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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, expected to be voted on by the House and Senate later this week. Also included...
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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 and robotic exploration spacecraft design, to supply Pixelink camera technology to NASA. NASA chose Pixelink...
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Chamber of Commerce president, Bob Duffy, Jim Sydor from Sydor Optics, and some East High Alumni toured two program at East High School (Rochester, NY). There are two program at East: East High School Precision Optics Manufacturing Opthalmology / Optometry Lab in the same building across the hall While they were touring, a visiting ophthalmologist tested students’ eyes and other students shopped for frames that will be dispensed by students...
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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 they today?
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Mixer for Luminate’s inaugural cohort networked entrepreneurs with OPI mentors Rochester, NY:  Luminate NY, the world’s largest optics, photonics, and imaging accelerator (OPI), held their first ever Fast Tech Pitch hosted by New York Photonics.  The event featured three minute pitches from each of the Luminate companies to a group of over 20 executives from OPI industry leaders including Rochester Precision Optics, Navitar, Optimax and Sydor Technologies, the events’ sponsor.  After the pitches, teams and the companies met individually to discuss opportunities...
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The latest blog post from our dear colleague, Damon Diehl. “Before getting into a definition of photonics, we first have to define what a photon is. Good luck with that.”   >Read More Here<<
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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 scholars nationwide chosen from more than 1,800 students who entered the competition. >>Read More Here<<
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New York Photonics congratulates the 2018 SPIE Fellow designees. We in the industry know how much that signifies: to be nominated and recognized by your peers as the best of the best in your field. Thank you for your amazing work in optics, photonics and imaging. Your technical contributions make life better for all mankind! “The honor recognizes their significant scientific and technical contributions in the multidisciplinary fields of optics,...
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