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University of Arizona joins push for better understanding of photonics

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.

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Tucson tech: AdValue's distinctive fast-pulse fiber-optic laser wins top award

Tucson tech: AdValue's distinctive fast-pulse fiber-optic laser wins top award

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.

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Tucson tech: AdValue's distinctive fast-pulse fiber-optic laser wins top award

Tucson tech: AdValue's distinctive fast-pulse fiber-optic laser wins top award

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).

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Tucson tech: AdValue's distinctive fast-pulse fiber-optic laser wins top award

Tucson tech: AdValue's distinctive fast-pulse fiber-optic laser wins top award

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.

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Tucson-based optics firm wins R&D 100 award

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.

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Tucson tech: One-stop development shop

Tucson tech: One-stop development shop

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.

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Tucson tech: One-stop development shop

Tucson tech: One-stop development shop

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.

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Tucson tech: One-stop development shop

Tucson tech: One-stop development shop

Tucson-based Aztera LLC has helped Redflow Ltd. of Brisbane, Australia, install four of its zinc-bromide modules in the U.S. for testing.

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Tucson tech: One-stop development shop

Tucson tech: One-stop development shop

Manny Teran

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Tucson tech: Precision that measures up

Tucson tech: Precision that measures up

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.

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Tucson tech: Precision that measures up

Tucson tech: Precision that measures up

President of 4D Technology Corp.

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Tucson tech: Precision that measures up

Tucson tech: Precision that measures up

Life is full of small distractions we get used to, like trains rumbling by.

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UA hires new optical sciences dean

The University of Arizona has hired Thomas L. Koch to be the new dean of the College of Optical Sciences.

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UA team tackling one of toughest mirror projects

University of Arizona optics experts are starting work on one of their most challenging projects ever.

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2 colleges at UA announce finalists for dean positions

The names of finalists for two academic-dean jobs at the University of Arizona were released Wednesday.

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UA doctoral student wins big Energy Dept. fellowship

UA doctoral student wins big Energy Dept. fellowship

A University of Arizona optical sciences student is one of the first recipients of a prestigious new science fellowship.

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Optics College dean to retire from UA

Optics College dean to retire from UA

James Wyant

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Optics College dean to retire from UA

Optics College dean to retire from UA

Optics College Dean James Wyant will retire from the University of Arizona next year.

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