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March 2014
20 Recipients of Prestigious OSA Awards for 2014 The winners include: Paul B. Corkum, Frederic Ives Medal/Jarus Quinn Prize;  Shin-Tson Wu, Esther Hoffman Beller Medal; Costas Soukoulis, Max Born Award; Anthony J. Campillo, Stephen D. Fantone Distinguished Service Award; Rebecca Richards-Kortum, Michael S. Feld Biophotonics Award; Juan Carlos Minaño, Joseph Fraunhofer Award/Robert M. Burley Prize;...
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Debates and committee testimony from OSTP and AAAS in Washington this week during congressional visits by concerned science and research stakeholders. http://www.aaas.org/program/rd-budget-and-policy-program
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Thursday March 20, 2014 Congresswoman Louise Slaughter (Representative New York’s 25th District) sent a letter to President Obama today strongly endorsing the concept of a national manufacturing institute in Optics and Photonics, and clearly stating her position that Rochester, New York plays a leadership role.  Congresswoman Slaughter Optics letter 03 20 14 The National Network...
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Things were grim for Corning Inc. about a dozen years ago. The telecommunications industry was slumping. The Southern Tier employer posted a $5.5 billion loss, began letting go thousands of workers and its stock took a nose-dive, dropping from $113 to just $1.10. Corning’s multi-year investment in perfecting optical fiber, which accounted for about 70...
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Sources at IBM say that product development kits based on the company’s work developing silicon photonics engines for high-speed data center and server connectivity are nearing the alpha stage and should reach full technology qualification next year. The company is now willing to engage potential partners interested in turning the technology into products. Speaking at...
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 $150,000 grant will fund cutting-edge detection camera WASHINGTON – Congresswoman Louise Slaughter (NY-25) announced today that  Rochester-based Sydor Instruments, LLC (Sydor) has been awarded a $150,000 STTR Phase One grant.  The grant will be used to fund development of a Spectro CCD X-Ray Camera for Energy Dispersive Spectrometers.  Sydor’s work to develop the camera will...
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State officials have approved commercial site plans for eight SUNY-linked schools that want to lure businesses under Gov. Andrew Cuomo‘s Start-Up NY initiative — including the blueprint proposed by the University at Albany. Story in the morning’s Times Union Albany.    
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Vincent’s first UNIBLITZ® product to be released in 2014 is the bi-stable RS20B shutter system. The shutter’s unique rectangular 20 mm diagonal aperture and blade sets itself apart from the other shutter series within the UNIBLITZ® product line. “The RS20B is our market response to provide a rectangular aperture shutter that is able to cover...
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Letter: Slaughter has led on photonics In reference to the Feb. 2 essay by Congresswoman Louise Slaughter (“To fight poverty locally, invest in well-paying jobs”), I applaud the congresswoman’s efforts on behalf of optics and photonics. This is an industry that is highly technical and often not understood by many outside of Rochester, but the...
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