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Photonics West 2016 Preview

By Kopp Glass | February 10, 2016

Next week, 20,000 people will converge on San Francisco, CA to attend SPIE Photonics West 2016. As the largest laser, photonics, and biomedical optics conference in North America, Photonics West is the place to learn about the latest research, innovations, and products available to the optics and photonics community.

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UV LED Light Source

3 New UV Transmitting Longpass Filter Glasses

By Kopp Glass | February 2, 2016

Improvements to UV LED technology is accelerating their adoption into an increasing number of markets. They are being used and considered for many applications, such as UV curing, medical phototherapy, sensing, non-destructive testing, fluorescence microscopy, and even UV sterilization.

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Helicopter Aviation Application

New Aviation Glass Digital Catalog and Spec Sheets

By Kopp Glass | January 25, 2016

For more than 50 years, we have manufactured glasses to meet the changing needs of the aerospace lighting industry. As a result, we have one of the largest portfolios of aviation colored glasses available.

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A Year of Light

A Year of Light: Notable Light-based Research and Technologies in 2015

By Kopp Glass | January 4, 2016

Looking back on 2015, it was a significant year for the lighting and photonics community; it was the year that the world celebrated light. Launched at the start of 2015, the International Year of Light (IYL) was a celebration of light and light-based technologies across the world.

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UV LED Light Source

New Technology Conference Highlights Growth of UV LED Curing

By Kopp Glass | December 1, 2015

Ultraviolet light emitting diode (UV LED) technologies are rapidly being adopted and used in a variety of applications; this progression is increasing year-over-year and continues to gain momentum.

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Airport Safety and Signal Lighting

IESALC 2015 Technology Meeting Highlights: Focus on Safety, New Technologies, FAA LED Update

By Kopp Glass | November 18, 2015

Total global air travel is increasing year-over-year; in 2014 air travel demand grew by 5.9% compared to 2013 and it has continued

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Aerospace Application

SAE A20 Aircraft Lighting Committee Fall Meeting Highlights: New Standards Published, SWIR Updates, UAS Document Progress

By Darin Bernardi | November 3, 2015

On September 30 through October 1, I attended the SAE A20 Aircraft Lighting Steering Committee’s fall meeting in Salt Lake City, Utah.  The committee consists of representatives from lighting manufacturers, aircraft manufacturers, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), SAE, and aerospace lighting consultants.

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SAE A20 Meeting Update: MIL-STD-3009 Review, UAS Standard Needed

By Darin Bernardi | May 1, 2015

Last month, on March 25 and 26th, I attended the SAE A20 Aircraft Lighting Steering Committee spring meeting. Twice a year, representatives from aerospace companies like Boeing, Honeywell Aerospace, Luminator Aircraft Products, United Technologies Corporation, and Airbus meet with members of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and SAE. The goal of these meetings is to discuss and review SAE standards and documents to ensure that they remain relevant and reflect the latest technologies.

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UV Glass Application

5 New UV Bandpass Filter Glasses

By Kopp Glass | February 4, 2015

In response to growing industry demand, we have expanded our ultraviolet (UV) filter glass product line. We’re excited to share with you five new ultraviolet (UV) bandpass filter glasses; 1072, 1021, 1061, 1062, and 1091. These filter glasses can easily be substituted into your existing product specifications. They all have high transmittance in the UV-A region and in some cases the UV-B as well. In addition, these new glasses have been engineered for absorption in the visible and/or IR regions.

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LED lights

New Blog, “Glass Transforming Light,” Responds to Lighting Industry Technical Needs

By Kopp Glass | October 20, 2014

New blog bridges the gap between glass science and new lighting technologies in the interest of sharing knowledge to create a safer and more productive world.

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