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View Newest Webinar: “Scalable Power Aggregation for Illumination, Displays and Signage”

November 7, 2012 | news, Uncategorized

In this presentation, we will describe an optical power aggregation technique for visible light applications such as illumination, displays and signage. First, we will discuss several coherent and incoherent beam combining techniques and present their advantages and disadvantages. Then, we will focus on the scalable, pay as you grow fiber-optic based system that can be used in these high color saturation, high contrast applications.

National Research Council report calls for “National Photonics Initiative”

October 26, 2012 | news, Uncategorized

A new report from the National Research Council identifies research priorities and grand challenges to fill gaps in optics and photonics, a field that has the potential to advance the economy of the United States and provide visionary directions for future technology applications.  The report recommends that the federal government develop a “National Photonics Initiative” […]

Conference for Pioneering Photonics Institute Celebrates 30 Years of Innovation

October 26, 2012 | news, Uncategorized

A pioneering center for photonic science and technology at The City College of New York commemorated three decades of research into the generation and harnessing of light with a celebratory conference in October. Established at CCNY in 1982, the Institute for Ultrafast Spectroscopy and Lasers (IUSL) pioneered an entire field of research. “At that time […]

Announcing “Industry Showcase” webinar series to highlight CUNY research applications

March 2, 2012 | news, Uncategorized

The CAT “INDUSTRY SHOWCASE” initiative is a series of webinars to highlight CUNY research applications of interest to corporate scientists and engineers. CAT INDUSTRY SHOWCASE WEBINAR “Novel Approaches to the Fabrication of Polymer Materials with Robust Superhydrophobic Properties” Alan M. Lyons, Ph.D. Department of Chemistry, College of Staten Island and Graduate School, The City University […]