About New York Photonics
We’re all on the same wavelength here: YOURS. Responsible for world-changing technologies like television, instant copying, fiber optics and consumer photography, New York businesses
and research centers are now developing—and exporting around the world—breakthrough applications for adaptive optics, high-speed communications, geo-spatial imaging, photonic computing,
nanolithography, and biomedical imaging. Look to New York Photonics organization for problem solving and a collaborative ethic that maintains rigorous standards and understands the
importance of speed to market.
New York Photonics: Where entrepreneurial vision meets next-edge research.
New York has hundreds of optics, photonics and imaging companies clustered into active regional collaborations. These regions are home to hundreds of organizations and companies that can deliver
complete R&D, engineering, and manufacturing capabilities providing you with synergy and efficiency.
ROCHESTER REGIONAL PHOTONICS CLUSTER:
Bausch & Lomb, Corning, Kodak and Xerox, make this region a research and manufacturing hub, rich with knowledge, experience and innovation in optics manufacturing, metrology and imaging.
It is supported by the University of Rochester’s Institute of Optics, the Laboratory for Laser Energetics, Rochester Institute of Technology, and the Infotonics Technology Center.
BUFFALO REGIONAL PHOTONICS CLUSTER:
University of Buffalo’s Institute for Lasers, Photonics and Biophotonics develops new materials and technologies with a special emphasis on Opto-Biotechnology and Optical Communications.
The region is home to a diverse base of optics manufacturers, distributors and instrumentation companies.
CENTRAL NY PHOTONICS CLUSTER:
Syracuse, Ithaca and Rome are home to photonic firms serving the aerospace, healthcare and optics industries—including companies such as Lockheed Martin, Welch Allyn and EMF Corporation.
The area also boasts the Cornell Center for Materials Research—focused on advanced materials structured at the nanoscale.
ALBANY/HUDSON VALLEY PHOTONICS CLUSTER:
The Center for Advanced Technology in Nanomaterials and Nanotechnologies at the University of Albany has over 150 partners worldwide and houses the only pilot prototyping facilities
in the academic world for both 8” and 12” wafers. The center is also focused on next generation nanolithography. Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute’s Center for Automation Technologies and
Systems is developing real-time control of optics for applications in imaging and laser beam forming.
NYC/LONG ISLAND CLUSTER:
Coherent (originally Quantronix Corporation) offers customers worldwide hundreds of laser systems. In addition, Coherent is working with City University of New York to create its high-energy
titanium sapphire amplifier systems—creating a pump laser that provides high-output energy and excellent beam quality. The area is invigorated by educational and research programs at
Stony Brook and Brookhaven—leading firms such as Amplification Technologies, Electro Optical Products Corporation, Spectrum Thin Films, Tecoptics, and Veeco have located there.
Rochester Board of Directors
Christopher Cotton, ASE Optics an RPO Company
Paul Ballentine, University of Rochester CEIS
Brian Carroll, The Superior Group
Paul Dewa, Corning
Damon Diehl, Monroe Community College
John Hart, Lumetrics
John Herbrand Esq.
Michele Nichols, PLS Launch Solutions
Rick Plympton, Optimax Systems
Mike Richardson, Rochester Institute of Technology
Neal Slifkin, Harris Beach
Chuck Synborski, XACTIV
Paul Tolley, University at Albany College of Nanoscale Systems Engineering STC MEMS
Tom Battley, RRPC and New York Photonics