- How We Can Use Light to See Inside the Human Body (Gizmodo) (3/5/2015) - Human flesh is opaque. As any good dictionary will tell you, that means it has the quality of “not transmitting light; being impenetrable to sight.” Well, forget that: scientists now can use light to see inside objects that were traditionally off-limits to the human eye—including our bodies. Of course it’s already possible to use X-rays, […]
- “Roc” the Year of Light 2015 in Rochester (2/26/2015) - The international year of light is a global initiative to increase awareness and education on the many ways light effects our world. Rochester, being a huge player in the world of optics, has a great website if you want to get involved in activities surrounding the international year of light. Check out the site: Roc […]
- New contact lenses will help people see with inbuilt telescope (2/14/2015) - A new contact lens is being developed by Dr. Eric Tremblay (a designer) from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology that may help people see that suffer from age-related macular degeneration. The contact lens features an inbuilt telescope. Read more here
- Extraordinary Book Celebrates Light at Photonics West (2/10/2015) - Originally posted on New York Photonics Focus:
SPIE is sharing a very special book that celebrates light this year at Photonics West 2015. 2015 was designated the International Year of Light and Light-Based Technologies by the United Nations and UNESCO in late 2013. (IYOL) The SPIE published book, Celebrating Light, 50 Ways Light-based Technologies Enrich…
- Optical Measurement, For The Win: Ultrasonic Thickness Gauge vs. The OptiGauge™ (2/4/2015) - There are many types of thickness measurement- one of those being ultrasonic thickness measurement. Ultrasonic thickness measurement has many benefits, but falls short in a few critical areas where optical thickness measurement excels. Here are the details in a colorful infographic.
- How It’s Made: Fiber Optics (2/3/2015) - One of our rock-star engineers, Clark, sent me this video today because he thought it was really interesting- it shows how fiber optics are made. I’d have to agree that it is a pretty fascinating video. This video was featured on the Discovery Channel’s “How It’s Made” television series in an episode about fiber optics. In […]
- Medical Design Briefs Features Lumetrics Article: Non-Contact, Light-based Measurements for Medical Balloons and Catheters (12/11/2014) - One of the most prevalent measurement devices in a medical balloon or catheter manufacturing facility is the micrometer gauge. It is simple and inexpensive. But, this measurement technique is subject to a high degree of operator variability. Another limitation is that it measures total thickness only, and not the actual individual wall thickness. Furthermore, a micrometer compresses the measured part, and must, by design, come into contact with the material. The micrometer does not provide engineers with the precise and detailed information they need to develop and improve production processes. What other issues are there?
- Next: The 10 Crazy Medtech Ideas That Could Disrupt Medicine (12/9/2014) - This is a fun summary of 10 great new ideas in the medical device industry that could really change your life. As we look back on 2014 and forward to 2015 we should keep these technologies in mind. All of them use photonics at their core. http://www.qmed.com/mpmn/gallery/10-crazy-medtech-ideas-could-disrupt-medicine
- Coolest Technologies of 2014 | Qmed (12/3/2014) - There are technology breakthroughs, and then there are jaw-droppingly amazing technology breakthroughs. We at Qmed have seen plenty of incredible technologies come across our radar this year. Here are 10 that especially impressed us: Coolest Technologies of 2014 | Qmed.
- In Rochester, New York, Experiments Mimic Cosmic Explosions and Planetary Cores (11/11/2014) - Originally posted on New York Photonics Focus:
Researchers in Rochester, NY are finding ways to understand some of the mysteries of space without leaving earth. Using high-intensity lasers at the University of Rochester’s OMEGA EP Facility focused on targets smaller than a pencil’s eraser, they conducted experiments to create colliding jets of plasma knotted by…
- Thorlabs Acquires Corning QCL and Partners with Daylight Solutions (11/7/2014) - Originally posted on New York Photonics Focus:
Component and system provider Thorlabs has continued its expansion up the photonics value chain with the acquisition of Corning’s optoelectronics research group – including significant expertise in quantum cascade laser (QCL) development. And the company has immediately followed that up with a strategic partnership involving Daylight Solutions, the San…
- Push for National Manufacturing Institute in Optics and Photonics is focus of RRPC Annual Meeting (9/19/2014) - Originally posted on New York Photonics Focus:
The Rochester region is lighting the way to an exciting new era of collaboration aimed at fueling innovation and manufacturing in the nation’s Optics, Photonics and Imaging Industry. Congresswoman Louise Slaughter delivers opening remarks at RRPC’s Annual Meeting Sept. 4 as RRPC Executive Director Tom Battley looks on.…
- Glass Measurement Using White Light Interferometry: Lumetrics® Vice President Steve Heveron-Smith Explains Why Glass Thickness Measurement is Crucial to a Successful Operation (5/14/2014) - Whether producing float glass, tubing, bottles, or other products, thickness measurement is one of the critical parameters in a successful operation. Steve Heveron-Smith describes how an all fiber-based interferometer can work in different glass applications.
- Tested Samples: Medical Balloon Thickness Measurement (5/6/2014) - Should using a micrometer and taking a double wall thickness measurement be the industry standard for medical balloon measurement? No, it shouldn’t. Here’s why.
- Tested Samples: Critical Adhesive Thickness Measurement (5/6/2014) - Sometimes the simplest things cause the biggest problems. Whether it’s tablet computers, cell phones, medical devices, or other products, the thickness of an adhesive layer can be critical. Read more.