NEWS & EVENTS

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2017

26.11.2017 - 01.12-2017

MRS 2017

Photon etc’s representatives will attend the 2017 MRS fall meeting. If you would like to arrange a meeting with Photon etc's team at the MRS, email us at sales@photonetc.com.

 

18.09.2017 - 20.09-2017

PSCO 2017

3RD INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON PEROVSKITE SOLAR CELLS AND OPTOELECTRONICS

Mathematical Institute of Oxford University

Photon etc’s representatives will attend the 2017 PSCO Meeting. If you would like to arrange a meeting with Photon etc's team at PSCO, email us at sales@photonetc.com.

 

19.06.2017 - 23.06.2017

OP2017

Photon etc’s representatives will attend the OP2017 Meeting. During the June 20th poster session, Laura-Isabelle Dion-Bertrand will discuss "Global Hyperspectral Imaging of Perovskite Crystals and Solar Cells Using Photoluminescence and Transmittance Measurements". Do not miss it!

If you would like to arrange a meeting with Photon etc's team, email us at: sales@photonetc.com.

 

28.05.2017 - 01.06.2017

231st ECS MEETING

Photon etc’s representatives will attend the 231st ECS meeting. If you would like to arrange a meeting with Photon etc's team at ECS, email us at: sales@photonetc.com.

 

31.01.2017 - 02.02.2017

PHOTONICS WEST 2017

Photon etc’s representatives will attend the 2017 Photonics West event. If you would like to arrange a meeting with Photon etc's team at Photonics West, email us at: sales@photonetc.com or come visit us in the Canada cluster at booth 414.

2016

27.11.2016 - 2.12.2016

MRS FALL MEETING

Photon etc’s representatives will attend the 2016 MRS Fall Meeting. During the November 29th poster session, Laura-Isabelle Dion-Bertrand will discuss "Global Hyperspectral Imaging of Perovskite Crystals and Solar Cells Using Photoluminescence and Transmittance Measurements". Do not miss it!

If you would like to arrange a meeting with Photon etc's team at MRS, email us at: sales@photonetc.com

26.09.2016 - 28.09.2016

PSCO CONFERENCE - 2ND INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON PEROVSKITE SOLAR CELLS AND OPTOELECTRONICS

Laura-Isabelle Dion-Bertrand, Application Scientist at Photon etc will present a poster at the next PSCO Conference: ''Global hyperspectral imaging of perovskite crystals and solar cells using photoluminescence and transmittance measurements''.

If you would like to arrange a meeting with Laura-Isabelle at PSCO, email us at: sales@photonetc.com.

07.09.2016 - 10.09.2016

WORLD MOLECULAR IMAGING CONGRESS (WMIC)

Sébastien Blais-Ouellette, Photon etc’s president and CEO will attend WMIC in New York. If you wish to set a meeting with our CEO, email us at: sales@photonetc.com.

29.05.2016 - 2.06.2016

229th ECS MEETING
San Diego, CA

Sébastien Blais-Ouellette, Photon etc’s president and CEO will attend the next ECS meeting (The Electrochemical Society) in San Diego. If you wish to set a meeting with our CEO, email us at: sales@photonetc.com.

22.03.2016

QUEBEC PHOTONIC NETWORK MEETING
ABB, Québec

Sébastien Blais-Ouellette, Photon etc’s president and CEO will attend the next Quebec Photonic Network meeting at ABB:  the theme of the day is "reshoring". ABB will demonstrate its experience and lessons learned during the "reshoring" of a production established in Africa and brought back to Quebec in 2012.

13.02.2016

PHOTONICS WEST & BIOS 2016

Photon etc’s representatives will attend the 2016 Bios and Photonics West event. Francesca Magiarini and Laura-Isabelle Bertrand-Dion will give a lecture. You can find more details on their respective talks here.


You can also visit us at booth 8820 (BiOS) or booth 537 (PW).

Arrange a meeting with our team

2015

16.12.2015

PHOTON ETC. IS NOW PART OF SIMON THIBAULT’S RESEARCH CHAIR

Photon etc. is proud to announce that it is now part of Simon Thibault's research chair in Optical Design. Professor Thibault and his team from the Department of Physics, Engineering Physics and Optics at Université Laval will help Photon etc. develop new optical systems in the near infrared range for which their is a growing demand in industrial vision system and biomedical research.

More details on the research chair are available on the NSERC website.

30.11.2015 - 4.12.2015

MRS FALL MEETING

Photon etc’s representatives will attend the 2015 MRS Fall Meeting. On December 4th, Laura-Isabelle Dion-Bertrand will discuss "Graphene CVD on Copper Characterized by Global Hyperspectral Raman Imaging". The conference is at 8:30 am at the Hynes Convention Center in Boston, do not miss it!

If you would like to arrange a meeting with Photon etc's team at MRS, email us at: sales@photonetc.com

15.10.2015

QUEBEC PHOTONIC NETWORK

Today, our President Sébastien Blais-Ouellette will discuss scientific entrepreneurship during the Quebec Photonic Network meeting, which will be held at the Centre Optique Photonique et Laser (COPL) on Laval University premises.

24.06.2015

PHOTON NANO

Photon etc. Expands its Expertise in Nanotechnology and Launches a New Division, Photon Nano. Photon etc. is proud to announce that Nathalie Tang joins its development team in nanotechnology. The addition of Dr. Tang will allow the company to reach a new milestone in the integration of its lately licensed Raman labels and its unique imaging technologies. See the press release for more details and visit Photon Nano website.

17.06.2015

RESULTS FROM PHOTON ETC. HYPERSPECTRAL PLATFORM PRESENTED AT IEEE PVSC

Dr Laurent Lombez, researcher at IRDEP,  presented novel hyperspectral results on a variety of solar cells at the last IEEE PVSC meeting 2015. See Wednesday hilights (p.2) of the conference and the press release.

26.05.2015

RPQ IN PHOTON ETC. OFFICES

Photon etc. hosted the last RPQ (Réseau Photonique du Québec) meeting. The event was successful for both networking and marketing ideas. Everyone could visit our labs and enjoy demonstrations of our instruments! Thank you to the RPQ team.

07 . 02 . 2015 

PHOTON ETC. AT PHOTONICS WEST & BiOS 2015

Photon etc. will start the year 2015 by exibiting at the world's leading photonics, laser, and biomedical optics event, SPIE Photonics West. Our team will meet you from February 7th to 12th at Moscone Center in San Francisco, California, in the booth #941 (PW) and #8941 (BiOS).

If you would like to arrange a meeting with Photon etc's team at Photonics West, email us at: sales@photonetc.com.

2014

30 . 11 . 2014 

PHOTON ETC. AT MRS FALL MEETING 2014

Photon etc. will be at the MRS Fall Meeting that takes place from November 30th to December 6th in Boston. 

To arange a meeting with the Photon etc's team at the MRS Fall meeting, please send an email at: sales@photonetc.com.

17 . 07 . 2014 

PHOTON ETC. AT MONTREAL LIGHT & MICROSCOPY CONFERENCE

Bring your sample this week at Montreal Light and Microscopy Course at McGill University! Photon etc. is there to present its unique hyperspectral technology.

07 . 07 . 2014 

PHOTON ETC'S PRESIDENT FINALIST AT EY ENTREPRENEUR OF THE YEAR - quebec

Congratulations to Photon etc's President, Sébastien Blais-Ouellette, finalist at EY Entrepreneur of the Year - Quebec 2014. 

"Entrepreneur Of The Year celebrates the contribution and spirit of entrepreneurs everywhere. The Canadian program is in its 21st year of honouring the country's most impressive entrepreneurs from all areas of business. Award finalists are chosen based on their vision, leadership, financial success and social responsibility."

Click here for to read the press release.

23 . 05 . 2014 

CONFERENCE AT NEXT GENERATION SOLAR 

Marc Verhaegen, CTO at Photon Etc., is presenting a conference on "Solar Cells Characterization by Hyperspectral Imaging" at Next Generation Solar.

See the program here.

23 . 05 . 2014 

PHOTON ETC. AT ICORS 2014

From August 10 to 15, Photon etc. will attend ICORS 2014 in Jena, a conference where all major developments of the broad field of Raman spectroscopy will be presented and discussed. 

If you would like to arrange a meeting with Photon etc's team at ICORS, email us at: sales@photonetc.com.

04 . 02 . 2014 

PHOTON ETC. AT PHOTONICS WEST 2014

Photon etc. will start the year 2014 by exibiting at the world's leading photonics, laser, and biomedical optics event, SPIE Photonics West. Sébastien Blais-Ouellette, President, and Bernard-Alexandre Gaulin, Sales and marketing manager will meet you from February 4th to 6th at Moscone Center in San Francisco, California, in the booth #404.

If you would like to arrange a meeting with Photon etc's team at BiOS, email us at: sales@photonetc.com

01 . 02 . 2014 

PHOTON ETC. AT BiOS 2014

During the Photonics West week, Photon etc. will be at BiOS on Saturday February 1st and Sunday February 2nd. We will be at the booth #8404 in the South Hall. Sébastien Blais-Ouellette, President, and Bernard-Alexandre Gaulin, Sales and marketing manager will meet you at the Moscone Center in San Francisco, California.

If you would like to arrange a meeting with Photon etc's team at BiOS, email us at: sales@photonetc.com.

2013

26 . 11 . 2013 

PHOTON ETC. AT MRS FALL 2013

Photon etc. will be at the MRS Fall Meeting that takes place from December 1st to 6th in Boston to present you their latest innovations. 

Our team will be at booth #1022. To arange a meeting with the Photon etc's team at the MRS Fall meeting, please send an email at sales@photonetc.com.

You can also use our Meeting Form.

17 . 10 . 2013 

PHOTON ETC. AT MS&T FALL 2013

Photon etc. will be at the MS&T 2013 that takes place from October 27-31 in Montreal to present you their latest innovations. 

Our team will be at booth T12. To arange a meeting with the Photon etc's team, please send an email at: sales@photonetc.com

You can also use our Meeting Form.

23 . 07 . 2013 

PHOTON ETC. RELEASES ITS NEW MOBILE WEBSITE

Photon etc. has a new mobile website! To access it, simply type www.photonetc.com from your mobile device.

03 . 06 . 2013 

PHOTON ETC. AT OPTICS & PHOTONICS 2013

Photon etc. will be present at SPIE Optics + Photonics from August 27th to August 29th in San Diego, CA. Come and visit us at booth #730!

If you would like to arrange a meeting, email us: sales@photonetc.com.

03 . 06 . 2013 

PHOTON ETC. STARTS THE COMMERCIALIZATION OF RAMAN NANOTRACERS

Photon etc. starts the commercialization of Raman nanotracers invented by Professor Richard Martel of the Université de Montréal. Read full text here.

08 . 05 . 2013 

PHOTON ETC. PRESENTS ZEPHIR 2.5

Photon etc. is proud to announce the release of the Zephir 2.5 MCT Camera, the fastest affordable SWIR camera on the market. Based on a 320x256 HgCdTe FPA, Zephir offer a high quantum efficiency on the range 0.8 to 2.5 µm and most importantly an unmatched frame rate of 346 Hz.   

First developed for industrial imaging applications requiring high-speed, this camera is now available in its C-Mount version or including a standard objective with 16 mm focal length and a field-of-view of 33.4 x 27 degree. The low dark current and readout noise of Zephir allow longer acquisition times than other SWIR cameras (1 µs to 150 ms), making it an ideal tool for low-light scientific and hyperspectral imaging.

 

 

 

Two distinct hyperspectral systems were developed based on this camera, S-EOS and a line-scan system. S-EOS is a widefield imaging system constinuously tunable over the range 1 to 2.5 µm with a FWHM < 4 nm. From bio-medical applications to material analysis, S-EOS will help discover uncharted scientific discoveries. On the other hand, our line-scan spectrograph based system is the perfect device too for sorting or quality control applications.

 “Reliability and high frame-rate MCT cameras were paramount for industrial applications of our clients - says Simon Lessard, Director of Electronic and Software Engineering and Product Manager of Zephir -, but we could not find such specifications on the market. Thus, we developed Zephir having in mind these needs. Furthermore, the four stages TE cooling system makes it a great camera for more demanding scientific research programs like biomedical imaging or advanced material analysis.” 

30 . 04 . 2013 

PHOTON ETC. AT LASER WORLD OF PHOTONICS 2013

Photon etc. will be present at Laser World of Photonics next month in Munich. We will be presenting our latest innovation, Zephir, at booth # 249 B. Come and visit us!

If you would like to arrange a meeting, email us: sales@photonetc.com.

30 . 04 . 2013 

PHOTON ETC. EXPANDS IS DISTRIBUTION NETWORK IN SOUTH KOREA

Photon etc. is proud to announce that its range of products is now distributed in South Korea through TMA Corporation (www.tmalab.co.kr).

TMA Co. specializes in the distribution of high-end scientific instruments and is a trusted supplier for the vast network of advanced research centers and universities in Korea. Their main focus lies in offering optical analyzers for thin-film characterization and other materials, including hyperspectral imaging systems, lasers and microscopes. TMA Co.’s dedication to its customers goes beyond supplying goods, they offer support and development capabilities to make sure scientists are well equipped to serve their community with breakthrough technologies. 

 

 

Photon etc. has a worldwide network of distributors with a strong focus in Asia, especially in Korea, Japan (Tokyo Instruments) and China (Aunion Tech Co.). TMA Corporation will present Photon etc’s products at Korea Lab 2013 at the end of May. 

According to Bernard-Alexandre Gaulin, Director of Sales & Marketing, “TMA Corporation is a great partner for Photon etc. They will help increase both visibility and sales of our products in Asia. TMA’s well trained professional team bring more value to their customers and we believe our products can help them to achieve this goal”.

10 . 04 . 2013 

PHOTON ETC. ANNOUNCES THE LLTF CONTRAST , THE IDEAL SUPERCONTINUUM TUNABLE FILTER

Montreal, QC – Photon etc. is proud to announce the release of the LLTF Contrast, the only widely tunable filter offering - 60dB of isolation. Specially designed to filter Fianium’s high-power supercontinuum sources, the latest innovation provides minimal losses to get a tunable laser source with maximal power over the whole VIS-NIR range or the extended SWIR range. Serving more than supercontinuum filtering, the LLTF Contrast can as well be customized to Ti:sapph lasers tuning range and bandwidth (< 0.4 nm), removing the unwanted fluorescence from the source to get a clean excitation line.

Based on Photon etc.’s patented technology, the LLTF has been a high value-added product for several years, but the recent increase in accessible power for supercontinuum sources (up to 10W) triggered an improved design. In addition to raising the damage threshold and giving a better look to the tunable filter, Photon etc’s engineers have also enhanced the control of the instrument and eased its integration with Fianium sources, turning it into a very accessible turn-key solution.

 

 

 

Scientists of a wide variety of fields will benefit from these improvements, first because of the high-power distribution when combined to a supercontinuum source (up to 5 mW/selected position), but also because of the unmatched isolation (-60dB) of the filter. Giving access to highly isolated excitation opens new possibilities for researchers working on carbon nanotubes,?fluorescence imaging or metrology. Furthermore, PHySpec, Photon etc’s proprietary control software, allows the smoothest guidance for wavelength selection and calibration. In line with Photon etc’s committment to innovation, many custom options are offered: internal calibration, order filters, custom bandwidth or spectral range.

“This high contrast filter, in combination with high-power sources, has been a constant request from our customers - says Marc Verhaegen, CTO. In comparision with AOTFs, it offers very high efficiency and isolation while being tunable on wide spectral ranges. The LLTF Contrast is something not yet offered on the market in terms of performance and user-friendliness.”

20 . 02 . 2013 

PHOTON ETC. ANNOUNCES RIMA, THE FASTEST RAMAN GLOBAL IMAGING SYSTEM

Montreal, QC – Photon etc. is proud to announce the release of RIMA, the only system that generates Raman megapixels images in minutes, ensuring sample integrity with low illumination power density. Rapidity and sample protection: a combination that is a paradigm change in Raman hyperspectral imaging. 

Based on Photon etc.’s tunable filter, this product is the latest advance in global imaging and provides widefield Raman images faster than any other technology: a Raman image of structured Si/Ti wafer was obtain with 100,000 spectra in less than a minute. RIMA features filtering efficiency up to 80% (unpolarized), and provides both high spectral and spatial resolution for the most demanding applications. 

RIMA is a unique system that gives access to high precision maps of molecular vibrations for 

 

 

different types of samples or probes. This unique imaging system can be continuously tuned over a 5000 cm-1 window with a spectral resolution as good as 4 cm-1, giving access to both Stokes and anti-Stokes transitions. Photon etc. offers complete systems with a wide range of high-end cameras, microscopes and lasers. PHySpec, Photon etc’s proprietary control and analysis software, allows the smoothest guidance in acquisition for the complete instrument. In line with Photon etc’s commitment to innovation and research, various customization possibilities are available such as multiple excitation wavelengths and tuning windows. 

“We are thrilled to launch this product on the market”, says Marc Verhaegen, CTO. “It is the highest efficiency Raman imaging system currently available, it is easy to use and accessible to any kind of end user. With this instrument, weak Raman diffusion is mapped in a fraction of the time usually required. RIMA will definitely redefine the standards in Raman spectroscopy imaging”. 

15 . 01 . 2013

PHOTON ETC. AT BiOS 2013

During the Photonics West week, Photon etc. will be at BiOS on Saturday February 2nd and Sunday February 3rd. We will be at the booth  #8329 in the South Hall. Sébastien Blais-Ouellette, President, and Bernard-Alexandre Gaulin, Sales and marketing manager will meet you at the Moscone Center in San Francisco, California.

If you would like to arrange a meeting with Photon etc's team at BiOS, email us at sales@photonetc.com.

15 . 01 . 2014 

PHOTON ETC. AT PHOTONICS WEST 2013

Photon etc. will start the year 2013 by exibiting at the world's leading photonics, laser, and biomedical optics event, SPIE Photonics West. Sébastien Blais-Ouellette, President, and Bernard-Alexandre Gaulin, Sales and marketing manager will meet you from February 5th to 7th at Moscone Center in San Francisco, California, in booth #329.

2012

25 . 11 . 2012

PHOTON ETC. AT MRS FALL 2012

Photon etc. will be at the MRS Fall Meeting that takes place from November 25th to 30th in Boston to present you their latest innovations. 

Our team will be at booth #1311. To arrange a meeting with the Photon etc's team at the MRS Fall meeting, please send an email at sales@photonetc.com.

You can also use our Meeting Form.

16 . 09 . 2012 

PHOTON ETC. AT EMC 2012

The European Microscopy Congress, emc2012, will be one of the largest microscopy and scientific imaging conferences in the world. The event will take place from September 16th to 21st in Manchester, United Kingdom.

Photon etc. will exhibit at booth #115 in front of the poster area.

If you would like to arrange a meeting with Photon etc's team at emc2012, email us at sales@photonetc.com.

27 . 08 . 2012 

GLOBAL RAMAN IMAGING SYSTEM PREQUALIFIED FOR CIPC

Photon etc's global Raman imaging system is prequalified as enabling technology in the 3rd call for proposal of the Canadian Innovation Commercialization Program. Photon etc. will supply a Raman micro-imaging system for nanomaterial (nanotubes, graphene, quantum dots) and biological tissue analysis through fast mapping and state of the art image quality.

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20 . 08 . 2012 

LEUKOS : NEW FLAT SUPERCONTINUUM LASER

The new version of the Leukos SM-100 supercontinuum source is based on a 1064 nm pump laser and features an improved spectral broadening. This source delivers the best sub-nanosecond flat supercontinuum laser solution on the market. With a repetition rate of 125 kHz, the advanced spectral bandwidth covers from 420 nm to 2300 nm, with a total average power higher than 300 mW. Developed specifically to answer the OCT applications, the new SM-100 is available with free running trigger or as a triggered laser, with a trigger input to simplify synchronization operation.

12 . 08 . 2012 

PHOTON ETC. AT SPIE OPTICS & PHOTONICS 2012

Photon etc's team will be present at the SPIE Optics & Photonics conference that takes place from August 12th to 16th in San Diego. You will find us at booth #728.

If you would like to meet our team during SPIE Optics & Photonics 2012 please communicate with us at sales@photonetc.com.

29 . 07 . 2012 

PHOTON ETC. AT MICROSCOPY & MICROANALYSIS 2012

The Microscopy & Microanalysis Meeting will take place from July 29th to August 2nd in Phoenix, Arizona.

Photon etc. will exhibit at booth #204. If you would like to arrange a meeting with Photon etc's team at M&M 2012, email us at sales@photonetc.com.

18 . 06 . 2012 

PHOTON ETC. AT NANOTECH SANTA CLARA 2012

The 15th Nanotech Conference and Expo, part of the TechConnect World 2012 will take place from June 18th to 21st in Santa Clara, California.

Photon etc. will exhibit at booth #801. If you would like to arrange a meeting with Photon etc's team at Nanotech 2012, email us at sales@photonetc.com.

23 . 04 . 2012 

PHOTON ETC. AT SPIE DEFENSE, SECURITY & SENSIGN 2012

Sébastien Blais Ouellette, Photon etc's president and CEO will be present at the SPIE Defense, Security & Sensing conference that takes place from April 23rd to 27th in Baltimore. On April 23rd, Sébastien will present the paper: High-resolution SWIR hyperspectral imaging: a new approach based on volume Bragg grating.

If you would like to meet M. Blais Ouellette during SPIE DSS 2012 please communicate with us at sales@photonetc.com.

10 . 04 . 2012 

PHOTON ETC. AT MRS SPRING MEETING 2012

Photon etc. will be at the MRS Spring Meeting that takes place from April 10th to 12th in San Francisco to present you their latest innovations. 

Our team will be at booth #116 in front of the posters area. To arrange a meeting with the Photon etc's team at the MRS Spring meeting, please send an email at sales@photonetc.com.

You can also use our Meeting Form.

03 . 03 . 2012 

AZO OPTICS : NOVEL RETINAL HYPERSPECTRAL IMAGING SYSTEM IRIS

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15 . 02 . 2012 

OUR PRESIDENT AT NANOTECH JAPAN 2012

The 11th International Nanotechnology Exhibition will take place from February 15th to 17th in Tokyo, Japan.

Photon etc's President and CEO Mr. Sebastien Blais-Ouellette will be with Tokyo Instruments, our distributor, at booth F-24 .

If you would like to arrange a meeting with Sebastien, email us at: sales@photonetc.com

07 . 02 . 2012 

A NEW PRODUCT FOR HYPERSPECTRAL RETINAL IMAGING - IRIS

Targeting the emergent field of retinal imaging, Photon etc. is proud to launch IRIS, our new hyperspectral imager for the non-invasive localization of biomolecules in the retina. Based on a custom-made mydriatic retinal camera and our TLS, IRIS is a versatile instrument that allows high definition retinal imaging at any wavelength from 420 to 1000 nm. IRIS is an ideal research tool to better understand and develop tomorrow’s treatments for retinal diseases, such as diabetic retinopathy and age-related macular degeneration. This product is sold for research purposes only.

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23 . 01 . 2012 

PHOTON ETC. AT SPIE PHOTONICS WEST 2012

Photon etc. will start the year 2012 by exibiting at the world's leading photonics, laser, and biomedical optics event, SPIE Photonics West. Sébastien Blais-Ouellette, President, and Bernard-Alexandre Gaulin, Sales and marketing manager will meet you from january 23th to 26th at Moscone Center in San Francisco, California.

21 . 01 . 2012 

PHOTON ETC. AT SPIE BiOS 2012

During the Photonics West week, Photon etc. will be at BiOS on saturday January 21st and sunday January 22nd. We will be booth  #8405 in the South Hall. Sébastien Blais-Ouellette, President, and Bernard-Alexandre Gaulin, Sales and marketing manager will meet you at the Moscone Center in San Francisco, California.

If you would like to arrange a meeting with Photon etc's team at BiOS, email us at: sales@photonetc.com

12 . 01 . 2012 

PHOTON ETC. LAUNCHES THE FIRST IMAGES OF  TH HYPERSPECTRAL RAMAN IMAGING SYSTEM

A new type of Raman hyperspectral imager based on Bragg tunable filters was developed by Photon etc. and the University of Montreal. With efficiency up to 90% and high spectral and spatial resolutions, this technology dramatically reduces the acquisition time, allowing for non-destructive molecular analysis with high sensitivity. The principle of this novel Raman hyperspectral imaging system and the preliminary images of a Si/Ti structured wafer have been presented at SPIE Photonics West 2012.

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