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2014 April: SPIE Professional Archived Issue

The April 2014 issue of SPIE Professional magazine covers optical sensing technologies and applications; the latest in IR sensors; sensors for asteroid detection; a preview of SPIE Sensing Technology + Applications 2014; the problem with Europe's REACH and RoHS legislation; and optics R&D highlights.

Featured Articles

REACH and RoHS may endanger availability of raw materials for optics.

Optical sensors are playing undreamed-of roles in industry and research.

Technology maturation rate in infrared systems is "crazy."

New sensors are being developed to detect asteroids that could hit Earth.

SPIE Membership News

SPIE Board of Directors approves slate for 2014 SPIE election.

SPIE President writes about the value of published scientific research.

SPIE names 76 new Fellows of the Society for 2014.

SPIE announces the 2014 recipients of annual awards.

SPIE Fellow Ali Adibi is editor-in-chief of the SPIE Journal of Nanophotonics.

Learn about new optics and photonics funding opportunities. Web-only bonus content.

Join the SPIE group on LinkedInFollow SPIE event and career news on LinkedIn.

SPIE and Arizona's Jim Wyant endow grad student scholarships.

Photonics R&D Highlights

Special section in Journal of Micro/Nanolithography, MEMS, and MOEMS.

Highlights from biophotonics research at SPIE Photonics West: Translating research to clinical care.

R&D highlights from SPIE Photonics West 2014.

Recommended paper in Journal of Biomedical Optics on measuring blood-flow speed.

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Photonics Industry News

Horizon 2020 funding aimed at supporting SMEs.

Eight companies win Prism Awards for Photonics Innovation.

Photonics West exhibitors worth $84 billion in core photonics sales

Photonics for a Better World

Wearable technology helps surgeons improve outcomes.

Mini OCT probe wins 4th annual SPIE Startup Challenge.

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All articles from SPIE Professional about how photonics is making a better world.

SPIE Conferences and Events

In Brussels 14-17 April, 2014.

In Baltimore, 5-9 May, 2014.

SPIE Astronomical Telescopes + Instrumentation 2014 takes place 22-27 June at the Palais des congrès de Montréal in Quebec.

In Texas, 19-20 May, 2014.

Important dates for optics and photonics professionals.

See all upcoming SPIE conferences and exhibitions.

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