Dr. Michael J. Cumbo has been appointed Semrock’s new General Manager, effective September 14, 2009. Cumbo brings nearly 30 years of experience in lasers and electro-optics at publicly traded photonics companies such as OCLI, JDS Uniphase, and Coherent, and venture capital funded startups BinOptics, Raydiance and NanoGram Solar. Cumbo has a masters degree in electrical engineering from Rochester Institute of Technology (1987), and a Masters (1990) and PhD (1993) in...Continue Reading
Keynote Speaker: Takashi Tanaka World’s leading expert on Toyota Development System Creating the Multi-Skilled Technology Worker Pipeline: A Toyota Perspective Monday, November 2, 2009 2:30 –8:00 PM Monroe Community College R. Thomas Flynn Center Rooms A & B, 1000 East Henrietta Road Consultant Takashi Tanaka played an integral role in developing Toyota’s ‘oobeya’ project process for the first Prius, cutting the development cycle from a forecasted 36 months to an...Continue Reading
Rochester, NY October, 2009 – Vincent Associates, the manufacturer of UNIBLITZ® shutters, is pleased to announce that they have received a United States patent for the UNIBLITZ®II N-CAS® NS series of shutters which has been recently released as a new product line. These products are the NS15 (15mm), NS25 (25mm), and the NS45 (45mm) series of shutters. Additional aperture sizes and additional uni-stable devices will also be available soon. The...Continue Reading
Sydor Instruments announced the appointment of Daniel Rao as Account Executive: Aerospace & Defense. Rao has more than 14 years of experience in both the commercial and government communications and electronics industries. He has a solid record of achievement and demonstrated success driving multimillion-dollar program growth, while providing award-winning sales leadership in highly competitive technical markets. His diverse professional experience includes program management, product development, and sales management. Prior to...Continue Reading
FluxData introduces a 3-CCD polarization camera in a new compact form factor. The FD-1665P is a new camera system capable of collecting video at three linear polarization orientations simultaneously. Polarimetric imaging is an active research area in medical, machine vision and defense applications. Because the polarimetric preserving and/or inducing properties of materials are often complementary to their spectral signatures, polarization provides additional information to analysts and researchers. Polarization imaging has...Continue Reading
This Small Business Innovation Research Phase II project is aimed at developing a high speed fiber-optic eye measurement system (FEMS) for axial dimensions of a human eye. The project extends the field of long-range time-domain low-coherence interferometry (TD-LCI) to higher speeds and higher sensitivities. This project uses improved optical fiber stretching technology to achieve fast measurement rates at the necessary scanning range, and modified heterodyne detection approach to maintain high...Continue Reading
The Rochester Regional Photonics Cluster announced its inaugural awards at their annual meeting on April 24th. For working with fellow members and the community to promote the Rochester Region’s Optics, Photonics and Imaging Industry, the Leadership award was given to John Hart, president and CEO of Lumetrics. John has over 25 years of management experience in the optics industry in businesses from start-ups to large multi-national corporations. John moved over...Continue Reading
New York Photonics is a not-for-profit organization founded to promote and enhance the New York State optics, photonics and imaging industry by fostering the cooperation of business, academia and government.