Tag: photonics

Vice President Biden, Governor Cuomo announce that Rochester will be headquarters for nation’s newest manufacturing innovation hub

Vice President Biden, Governor Cuomo announce that Rochester will be headquarters for nation’s newest manufacturing innovation hub

July 27, 2015

The University of Rochester is a key partner in a consortium that has won a national competition to advance U.S. photonics manufacturing capability. The new American Institute for Manufacturing Integrated Photonics (AIM Photonics) will be headquartered in Rochester, New York, and will bring the nation’s leading talent from companies, universities, and federal research institutions together under one entity to develop the next generation of integrated photonics and deliver global manufacturing leadership.

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Defense Department chooses Rochester for photonics center

Defense Department chooses Rochester for photonics center

July 22, 2015

The Department of Defense has picked Rochester as the location for a sought-after manufacturing hub focused on the field of integrated photonics, U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer said Wednesday, ahead of an official announcement.

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Defense Department chooses Rochester for photonics center

Defense Department chooses Rochester for photonics center

July 22, 2015

The Department of Defense has picked Rochester as the location for a sought-after manufacturing hub focused on the field of integrated photonics, U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer said Wednesday, ahead of an official announcement.

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Space-based optics are taking off

Space-based optics are taking off

July 6, 2015

A mixture of advancements in optical technology, more efficient manufacturing processes, and innovative scientists and ideas are propelling the optics industry to new heights. And the demand for innovative optics technologies is growing.

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2-D materials produce optically active quantum dots for first time

2-D materials produce optically active quantum dots for first time

May 5, 2015

While graphene has become increasingly used for optoelectronic applications, researchers at the University of Rochester claim that the work they have done with tungsten diselenide represents the first time that 2-D materials have produced optically active quantum dots.

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Defects in atomically thin semiconductor emit single photons

Defects in atomically thin semiconductor emit single photons

May 4, 2015

Until now, optically active quantum dots have not been observed in materials consisting of a single layer of atom, also known as 2D materials. Rochester researchers have shown how the 2D material tungsten diselenide can be fashioned into an atomically thin semiconductor that serves as a platform for solid-state quantum dots.

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Politicos make photonics push again

Politicos make photonics push again

April 2, 2015

Rochester’s Washington D.C. delegation is again throwing its political weight behind New York landing a federally created center for photonics manufacturing. The White House last year announced that through the U.S. Defense Department it would put $110 million toward creation of a high-tech Institute for Manufacturing Innovation with a focus on photonics.

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New York-led proposal among photonics finalists

New York-led proposal among photonics finalists

April 1, 2015

A partnership based in New York is a finalist for funding from the Department of Defense to develop of network of photonics research and training facilities.

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New approach uses “twisted light” to increase the efficiency of quantum cryptography systems

New approach uses “twisted light” to increase the efficiency of quantum cryptography systems

March 20, 2015

Rochester researchers and their collaborators have developed a way to transfer 2.05 bits per photon by using “twisted light.” The new approach doubles the 1 bit per photon that is possible with current systems that rely on light polarization and could help increase the efficiency of quantum cryptography systems.

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Rob Clark comments on bipartisan ‘Manufacturing Universities’ bill

March 18, 2015

The Manufacturing Universities Act of 2015 would establish a program within the Commerce Department’s National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) charged with designating 25 schools as “Manufacturing Universities.”

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