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The path length of light in opaque media

A seemingly paradoxical prediction in physics has now been confirmed in an experiment: no matter whether an object is opaque or transparent, the average length of the light’s paths through the object is always the same.

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Edmund Optics and Etaluma Announce Sales Partnership

Edmund Optics (EO) and Etaluma announced that they have entered into a sales channel partnership to make Etaluma next-generation inverted LS microscopes accessible to a wider range of researchers and educators. Etaluma’s entry-level LS560 green fluorescence microscope and LS460 monochrome brightfield microscope can now be purchased from the Edmund Optics website and catalog.

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Dr.-Ing. Stefan Kaierle new Executive Director of the LZH

On April 16th, 2018, Dr.-Ing. Stefan Kaierle takes over the scientific and technical management of the Laser Zentrum Hannover e.V. (LZH) together with Dr. Dietmar Kracht. He succeeds Prof. Dr.-Ing. Ludger Overmeyer, who takes over the Chairmanship of the Scientific Directorate from Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Ertmer.

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Marketing for the photonics industry

You create a start-up, diversify the business of your SME, expand your product range; every new activity, every new business, starts with a concept. You, your partners, your team, have an idea for a product. Your dream product will be better and cheaper or it might not even exist yet, but it will meet market requirements. You are going to make this concept a reality.

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IoT: Airoha, Acal BFi to collaborate

Airoha Technology Corporation (Airoha), the dedicated, fully owned, IoT solutions subsidiary of leading global technology company MediaTek, has selected Acal BFi, the European leader in advanced technology solutions, as the first regional technical partner to bring its systems-on-chip (SoC) solutions to the IoT sector.

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Nanoparticles give solar panels a green color

Researchers from AMOLF, the University of Amsterdam (UvA) and the Energy Research Centre of the Netherlands (ECN) have developed a technology to create efficient bright green colored solar panels, and ease large-scale application as building materials.

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Retinal prosthesis system: a revolutionary advancement for the severely visually impaired

Despite all the advancements in modern ophthalmology, disease can affect vision, resulting in blindness. Worldwide, there are 200 000 people who have retinitis pigmentosa, 2 million with age-related macular degeneration (AMD) and 6 million have other forms of sight loss.

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Buyer’s guide. Terahertz (THz) cameras

Many academic research laboratories use terahertz cameras to characterise sources, align optical tables, study physical phenomena, etc. At the same time, more and more applied research teams, in R&D institutes and companies, use these cameras to investigate the applications of terahertz imaging in varied domains such as security, non-destructive testing, or environment and health issues. In response to these needs, mature uncooled terahertz cameras are now being commercialized.

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Création de Photonics France, la fédération française de la photonique

Les Assemblées Générales de l’AFOP, le syndicat professionnel de l’Optique Photonique et du CNOP, le Comité National d’Optique et de Photonique ont voté leur fusion pour devenir Photonics France, le 24 avril 2018. Association loi 1901, Photonics France est la fédération française de la photonique. Elle regroupe les industriels, les académiques et les associations de la photonique en France.

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Laser technology helps detecting lipid in coronary arteries

Heart attacks triggered by coronary thrombosis are amongst the leading causes of death worldwide. As this Acute Coronary Disease (ACD) is caused by the rupture of atherosclerotic plaque (Coronary Artery Disease, CAD), the vulnerability of this plaque - more precisely its lipid-rich necrotic core - serves as an indicator for the probability of heart attacks and helps to determine the appropriate treatment.

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Photonic devices and applications

Articles published in Photoniques special EOS issue, march-april 2018.

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Allied Vision CEO Frank Grube passes away at age 53

Frank Grube, Allied Vision’s President & CEO, suddenly passed away on April 14, 2018 while on weekend leave at his family home. "We are all shocked by this terrible loss," said Michael Cyros, Chief Commercial Officer of the company and a member of the Management Board. "Our thoughts are with his wife and his family. Frank was a passionate leader and all Allied Vision employees know how much the company owes its success to his entrepreneurial spirit."

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Infrared interferometry: First Light Imaging’s C-RED One is looking at the sky!

MIRC-X, the 6-telescope beam combination instrument developed by the University of Exeter (UK) and the University of Michigan (USA), together with C-RED One, the world’s fastest low noise infrared camera from First Light Imaging, are opening new perspectives in infrared interferometry for astronomy.

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Special EOS Issue 2018: Photonics in Europe

Innovation, the heart of the reactor

Europe has a long-lasting tradition of technological competitiveness. As such, it lives from its knowledge and know-how. Innovation in photonics is one of the drivers of this competitiveness, producing knowledge and science, and transforming them into devices and applied systems.

But knowledge and know-how may not be enough: we must also make-knowing.

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UNESCO proclaims May 16th as the International Day of Light

The 39th Session of the UNESCO General Conference has today proclaimed the date of May 16th as the International Day of Light. The proclamation of this annual International Day will enable global appreciation of the central role that light and light-based technologies play in the lives of the citizens of the world in areas of science, technology, culture, education, and sustainable development. The International Day of Light is an enduring follow-up to UNESCO’s highly successful International Year of Light in 2015 that reached over 100 million people in over 140 countries.

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Mots croisés - Les Opticiens Célèbres : édition internationale

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Des capteurs de lumière moins chers, moins toxiques et recyclables pour la production d'hydrogène

Mimer la photosynthèse des plantes pour convertir, grâce à la lumière, des molécules stables et abondantes comme l'eau et le CO2 en carburant hautement énergétique (l'hydrogène) ou en produits chimiques d'intérêt pour l'industrie, est aujourd'hui un défi majeur de la recherche.

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PIXAPP Advanced Photonic Packaging Training Programme

PIXAPP, the European Photonic Packaging Pilot Line, is proud to announce opening of its new hands-on training programme in advanced photonic packaging. The first training course was held at Tyndall National Institute, University College Cork in January, with participants from around the world attending the week-long course.

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Memorandum of understanding between Russian Laser Association and EPIC

Ivan Kovsh, president of the Russian Laser Association, and Carlos Lee, Director General of EPIC (European Photonics Industry Consortium ) signed on 27 February 2018 a collaboration agreement. The signature took place at the 14th international exhibition for laser, optical and optoelectronic technologies at the Expocentre fairgrounds in Moscow, Russia.

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Industrie 4.0 : le numérique dans les microtechniques

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Dans un contexte de mondialisation et de concurrence, l’industrie devient un système global interconnecté, dans lequel les machines, les systèmes (ERP) et les produits communiquent en permanence. Industrie 4.0 consiste à faire travailler de concert l’internet des objets et l’internet des services. L’objectif étant d’augmenter la productivité avec un zéro défaut garanti afin de produire aussi bien des petites séries que des grandes séries dans des temps et à des coûts identiques.

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