Tag: photonics

Photonics HQ discussions continue; Two major players say they are working together

Photonics HQ discussions continue; Two major players say they are working together

August 18, 2015

That statement was issued jointly by the SUNY Polytechnic Institute President Alain Kaloyeros and University of Rochester President Joel Seligman. It says the two leaders share an unwavering commitment to establishing the headquarters for the photonics initiative in Downtown Rochester.

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Seligman’s very big plan for the very big deal

Seligman’s very big plan for the very big deal

August 4, 2015

This city has gone through a stunning loss of industrial jobs, so it’s not surprising that the photonics institute announcement dominated the news last week.

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Connections: Science Roundtable tackles photonics

Connections: Science Roundtable tackles photonics

August 3, 2015

The monthly science roundtable returns, and this month we have a timely subject: the science and application of photonics.

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Rochester bags $600 million hub for photonics R&D

Rochester bags $600 million hub for photonics R&D

July 28, 2015

Rochester, whose fortunes have risen and fallen with the demand for futuristic technologies from former powerhouses like Xerox and Kodak, is looking for its next big breakthrough in the field of integrated photonics, a light science with the potential to transform communications, medicine and national defense.

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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.

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NY wins $600 million hub for photonics research, development

NY wins $600 million hub for photonics research, development

July 27, 2015

A $610 million research and manufacturing hub dedicated to the science of photonics — the use of light in technology — will be developed in western New York, federal and state officials said Monday, which could mean thousands of jobs for the region.

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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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