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Redwave Introduces the MG line of Chalcogenide IR Glass Materials Designers of components and systems that require optics for 0.8 to 18 microns or current users of chalcogenide glasses and any infrared system will want to know about Redwave Glass, a new US based producer of chalcogenide glass based in Rochester, NY.  Redwave currently offers...
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Monroe County is celebrating National Small Business Week May 1st – May 5th with a week of local events aimed at recognizing small businesses while providing educational and development opportunities to businesses, employees and elected leaders.   Among the week’s speakers will be Zach Hobbs from Sydor Optics. Hobbs will discuss two projects undertaken at Sydor...
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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...
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SPIE is sharing a very special book that celebrates light this year at Photonics West 2015. 2015 was designated the International Year of Light and Light-Based Technologies by the United Nations and UNESCO in late 2013. (IYOL) The SPIE published book, Celebrating Light, 50 Ways Light-based Technologies Enrich Our World, is a must-have. As John...
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Someday your smartphone might be able to help you in a new way when you’re traveling: by telling you whether the water is safe to drink. Although a water app isn’t close yet, researchers at Corning and elsewhere recently discovered that they could use Gorilla Glass, the toughened glass made by Corning that’s commonly used...
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Super-hydrophobic properties could lead to applications in solar panels, sanitation and as rust-free metals Scientists at the University of Rochester have used lasers to transform metals into extremely water repellent, or super-hydrophobic, materials without the need for temporary coatings. Super-hydrophobic materials are desirable for a number of applications such as rust prevention, anti-icing, or even...
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Funding Opportunity Announced Through a Funding Opportunity Announcement  (FOA) made on Nov. 6, the U.S. Department of Defense is calling for concept papers for the establishment of an Integrated Photonics Institute for Manufacturing Innovation (IP-IMI). The IP-IMI will be the largest federal investment to date under the Obama administration’s National Network for Manufacturing Innovation (NNMI)...
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Union workers at Corning Inc.’s Canton plant have been asked to take unpaid voluntary layoffs because of a slowdown in customer demand for some products produced at the factory. A notice posted at the plant Tuesday came less than three weeks after company officials broke ground on a $21 million expansion project that’s supposed to...
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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...
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