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BAE to Supply UAE Armed Forces Aircraft with Head-Up Displays

Head-up display (HUD) developer BAE Systems PLC has been selected by Lockheed Martin to modernize HUDs on F-16 aircraft for the United Arab Emirates (UAE) Armed Forces, replacing the fleet’s analog system with advanced digital technology.
BAE Systems will modernize head-up displays on F-16 aircraft for the United Arab Emirates, using the company’s Digital Light Engine technology. Courtesy of BAE Systems.
BAE Systems will use its cutting-edge Digital Light Engine (DLE) technology to implement an HUD upgrade that integrates seamlessly into the F-16’s existing HUD space, requiring no changes to the aircraft, cabling, or computing. The advancement will remo.... Read More
Source: Photonics - 5 hours 22 min ago

Researchers Identify Organic Molecule for Sourcing Galaxy Light

Astronomers using the Green Bank Telescope at the National Radio Astronomy Observatory (NRAO) have made the first definitive interstellar detection of benzonitrile, an organic molecule that helps to chemically link molecules in the quest to identify the source of a faint IR glow that permeates the Milky Way and other galaxies.

The faint cosmic light, which presents itself as a series of spikes in the IR spectrum, had no easily identifiable source. It seemed unrelated to any recognizable cosmic feature like giant interstellar clouds, star-forming regions or supernova remnants. The likely culprit, scientists eventually deduced, was the intrinsic IR emission from a class of organi.... Read More
Source: Photonics - 5 hours 26 min ago

Researchers Create Light-Emitting Nanoantennas Using Perovskite

A research team has used hybrid perovskites to create light-emitting nanoantennas with enhanced photoluminescence. The nanoantenna and light source are combined in a single nanoparticle. The new nanoantenna can generate, enhance and direct emission wavelengths.

Hybrid perovskites were used because they are known to possess a high refractive index, and they support excitons at room temperature with high binding energies and quantum yield of luminescence.

Researchers from ITMO University synthesized perovskite films, then used a pulsed laser ablation technique to transfer material particles from the film surface to another substrate. They observed that the emi.... Read More
Source: Photonics - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 07:28

Aledia Completes Financing Round, Adds Intel as Investor

Aledia, a developer and manufacturer of next-generation 3D LEDs for display applications based on a gallium-nitride-nanowires-on-silicon platform, has announced the closing of its Series C financing round with Intel Capital as a new investor.

The majority of existing Aledia investors also participated in the €30 million ($37 million) round including Braemar Energy Ventures, Demeter, the Ecotechnologies Fund of Bpifrance, Ikea Group, Sofinnova Partners and Supernova Invest.

“The opportunity for Aledia’s breakthrough nanowire-LED display technology is huge,” said Giorgio Anania, CEO of Aledia. “Today, more than 3 billion people interface.... Read More
Source: Photonics - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 04:16

Photonics, Communication Innovators Inducted into National Inventors Hall of Fame

Fifteen inventors whose innovations range from OLED displays to communication enhancements will be honored as the newest class of inductees in the National Inventors Hall of Fame (NIHF), in partnership with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

“I am thrilled to join such an inspiring organization that honors the past and challenges the future,” said Steven Van Slyke, 2018 inductee and co-inventor of the OLED. “I am honored that Ching Tang and I are receiving this recognition. I am even more humbled to stand alongside my fellow National Inventors Hall of Fame Inductees who have made the world better through their world-changing innovations.”
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Source: Photonics - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 04:15

Tomography System Could Help Determine Who Will Respond Best to Chemo

A new optical imaging system uses red and NIR light to identify breast cancer patients who may benefit most from chemotherapy. The dynamic diffuse optical tomography system could predict response to chemotherapy as early as two weeks after a patient begins treatment.

These series of images are cross sections of a breast with a tumor, taken during a breath hold. As a patient holds their breath, the blood concentration increases by up to 10 percent. Researchers found that analyzing the increase and decrease in blood concentrations inside a tumor could help them determine which patients would respond to chemotherapy. Courtesy of Andreas Hielscher/Columbia Engineering.
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Source: Photonics - Tue, 02/20/2018 - 09:56

Multiple Resonators Can Improve Signal Transmission

Scientists have developed a light wave isolation method for efficient signal transmission that is less costly and more versatile than use of a single resonator to induce light waves to travel in just one direction. The new approach does not require an external magnetic field or any other form of external bias for reliable wave transmission, yet it provides highly efficient broad bandwidth isolation.

Researchers from the City University of New York and the University of Texas at Austin first showed that any isolator formed from a single nonlinear resonator was limited by insertion loss, isolation, bandwidth and isolation intensity range. They then showed that these limitat.... Read More
Source: Photonics - Tue, 02/20/2018 - 08:35

Spectroscopy Explores Photoinduced Reactions in Anticancer Drug

Using IR spectroscopy, researchers have gained fresh insight into how a platinum-based chemotherapy drug candidate functions when activated by light. Completely inactive and nontoxic in the dark, the treatment can be targeted to cancerous areas and is triggered only when directed light hits it, causing the compound to degrade into active platinum and releasing ligand molecules to attack cancer cells.

The photodecomposition mechanism of trans,trans,trans-[Pt(N3)2(OH)2(py)2] (1, py=pyridine), an anticancer prodrug candidate, was probed using complementary attenuated total reflection Fourier transform infrared (ATR-FTIR), transient electronic absorption, and UV/Vis spectrosc.... Read More
Source: Photonics - Tue, 02/20/2018 - 06:49

Freidrich Schiller's Gräfe Receives €1.9M ERC Grant

Stefanie Gräfe from the Friedrich Schiller University has received a European Research Council (ERC) Consolidator Grant.

Gräfe is the first woman at the university to receive this research funding award. She plans to invest the approximately €1.9 million ($2.3 million) in funding in eight new positions for young researchers in the research area of nonlinear optics. Dealing with ultrafast time- and space-resolved dynamics in molecular-plasmonic hybrid systems, her project QUEM-CHEM aims to provide fundamentals and new theories in the next five years in order to subsequently be able to develop potential applications for devices such as highly sensitive sensors. Read More
Source: Photonics - Tue, 02/20/2018 - 04:00

Researchers Receive $1M NSF Grant for STEM Outreach Geared Toward Girls

Cathlyn Stylinski, a researcher at the University of Maryland’s Center for Environmental Science's (UMCES) Appalachian Laboratory, has received a $1 million, three-year National Science Foundation (NSF) grant with her colleagues to explore using augmented reality (AR) design experiences to pique teen girls' interest in science and technology.

"The AR Girls project will help us understand how we can use media design to promote science and computer science interest and confidence among young women who do not see themselves as science types, opening the door for them to consider related career pathways," Stylinski said.

The AR Girls project focuses on science c.... Read More
Source: Photonics - Tue, 02/20/2018 - 04:00

NTU, Volvo Buses Testing Self-Driving Electric Buses in Singapore

Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore) and Volvo Buses will begin testing autonomous electric passenger buses in Singapore in 2019.

NTU and Volvo will begin testing autonomous electric passenger buses at the CETRAN test center starting in early 2019, and each 40-seater bus will be equipped with GPS and integrated navigation systems that will enable it to drive, park and even charge itself. Courtesy of JTC.
For Volvo, this will be its first autonomous application in public transportation. It has already demonstrated its autonomous technology in mining, quarry and refuse collection operations.

The 12-m Volvo 7900 Electric bus is al.... Read More
Source: Photonics - Mon, 02/19/2018 - 04:00

GCS, Intengent, VLC to Offer Photonic Integrated Circuit Productions

Semiconductor wafer fabrication foundry Global Communication Semiconductors LLC (GCS), III-V photonic consultant Intengent Inc., and photonic integrated circuit designer VLC Photonics SL will jointly offer fabless development into production services for customized photonic integrated circuits (PICs) in indium phosphide (InP).

GCS provides a broad range of wafer foundry services based on a proprietary regrowth-free InP process. Originally developed as a state-of-the-art opto and heterojunction-bipolar-transistor processes, it also allows for prototyping and volume-scalable production of PICs. The key enabler is a photonic integration platform that is compatible with the foundry.... Read More
Source: Photonics - Mon, 02/19/2018 - 04:00

FAU Researchers Receive $500K NSF Grant for Underwater Communication Development

Researchers from Florida Atlantic University's (FAU) College of Engineering and Computer Science have received a $500,000 grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to design, deploy and evaluate a first-of-its-kind software-defined testbed for real-time undersea wireless communications and surveillance.

Researchers will evaluate and test the performance of their technique (range, accuracy, and data throughput) first in a 30-ft-deep acoustic test tank at FAU, and then in the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Dania Beach at FAU's Institute for Ocean and Systems Engineering (SeaTech). Courtesy of Florida Atlantic University. The four-year project, "Cognitive Networkin.... Read More
Source: Photonics - Sat, 02/17/2018 - 04:00

Team Demonstrates Three-Photon Bound States

Scientists have observed traveling three-photon bound states in a quantum nonlinear medium, a phenomenon that could help further the use of photons in quantum computing.

Researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and Harvard University, in conjunction with scientists from the University of Maryland, Princeton University and the University of Chicago, found that when they excited a cloud of rubidium atoms through a sequence of laser pulses they could induce strong interactions between propagating photons. They tuned the strength of the interaction to make the photons form dimer- and trimer-bound states.

The researchers further foun.... Read More
Source: Photonics - Fri, 02/16/2018 - 10:22

NASA’s SPARCS Mission to Prepare for Small Star Analysis

In 2021, the NASA-funded Star-Planet Activity Research CubeSat (SPARCS) spacecraft will carry a small telescope into Earth orbit on a mission to monitor the flares and sunspots of small stars to assess how habitable the space environment is for planets orbiting them.

The mission, including spacecraft design, integration and resulting science, is led by Arizona State University's School of Earth and Space Exploration (SESE).

"This is a mission to the borderland of astrophysics and astrobiology," said Evgenya Shkolnik, assistant professor in SESE and principal investigator for the SPARCS mission. "We're going to study the habitability and high-energy environment aro.... Read More
Source: Photonics - Fri, 02/16/2018 - 04:00

2018 Goetz Award Recipients Announced

Analysis instrument developer Malvern Panalytical has announced the recipients of the 2018 Alexander Goetz Instrument Support Program award.

The Goetz Instrument Program allows master's and/or Ph.D. students across the world to submit a research proposal involving spectral science and offers the opportunity to use an ASD field spectrometer or spectroradiometer at no charge to pursue their research endeavors.

Winners are Jie Dai at San Diego State University and the University of California, Santa Barbara; Erola Fenollosa at the University of Barcelona; Becca Goodman at SUNY Buffalo; Marcella Piscitelli at the University of Buenos Aires; Gustavo Togeiro de Alckman .... Read More
Source: Photonics - Fri, 02/16/2018 - 04:00

Army Research Lab, Stony Brook Develop Nighttime Imaging Material

The U.S. Army Research Laboratory (ARL) and New York’s Stony Brook University have developed a new synthesis process for low-cost fabrication of a material previously discounted in literature for high-sensitivity IR cameras, opening new possibilities for future military nighttime operations.

The Molecular Beam Epitaxy (MBE) is being used by Army researchers to produce new infrared detector materials based on InAsSb. This is a III-V semiconductor, a class of materials also used in optoelectronics in many commercial products such as DVD players and cellphones. Courtesy of U.S. Army.
ARL's Wendy Sarney and Stefan Svensson led a novel approach to using the semic.... Read More
Source: Photonics - Fri, 02/16/2018 - 04:00

Quantum Computing Advances With Demo of Spin–Photon Interface in Silicon

Researchers have experimentally demonstrated a way to use light to connect silicon quantum bits (qubits) of information that are not immediately adjacent to each other. Their work could advance scientific efforts to make quantum computing devices from silicon.

A team led by researchers at Princeton University, in collaboration with colleagues at the University of Konstanz and the Joint Quantum Institute, created qubits from single electrons trapped in silicon chambers. The team demonstrated a way to transfer quantum information encoded in an electron spin to a photon.

Researchers successfully coupled a single electron's spin, represented by the dot on the l.... Read More
Source: Photonics - Thu, 02/15/2018 - 11:18

My Quest for the Ultimate Wearable

by Karen Lightman
Executive Director, MEMS & Sensors Industry Group Click here to view this blog on the Design News website! Way back in 2013, I shared with you my quest for a fuel-efficient family car and debated the merits/demerits of electronic vehicles vs. hybrids. That blog received some of the most intense discussion/debate from the engineering design community and helped us to eventually buy the Honda hybrid that we drive now (though my daughters really wanted that Tesla, which, sadly, would have required a .... Read More
Source: MEMS Industry Group - Thu, 04/07/2016 - 08:23

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