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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...
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Luminate (a program of Nextcorps) announced the 10 companies selected to take part in the second cohort of New York State’s Luminate NY accelerator competition in Rochester. The finalists selected include optics, photonics and imaging start-ups who were selected after pitching their innovative ideas to an advisory panel comprised of industry experts at the Luminate...
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To help foster leadership in the application of high-intensity lasers, the University of Rochester’s Laboratory for Laser Energetics (LLE) is partnering with eight other high-intensity laser facilities across the country in a new national research network called LaserNetUS. The collaboration, which includes University of Texas at Austin, Ohio State, Colorado State, Michigan, Nebraska-Lincoln, SLAC National...
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IDEX has expanded its presence in Rochester, New York, with the construction of a new state-of-the-art optics facility. The 100,000 square-foot site includes both manufacturing and research and development activity, consolidating the Semrock and Melles Griot businesses based in Rochester with the Carlsbad, California business, which has traditionally specialized in lasers and integrated optical systems. The new...
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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,...
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In 2001 we began running a series of ads in trades like Laser Focus World and Photonics Spectra promoting Rochester and the Finger Lakes Region as an international center for optics, photonics and imaging. These four OPI workers from the region were our models.  Do you recognize them?  Did you work with them?  Where are...
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Two Rochester teens have been named scholars in the prestigious Regeneron Science Talent Search (formerly the Intel Science Talent Search) for research projects they carried out last summer at the University of Rochester’s Laboratory for Laser Energetics (LLE). Nikhil Bose of Pittsford Sutherland High School and Yujia Yang from Brighton High School are among the 300...
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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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Rochester Institute of Technology researcher leading a three-year study on precision quantum sensing funded by a $550,000 grant from the U.S. Department of the Navy’s Office of Naval Research, officials announced Wednesday. Research underway at RIT advances a new kind of sensing technology that captures data with better precision than currently possible and promises cheaper,...
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Crosman acquired laser sight company LaserMax a couple weeks after the airgun and optics manufacturer was acquired by a Connecticut capital investment company. The chain of events kicked off July 5 when Compass Diversified Holdings completed the purchase of Crosman for $152 million using both cash and credit, according to public filings of the transaction. Then, Crosman acquired LaserMax on...
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