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September 2017
Professor Robert L. McCrory, a physicist and scientific leader who has shepherded the University of Rochester’s Laboratory for Laser Energetics to international prominence during the past 35 years, will retire from the directorship on October 1, the beginning of the federal government’s fiscal year. McCrory, who holds the title of University Professor—one of just eight...
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Jaime Cardenas, University of Rochester Tuesday, Oct 3 at 7:00 PM Laboratory for Laser Energetics – East Lobby 240 East River Road, Rochester, NY 14623 Abstract: Integrated photonics, or optics on a chip, offers solutions to many of the challenges common to traditional optics such as element alignment, stability, and size. On-chip photonic devices are...
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OSA is seeking nominations for a NEW award, named after Rochester’s Kevin Thompson, for early-career professionals in optical engineering, metrology or lens design.  Who can you nominate???  Spread the word and help recognize innovators in optics! Anyone who knew him just has to LOVE this logo of Kevin Thompson, right? >>Read More and Nominate Here<<
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Tuesday night, during The Optical Society’s Annual Business Meeting at the 2017 Frontiers in Optics + Laser Science (FIO + LS) conference in Washington, DC, the Optical Society (OSA) announced that its members have elected Stephen D. Fantone, president and founder of Optikos Corporation, as its 2018 vice president. Three directors-at-large were also chosen during this year’s...
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 On Friday, September 15th Adele Ratcliff, Director of Manufacturing Technology at the Department of Defense, along with Congresswoman Louise Slaughter (NY-25) met with 14 different photonics and optics companies, trying to get a better idea of how they function as manufacturing organizations and the critical role they play in the DOD supply chain. On Thursday,...
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AWARDS PRESENTED AT 2017 ANNUAL MEETING, SEPTEMBER 12, 2017 ROCHESTER, NY, September 12th. 2017 – The Rochester Regional Photonics Cluster/New York Photonics today honored three leaders in education and business for their contributions to New York’s Optics and Photonics Industry. RRPC Executive Director Tom Battley joined past years’ award winners to present the awards in...
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Grant funds the commercialization of a specialized Sydor Spectro CCD detector, designed for Soft X-ray Spectrometers. Sydor Instruments, a Sydor Technologies Company, announced today that it has been awarded a $991,741 SBIR Phase IIA grant from the Department of Energy, Office of Science to commercialize the unique Sydor Spectro CCD. Sydor Instruments will use this...
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“No region in the nation can match our strategic advantage in optics, photonics and imaging industries,” said Thomas Battley, executive director of the New York Photonics Industry Association in a statement. “Now is the time to work together to strategically promote our region and enhance its economic growth. This partnership between GRE and New York...
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New renaissance framework can be used by any organization, in any field, to sustain high growth The pioneering challenge is that it is hard to build an organization that can do both: incrementally innovate existing offerings you have now, and pioneer transformational offerings for the future. The more extreme the difference between those two creativities, the...
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