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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.