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Un hexapode Symétrie utilisé dans une vidéo d’art contemporain

Du 15 mai au 7 juillet 2018 à la Fondation d’entreprise Ricard à Paris, les artistes Fabien Giraud et Raphaël Siboni vont présenter The Outlawed, tourné à l’aide d’un hexapode Symétrie. Ce film fait partie The Unmanned, 2045–1542 (A HISTORY OF COMPUTATION), une fresque historique de huit séquences sur l'informatique.

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ACAL BFi : partenariat avec le spécialiste de la qualité de l’air CUBIC

The composition of the air directly affects everything it comes into contact with – from local environments to industrial processes, human health to global climate change. Forecasts predict that within the next three years, the air-quality-monitoring market will be worth an estimated $5.6 billion, with a Compound Annual Growth Rate of 8.5% from 2016 to 2021[1], as individuals, businesses and governments alike take steps to improve our environment.

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Journée Perspectives de la Photonique française

Près de 300 personnes réunies pour parler de notre filière et de son avenir.

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Journée de la lumière en France

À compter de 2018, le 16 mai devient, à l’initiative de l’UNESCO, la Journée internationale de la Lumière. Pour l’année 2018 et les suivantes, l’UNESCO a désigné le Comité National Lumière et Société « National Node » de cette journée, qui devient en France la Journée de la Lumière en France.

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R&D : Amélioration de l’intensité et de la résolution spectrale d’un signal Raman par l’utilisation d’un imageur spectral dénué d'aberration géométrique

La spectroscopie Raman est une méthode, non destructrice et ne nécessitant pas ou peu de préparation d’échantillon, qui permet d’obtenir des informations sur le contenu moléculaire de nombreuses substances. Le signal Raman est néanmoins typiquement plusieurs ordres de grandeur plus faible que d’autres méthodes spectroscopiques complémentaires (spectroscopie d’absorption – en particulier infrarouge, fluorescence induite par laser …) ce qui limite souvent son utilisation. Il existe des techniques permettant d’augmenter considérablement le signal Raman (SERS, spectroscopie Raman résonante, Raman UV) mais celles-ci ne sont pas applicables à tous les matériaux, nécessitent souvent une préparation spécifique et/ou sont coûteuses.

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SPIE Photonics Europe 2018

Une séance plénière de grande puissance, une salle de démo AR / VR / MR, un programme technique formidable et le succès d'un tout nouveau concours de design optique pour les étudiants ont donné le ton au retour de SPIE Photonics Europe à Strasbourg cette année.

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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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