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Photonics has been at the core of many modern day inventions and economic growth for decades now. However, the environment for photonics technology and component providers remains highly fragmented and fiercely competitive with their OEM customers and end-users further up the value chain realizing more of the value. Is that changing? It appears the public...
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Why this particular speed and not something else? Or, to put it another way, where does the speed of light come from? Electromagnetic theory gave a first crucial insight 150 years ago. The Scottish physicist James Clerk Maxwell showed that when electric and magnetic fields change in time, they interact to produce a travelling electromagnetic...
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The International Year of Light and Light-based Technologies officially launched today with a two-day opening ceremony at UNESCO Headquarters in Paris, with more than 1,000 attendees including international diplomats, Nobel laureates, CEOs, and science and industry leaders from across the globe. The opening events highlight the themes of IYL 2015 programs designed to promote improved public and political...
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“If China shuts off the flow of glass, the United States will be out of drones in six months.” – CEO of a critical components contractor to the DoD It was anticipated and heavily lobbied for.  Does it look like anyone expected? On Monday, June 2nd, the Department of the Air Force, through Air Force...
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Thursday March 20, 2014 Congresswoman Louise Slaughter (Representative New York’s 25th District) sent a letter to President Obama today strongly endorsing the concept of a national manufacturing institute in Optics and Photonics, and clearly stating her position that Rochester, New York plays a leadership role.  Congresswoman Slaughter Optics letter 03 20 14 The National Network...
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Tuesday,  March 25th at 7:00 PM Laboratory for Laser Energetics Dr. Mathias Kolle of MIT. Dr. Kolle will discuss Biological and Bio-inspired Photonic Materials. After Dr. Kolle’s talk, Erika Hanson from consulting firm Terrapin Bright Green[terrapinbrightgreen.com] will describe NYSERDA funding for biomimetic R&D. To learn about the biomimicry progam, visit NY-BIG.org[ny-big.org]. Pre-talk dinner: with guest...
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“Rochester, Syracuse, Ithaca and Binghamton get to share the old car” Hey, that’s not my analogy, it’s Governor Cuomo’s.  In announcing the investments in Buffalo this morning, Governor Cuomo said that the state investing $1B in Buffalo was like having five children, and on Christmas morning, handing a set of keys to one of them...
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All of the banners are attention-grabbing and colorful. Only one group has over 70 companies at Photonics West, more than any of the others.  Something else distinguishes that group. Can you guess what it is? New York is a State, not a country! And yet we compete with countries to develop the optics, photonics, imaging...
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