Tag: photonics

Researchers demonstrate record optical nonlinearity

Researchers demonstrate record optical nonlinearity

April 28, 2016

A team led by Robert Boyd has demonstrated that the transparent, electrical conductor indium tin oxide can result in up to 100 times greater nonlinearity than other known materials, a potential ‘game changer’ for photonics applications.

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The future of photonics

The future of photonics

February 23, 2016

“We work on optical bio sensors,” said Dr. Ben Miller, a researcher at the University of Rochester Medical Center. He’s creating a sensor that can detect the presence of hundreds of viruses from a single blood sample, in real time.

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New York State awards $9.2 million to renew CEIS as Center for Advanced Technology

New York State awards $9.2 million to renew CEIS as Center for Advanced Technology

November 2, 2015

The Center for Emerging and Innovative Sciences (CEIS) has been renewed by New York State as one of its Centers for Advanced Technology (CAT) and will receive $9.2 million in funding over the next 10 years.

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UR center makes the photonic match

UR center makes the photonic match

November 2, 2015

This technology being developed by Harris Corp., which could potentially take pictures of anyone at an airport, is at least a few years away from being implemented. And it requires researchers with an expertise in optics, photonics and imaging science.

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Challenges still ahead for photonics institute

Challenges still ahead for photonics institute

October 2, 2015

Since the summer announcement [Robert Clark] has held hour-long meetings three times a week with institute colleagues and another weekly meeting with the Defense Department.

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Photonics: What? Why? How?

Photonics: What? Why? How?

September 30, 2015

“We’re not going to tell people they must perform manufacturing here,” says University of Rochester President Joel Seligman. “We’re going to make it irresistible for those interested in pursuing manufacturing not to be here.”

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Legacy Tower to be photonics HQ

Legacy Tower to be photonics HQ

September 17, 2015

The former Bausch & Lomb building in downtown Rochester will be the headquarters for the $600 million photonics center, with workplace development to be housed at the Sibley Building and manufacturing to be based at the Eastman Business Park.

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Cuomo: Deal reached on photonics center

Cuomo: Deal reached on photonics center

September 16, 2015

Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Wednesday that a deal has been reached on where to locate the headquarters for a $600 million photonics center in Rochester.

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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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