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2014-06-17 23:05:55

Fenstermaker Advanced Technologies Expert Andrew Titcom Publishes white paper describing how laser scanning can reduce planning time for plant modifications by half while doubling your personnel’s safety. Lafayette, LA (PRWEB) June 17, 2014 In the past decade, laser scanning has quickly and broadly gained acceptance in the power and industrial fields, particularly where nuclear power is concerned, because of its ability to rapidly collect field data, minimize plant risk, and maximize...

2014-06-17 16:23:37

NEW YORK, June 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- IMAX Corporation (NYSE:IMAX) (TSX:IMX) today announced that Richard Gelfond, Chief Executive Officer of IMAX Corporation, will present at the Bernstein Future of Media Summit on Wed., June 18, 2014, at 3:30 pm ET. The conference is being held at the Taj Boston in Boston, MA. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20111107/MM01969LOGO The conference will be webcast live and can be accessed by visiting the 'Investor Relations' section of the...

Efficient Approach To Manufacture 3D Metal Parts Developed By Researchers
2014-06-17 03:15:18

By Kenneth K Ma, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory researchers have developed a new and more efficient approach to a challenging problem in additive manufacturing -- using selective laser melting, namely, the selection of appropriate process parameters that result in parts with desired properties. Selective laser melting (SLM) is a powder-based, additive manufacturing process where a 3D part is produced, layer by layer, using a high-energy...

2014-06-17 12:23:14

MIT Researchers Make Novel, High Sensitivity Optical Sensors that Swell When Exposed to a Target Gas -- Potential Industrial, Security, Environmental, and Medical Applications WASHINGTON, June 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Using microscopic polymer light resonators that expand in the presence of specific gases, researchers at MIT's Quantum Photonics Laboratory have developed new optical sensors with predicted detection levels in the parts-per-billion range. Optical sensors are...

2014-06-17 08:24:34

IMAX Signs Agreement with Country's Marquee Cinema Project to Open First IMAX® Theatre in Georgia BARCELONA, Spain, June 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Today at the 2014 CineEurope Conference, IMAX Corporation (NYSE: IMAX; TSX: IMX) and Cavea Cinemas, the fastest-growing cinema chain in South Caucasus, announced an agreement to install an IMAX(®) theatre at the exhibitor's new ten-screen multiplex - the largest in the region - located at the Eastpoint Shopping Mall in Tbilisi. The deal...

Researchers Create Light-trapping Nanostructure Using Genetic-inspired Approach
2014-06-16 03:26:13

University of Rochester Physicists at the University of Rochester have created a silicon nanocavity that allows light to be trapped longer than in other similarly-sized optical cavities. An innovative design approach, which mimics evolutionary biology, allowed them to achieve a 10-fold improvement on the performance of previous nanocavities. In a paper published in Applied Physics Letters today and featured on the cover, the scientists demonstrate they have confined light in a...

2014-06-16 09:42:09

SPIE Special section in Optical Engineering journal highlights optics and optical engineering for improved diagnosis and treatment A new special section on Human Vision in the current issue of Optical Engineering showcases optics and optical engineering research into new techniques and approaches for the study of human vision and the design of novel imaging systems. Put into practice, these new approaches enable applications such as earlier diagnosis of disease, improved treatment...

2014-06-16 08:25:02

NEW YORK, June 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- IMAX Corporation (NYSE: IMAX; TSX: IMX) today announced that its Board of Directors has authorized the repurchase of up to $150 million of its common shares. The decision reflects the Company's strong financial position, its positive outlook on its future cash position, and its focus on returning value to shareholders. The share repurchase program has a 3 year expiration date. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20111107/MM01969LOGO The...

2014-06-16 08:24:52

Leading Laser Light Source Provider Selected as Exclusive Supplier of Lasers for IMAX's Laser Projection Systems NEW YORK, June 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- IMAX Corporation (NYSE: IMAX; TSX: IMX) today announced an agreement for Necsel to be the exclusive worldwide provider of specified lasers for IMAX's laser projection systems. IMAX's laser projection technology will enable exhibitors to deliver a wide array of digital content - including documentaries and blockbuster films - and...

2014-06-15 23:01:11

Transparency Market Research added a new report "Laser Processing Market: Global Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast 2013 - 2019" to its report store. Browse the full report: http://www.transparencymarketresearch.com/laser-processing-market.html. Albany, New York (PRWEB) June 15, 2014 Ever since the arrival of laser (light amplification by simulated emission of radiation) technology, it has been used for various applications such as spectroscopy, ranging,...


Latest Optics Reference Libraries

Nature Photonics
2012-09-24 08:13:04

Nature Photonics is a peer-reviewed scientific journal established in 2007 and published monthly by the Nature Publishing Group. As with other Nature journals, this periodical has no external Editorial Board with editorial decisions made by a fully-functioning in-house team. The journal covers research related to optoelectronics, laser science, imaging, communications, and other aspects of photonics. It publishes review articles, research papers, news and commentary, and research...

Optics Communications
2012-04-30 14:35:08

Optics Communications is a peer-reviewed rapid-publication scientific journal published by Elsevier. This journal has been in publication since April of 1969, according to the Library of Congress. It reports on all fields of optical science and technology. The following subjects are covered in Optics Communications: Physical optics, Optical information and image processing, Guided wave optics, Atomic and molecular physics, Optical properties of condensed and soft matter, Quantum optics,...

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2010-09-24 17:50:57

A telescope, designed to aid the observation of remote objects, collects some form of electromagnetic radiation (such as visible light). The Netherlands developed the first known practical telescope in the 17th century. The term "telescope" was termed in order to describe Galileo's instruments in 1611. However, Galileo was not the inventor of the telescope. It was Hans Lippershey, Zacharias Janssen, and Jacob Metius who are credited with the creation of the telescope. In 1668, Isaac Newton...

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2010-09-23 19:15:37

Bifocals are eyeglasses, commonly prescribed for presbyopia, with two distinct optical powers. Although there are arguments against him, Benjamin Franklin is generally credited with the invention of bifocals. After a correspondence between George Whatley and John Fenno it was thought that Franklin possibly invented the bifocals fifty years earlier than previously thought. Many inventions are worked on independently by many people and bifocals may have been the same, however, Franklin was...

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2010-09-16 15:48:43

A magnifying glass is a convex lens, usually mounted in a frame with a handle, which is used to produce a magnified image of an object. The glass works by creating a magnified virtual image of an object behind the lens. However, the distance between the lens and the object must be shorter than the focal length for the glass to work. If the distance is not correct then the image will appear small and inverted. Many magnifying glasses are mounted on a stand to insure the proper distance...

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