The “average person, or average congressman” doesn’t know much about photonics, according to a coalition of industry and academic groups pushing a National Photonics Initiative.
Marcus Smith, a glass technician with AdValue Photonics, drills a hole into a block of glass. The optics company won an R&D 100 award for a special fiber-optic laser that is the first of its kind to operate in the mid-infrared wavelength of 2 microns.
AdValue Photonics award-winning laser is made of optical fiber such as the one pictured above. The company uses glass fiber impregnated with the element thulium to give the glass special properties.
Sometimes called the "Oscars of Invention," R&D Magazine's R&D 100 Awards have for nearly 50 years honored game-changing technologies, from the flashcube (1965) to high-definition television (1998).
A Tucson company founded by a former University of Arizona scientist has won a prestigious R&D 100 Award from R&D Magazine for a new kind of fiber-optic laser.
Tucson-based Aztera LLC has helped Redflow Ltd. of Brisbane, Australia, install four of its zinc-bromide modules in the U.S. for testing.
The Blood Hound, a device that Aztera helped develop for Solvonics Medical in Chandler, uses special LED lighting to help health-care providers locate veins.
Entering the shop area of Aztera LLC's Tucson headquarters, CEO Manny Teran points to a refrigerator-sized battery and control system housed in a shipping crate.
Shona Kroto, a senior manufacturing engineer at 4D Technology Corp., runs some final tests on an AccuFiz Compact Laser Interferometer. The precision measuring device was almost ready for shipment to a customer.
President of 4D Technology Corp.
Life is full of small distractions we get used to, like trains rumbling by.
The University of Arizona has hired Thomas L. Koch to be the new
dean of the College of Optical Sciences.
University of Arizona optics experts are starting work on one of
their most challenging projects ever.
The names of finalists for two academic-dean jobs at the
University of Arizona were released Wednesday.
A University of Arizona optical sciences student is one of the
first recipients of a prestigious new science fellowship.
Optics College Dean James Wyant will retire from the University
of Arizona next year.