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Vincent Associates®, the manufacturer of Uniblitz® Shutter Systems, announces that 2019 is the company’s 50th year in business. The company’s commitment to providing quality state-of-the-art electronic shutter products to the photonics, health science, photography, film, robotics, defense, and aerospace industries has made reaching this milestone possible. Founded by Andrew W. Vincent in 1969, Vincent Associates...
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Additional Backing Will Support Three More Rounds of Optics, Photonics and Imaging Competition Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced $15 million in additional funding is being made available to support three more rounds of the Luminate NY business accelerator competition in Rochester. The Luminate competition focuses exclusively on the optics, photonics and imaging industry. The program...
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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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Three outstanding women, two in the optics industry, were honored by the National Women’s Hall of Fame as Keepers of the Flame on Monday, December 17. The designees were Dr. Susan Houde-Walter, President and CEO of LaserMaxDefense (LMD), Dr. Alexis Vogt, Associate Professor of Optics at Monroe Community College, and Carol Ritter Wright, former Rochester...
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Optics Manufacturer Will Add More Than 20,000 Square-Feet to Existing Facility and Add More Than 200 New Jobs New York Photonics OPI manufacturer Rochester Precision Optics will expand its headquarters in the Town of Henrietta, outside Rochester, adding more than 200 new jobs to the region. The company’s growth will accommodate two new projects—the relocation...
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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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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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October 25, 2018 – The Rochester Regional Photonics Cluster / New York Photonics today honored three leaders in education and business for their contributions to New York’s Optics and Photonics Industry. RRPC Executive Director Tom Battley presented the awards before stakeholders from industry, government and education from across the region at the New York Photonics...
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The Rochester area optics, photonics and imaging industry is an ecosystem that can serve as a model for the nation, according to a DoD executive responsible for manufacturing and supply chain analysis. That was the assessment by Adele Ratcliff, Director of the Manufacturing Resiliency & Assurance office and the Industrial Base Analysis & Sustainment Program...
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