February 2-7, 2019, the global optics and photonics community descended on San Francisco for SPIE’s annual conference: Photonics West. With a whopping 58 companies in attendance, New York Photonics had its largest showing to date, the largest of any cluster at the conference. “New York companies have been presenting and exhibiting at Photonics West for...Continue Reading
Tucked into the omnibus federal budget bill released Wednesday is the funding needed to keep the University of Rochester’s laser lab open and operating. The $75 million is an increase over the $68 million in federal funding awarded to the facility this year. New York’s Democratic Sens. Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand jointly announced the funding,...Continue Reading
AR/VR applications continue to be developed. Anyone who thinks this is going away needs to buy stock in buggy whips. The trendy-creepy glasses flopped. Then the tech giant realized that the future of wearables was in factories and warehouses. The original Glass designers had starry-eyed visions of masses blissfully living their lives in tandem with...Continue Reading
Rochester Precision Optics Wins Phase 2 STTR Grant for Chalcogenide Glass Mid-IR Rochester Precision Optics, LLC (RPO) has been awarded a grant from the Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) to pursue chalcogenide glass IR optic development for quantum cascade lasers. RPO, after successful completion of Phase 1 STTR, seeks to develop a fast axis collimating...Continue Reading
If you missed this presentation at Photonics West, SPIE’s Steven Anderson and his staff have been busy digging deeper. http://www.newyorkphotonics.org//pdf/PW15%20Anderson%20_%20Breakfast%20%20_%20Final.pdfContinue Reading
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