optics and photonics


Thu January 29, 2015

Rochester advances to final round in photonics competition

Credit Credit University of Rochester


New York Senators Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand and Rochester area Congresswoman Louise Slaughter say that a proposal to have a new photonics institute in Rochester has advanced to the final round of applications. The U.S. Department of Defense is overseeing the funding competition.

Slaughter says the Rochester-led New York State consortium was selected as one of three finalists to submit a full application.

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Fri October 3, 2014

President announces competiton for Photonics Institute

Credit Credit University of Rochester


President Obama on Friday announced a new competition to award more than $200 million in public and private investment to create an Integrated Photonics Manufacturing Institute.

New York Senator Charles Schumer says that Rochester and Albany are well-positioned to compete for those funds.

Photonics involves the use of light and optics, such as lasers, in a number of applications, including internet networks.

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Tue September 11, 2012
Optics and Photonics

Call for a National Photonics Initiative

Rochester is seen as a key city for the optics and photonics industry
RRPC/Tom Battley

Recommendations from a report released last month by the National Research Council of the National Academies were presented at the annual gathering of the Rochester Regional Photonics Cluster at the Rochester Museum and Science Center on Monday.

Optic and photonics technologies drive computer and smartphone displays and are used in virtually every sector including medical research, engineering, aerospace and the automotive industry.

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Tue September 11, 2012
Morning Trail Mix

America missing the boat on optics and photonics says industry

Audience members at the Rochester Regional Photonics Cluster meeting held on Monday 9th September

The "Super control board" is still on the agenda.

Digital Rochester's Awards for Technology and Innovation are held tonight.

Oneida Ltd. puts its landmark building up for sale.

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Wed September 5, 2012
Afternoon Trail MIx

$12M partnership announced between UAlbany NanoCollege and Singulus Technologies

The investment will bring an additional 20 scientists and researchers to the Albany NanoTech complex
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Welcome to the Afternoon Trail Mix from the Innovation Trail team.

Innovation goes hand-in-hand with geography according to data from the U.S. Patent Office.

The National Research Council of the National Academies has updated its research on the Optics and Photonics Industry.

New Yorkers feel a bit better than they did four years ago says the Siena College Research Institute.

A $43 million business and accommodation project is planned for downtown Elmira.

The EPA is testing  water from an aquifer in Dimock, Pennsylvania.

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