Tag: optics

Trapping light: a long lifetime in a very small place

Trapping light: a long lifetime in a very small place

June 16, 2014

Physicists have created a silicon nanocavity that allows light to be trapped 10 times longer than in other similarly-sized optical cavities. Nanocavities are key components of nanophotonics circuits.

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Rochester tries to grow with photonics industry

Rochester tries to grow with photonics industry

June 13, 2014

“Rochester has been, since 1853, since the founding of Bausch + Lomb, the center of the optics industry in the United States,” said Paul Ballentine, deputy director of the Center for Emerging and Innovative Sciences at the University of Rochester. “We don’t want to say we are trying to get on the map, that would be a grave injustice to the community.”

In the area, photonics and related fields such as optics and imagining account for about 17,000 jobs at more than 75 companies. Statewide, the industry supports more than 25,000 jobs at 300 companies across New York state. The global market is about $500 billion with the Finger Lakes region accounting for about 1 percent of that market.

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Area eyes optics/photonics manufacturing institute

Area eyes optics/photonics manufacturing institute

June 3, 2014

The first step to establish an optics/photonics manufacturing institute in the Rochester region has been taken with the Department of Defense issuing a request for information this week from academia and industry seeking to be the site for such an institute. Locally, the Rochester Regional Photonics Cluster, which includes representation from industry as well as […]

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Vision scientist named to National Academy of Sciences

Vision scientist named to National Academy of Sciences

April 29, 2014

Optics professor David Williams, a leading experts on human vision, has been named a member of the National Academy of Sciences in recognition of his continuing achievements in original research. The honor is one of the highest given to a scientist in the United States.

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University showcases emerging technologies

University showcases emerging technologies

April 8, 2014

The Center for Emerging and Innovative Sciences (CEIS) will host its 14th Annual University Technology Showcase on the afternoon of April 10. The topic will be “Industry-University Collaborations and Economic Development: How can universities and companies work together to rebuild manufacturing in the US?”

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Peeking into Schrödinger’s box

Peeking into Schrödinger’s box

January 20, 2014

How do you measure a 27-dimensional quantum state, when the act of measuring can lead to its collapse? (photo by Flickr user Martin Cathrae)

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Inaugural Optics Professorship Recipient Named

Inaugural Optics Professorship Recipient Named

November 19, 2013

Professor Govind Agrawal, a world leader in optical communications, is the first recipient of the Dr. James C. Wyant Professorship in Optics.

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New Partnership Advances Freeform Optics

New Partnership Advances Freeform Optics

July 31, 2013

Freeform optics could transform 21st century optical science, allowing for a wider range of shapes for lenses and mirrors, which in turn may revolutionize mobile displays, LED lighting, remote sensing devices and astronomical instrumentation.

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Quantum Optics Leaders Convene in Rochester

Quantum Optics Leaders Convene in Rochester

June 17, 2013

Two hundred physics and optics researchers from 20 countries worldwide have come together at the University of Rochester this week for the Tenth Rochester Conference on Coherence and Quantum Optics.

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How To Hide a Boy – or Maybe a Satellite

How To Hide a Boy – or Maybe a Satellite

June 7, 2013

With the help of his 14 year-old son, Benjamin, John Howell built three simple but surprisingly effective optical cloaking devices with inexpensive, off-the-shelf materials.

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