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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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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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Optimax Systems Inc., Rochester, NY, is expanding again. The company will construct a $21.7 million, 60,000 square-foot addition at its existing facility on Dean Parkway. The expanded operations will allow Optimax Systems to raise the bar when it comes to supplying optics for its customers and will help the company solidify its brand and credibility...
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Corning Incorporated’s Office of STEM is launching a new cycle of the Technician Pipeline Program (TPP) in Rochester!  This program includes a salary of $25,000/yr PLUS job placement during the program and a full 2 year scholarship that includes tuition, books, and fees to earn an Associate’s Degree (AAS) in Optical Systems Technology from Monroe...
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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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DoubleHelix Gets Small In A Big Way Some scientific breakthroughs are massive, the scope of their impact sometimes stretching to every corner of the world. Others are small. Some, as is the case with Luminate resident Double Helix Optics, can be both. That’s not to say Double Helix’s focus and technology is insignificant. Rather, it’s...
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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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Pixelink® Awarded Contract to Supply Camera Technology to NASA Orion Spacecraft to use Pixelink camera technology for Optical Navigation System Pixelink, a Navitar Company and a global provider of industrial cameras for the machine vision and microscopy markets, has been chosen in conjunction with Deep Space Systems, an engineering services firm with expertise in human...
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