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2014-09-10 08:38:52

Expands Capabilities of RSoft OptSim to Accelerate Design of PIC-enabled, High-performance Optical Telecommunications Systems MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Sept. 10, 2014 Highlights: -- OptSim Circuit is an innovative tool to automate design of next-generation single- and multi-stage photonic integrated circuits (PICs) -- Models bidirectional propagation for both optical and electrical signals -- Models multipath interference (MPI) from network and PIC elements --...

2014-09-08 08:29:43

Deal Complements Cynosure's Platform with Radiofrequency Energy Sources and Accessory Products for Aesthetic and Surgical Indications; WESTFORD, Mass., Sept. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Cynosure, Inc. (NASDAQ: CYNO), a leader in laser- and light-based aesthetic treatments for non-invasive and minimally invasive applications, today announced that it has acquired the assets of Ellman International, Inc. for approximately $13.2 million in cash. In addition, Cynosure assumed certain...

2014-09-05 23:00:43

MarketOptimizer.org adds “Japan Aesthetic Lasers and Energy Devices Market Outlook to 2020” to its store. The objective is to provide information that represents the most up-to-date data of the industry possible. Dallas, Texas (PRWEB) September 06, 2014 “Japan Aesthetic Lasers and Energy Devices Market Outlook to 2020″, provides key market data on the Japan Aesthetic Lasers and Energy Devices market. The report provides value, in millions of US dollars, volume (in units) and...

New Combination Of Materials Opens The Door For Integrated Nanophotonic Circuits
2014-09-05 03:48:53

By David Barnstone, University of Rochester A new combination of materials can efficiently guide electricity and light along the same tiny wire, a finding that could be a step towards building computer chips capable of transporting digital information at the speed of light. Reporting today in The Optical Society's (OSA) high-impact journal Optica, optical and material scientists at the University of Rochester and Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich describe a basic model...

2014-08-28 23:18:15

The report provides a market analysis of the global military laser systems market and its application in Aerospace and Defense market over next six years - http://www.marketsandmarkets.com/Market-Reports/military-laser-systems-market-154285551.html. (PRWEB) August 28, 2014 The report provides market analysis of “Military Laser Systems Market by Application (Laser designator, Laser Range Finder, LIDAR, 3D scanner, Laser Weapon, Dazzlers, Laser sights, Proximity Fuze, Ring laser Gyro,...

2014-08-28 12:34:34

DUBLIN, Aug. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Global Optical Fiber Fusion Splicer Industry Report 2014" report to their offering. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130307/600769 The Global Optical Fiber Fusion Splicer Industry Report 2014 is a professional and in-depth study on the current state of the global optical fiber fusion splicer industry. The report provides a basic overview of the industry including definitions, classifications,...

Hybrid optoplasmonic system
2014-08-28 03:00:04

Rick Kubetz, Engineering Communications Office, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign By combining plasmonics and optical microresonators, researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have created a new optical amplifier (or laser) design, paving the way for power-on-a-chip applications. “We have made optical systems at the microscopic scale that amplify light and produce ultra-narrowband spectral output,” explained J. Gary Eden, a professor of electrical and...

2014-08-27 23:14:47

New cost models for estimators reduce estimating and quoting time without compromising accuracy or consistency. West Springfield, MA (PRWEB) August 27, 2014 MTI Systems Inc., developer of Costimator cost estimating software, announced today that they added Tube Laser and Fiber Laser cost models to their expansive cost model library. The tube laser cost model represents the manufacturing times and costs for tube laser machines such as Trumpf, Adige-BLM, and Mazak which are used to cut...

Biomimetic Photodetector
2014-08-27 03:00:22

Jade Boyd, Rice University Rice lab uses CMOS-compatible aluminum for on-chip color detection Rice University researchers have created a CMOS-compatible, biomimetic color photodetector that directly responds to red, green and blue light in much the same way the human eye does. The new device was created by researchers at Rice’s Laboratory for Nanophotonics (LANP) and is described online in a new study in the journal Advanced Materials. It uses an aluminum grating that can be added...

2014-08-25 23:05:43

According to iData Research’s U.S market for aesthetic laser and light therapy devices market report, the reduced recovery time associated with fractional laser therapy is an appealing alternative for patients compared to ablative therapy and chemical peels Vancouver, BC (PRWEB) August 25, 2014 According to a report by iData Research (http://www.idataresearch.com), the leading global authority in medical device and pharmaceutical market research, the total U.S market for aesthetic laser...


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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...

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  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'