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By Alexis Vogt, PhD, Monroe Community College We need not look any further than our wrists and pockets for evidence of the impact biophotonic devices have on our lives. Our watches and phones can monitor our health and even remind us when it’s time to exercise. All around us, biophotonics is revolutionizing our world. I...
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Researchers at the Rochester Institute of Technology will use photonic integrated circuit technology to improve the processing speed and energy consumption of brain-inspired computing technique through a $422,733 grant from the National Science Foundation. PIC: Hybrid Silicon Electronic Photonic Integrated Neuromorphic Networks is a multiyear project to advance neuromorphic computing using photonic circuits. Neuromorphic computing,...
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Rochester Regional Photonics Cluster Annual Meetings since 2012 Connecting the dots: 2012 Rochester Regional Photonics Cluster previews US Congress-commissioned Report “Optics & Photonics: Essential Technologies for Our Nation” at Annual Meeting, September 10, 2012.  Congresswoman Louise Slaughter is keynote speaker. “As the nation’s leading optics, photonics and imaging cluster, we are going to leverage this...
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University of Arizona selected for high-impact, industrial demonstration of new integrated photonic cryogenic datalink for focal plane arrays Program is major milestone for AIM Photonics The American Institute for Manufacturing Integrated Photonics (AIM Photonics), a public-private partnership advancing the nation’s photonics manufacturing capabilities, today announced the winner of a proposal call for a new Defense...
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Two years ago, former Vice President Joe Biden came to Rochester to announce the start of AIM Photonics. WHEC TV in Rochester wanted to know: what has happened since? There are two different things here. The thing the Vice President talked about was AIM Photonics. That is the federally-funded research and development group that is...
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New York Photonics member Precision Optical Transceivers (POT) is expanding into Eastman Business Park in Rochester. The company currently employs 20 people and expects to add another 30 positions at the new facility over the next two years. POT works with a wide variety of industries, including health care, education, enterprise, government entities, and service providers.  The...
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Rochester, NY, December 14 2016 A former Eastman Kodak Co. building on Lake Avenue is the recommended site for the research hub of the nation’s national integrated photonics initiative, AIM Photonics, sources say — with a vote confirming the selection expected Wednesday morning. The site is at the edge of Eastman Business Park, formerly Building 81 and...
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Just down the road, twenty minutes from Rochester. Off Route 332 half way between the New York State Thruway and Canandaigua. A Department of Defense Trusted Foundry Specializing in Packaging Photonics Micro Electro-Mechanical Systems (MEMS) on a chip. What makes this interesting?  Well, for one thing: packaging, and we aren’t talking about wrapping a birthday...
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Thank you, friends in photonics, for supporting the New York Photonics Annual Meeting and our economic development agenda. A special thank-you to our sponsors, without whom we would not be in a position to advocate for the region’s optics, photonics & imaging industry. We hope that you enjoyed hearing from Secretary of Energy, Ernest Moniz, senator...
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