A multikilowatt diode laser system that’s bright enough to cut and weld — even through a half-inch of steel — at greater efficiencies than today’s industrial lasers is being commercialized by MIT Lincoln Laboratory spinout TeraDiode. The 4-kilowatt TeraBlade runs on a novel power-scaling technique developed at MIT that manipulates individual diode laser beams into a single...Continue Reading
Corning will expand production at its Canton plant in a $21 million project that will create 40 permanent jobs with the help of a low-cost power allocation, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo is expected to announce today. The plant on McAdoo Road in the town of DeKalb will increase production of high-fused silica glass used in...Continue Reading
Mort Zuckerman, Editor-in-chief at US News and World Report, suggests that we are losing manufacturing jobs, not because competing economies are stealing them, but because we are not growing the workforce to fill the job openings that we have. STEM, immigration and job training are three areas to focus on to deal with destructive innovation,...Continue Reading
The International Year of Light 2015 recognizes the importance of raising global awareness of how light-based technologies promote sustainable development and provide solutions to global challenges in energy, education, agriculture, and health. Share your work and show SPIE (and the world!) how light and light-based technologies play a vital role in our everyday lives. http://www.light2015.org/Home/About/Latest-News/July2014/1July2014.html Rural Cambodians...Continue Reading
Rochester, New York is bursting with energy, photonic energy! The New York (NYSTAR) MEP Center, aka High Tech Rochester, is a key player in the revitalizing this industry, along with various economic and business development entities in the Rochester region. To strengthen and grow this industry the Rochester region has received three grants; the Advanced...Continue Reading
New York Photonics is a not-for-profit organization founded to promote and enhance the New York State optics, photonics and imaging industry by fostering the cooperation of business, academia and government.