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RIT, FIT Camera Being Tested on ISS

Imaging technology advanced by researchers at the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) and the Florida Institute of Technology (FIT) is being tested on the International Space Station (ISS) and could someday be used on future space telescopes. 

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RIT helps advance space camera being tested on ISS Imaging technology could improve search for distant planets

Imaging technology advanced by researchers at Rochester Institute of Technology and Florida Institute of Technology is being tested on the International Space Station and could someday be used on future space telescopes.

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FPI and RIT Alumni to host RIT West Alumni Networking Event Jan. 31

Join Dr. Don Figer of the RIT Future Photon Initiative and Center for Detectors for a presentation and Alumni Networking event in San Francisco Jan. 31. RSVP Here

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Data Centers and Telecommunications-FPI Members Featured in Photonics Media Article

Integration and packaging of optical components such as laser sources, multiplexers, detectors and modulators into a single chip are ushering in a new era of communications to 100 Gbps and beyond.
 

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Video: Manufacturing Innovation at RIT- featuring Future Photon Initiative

Future Photon Initiative members Stefan Preble and Don Figer are featured in a new RIT video: Manufacturing Innovation at RIT

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Undergraduates working with NASA featured in RIT University Magazine

A team of RIT undergraduates is making a “compass” for rockets using a new kind of detector that will fly on a NASA technology demonstration mission in December.

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FPI and Precision Optical Transceivers featured in RIT Top Stories

Precision Optical Transceivers joins RIT initiative
Precision Optical Transceivers Inc. has become the first member of RIT’s Future Photon Initiative Industry Partnerships Program.

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Precision Optical partners with RIT's Future Photon Initiative

Precision Optical Transceivers Inc. has partnered with Rochester Institute of Technology’s Future Photon Initiative as part of the university’s Industry Partnerships Program, officials announced Tuesday.

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Precision Optical becomes charter member of RIT industry partnerships program

Precision Optical Transceivers Inc. has become the first member of the Rochester Institute of Technology’s Future Photon Initiative Industry Partnerships Program.

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FPI member Stefan Preble's work highlighted on Discovermagazine.com

Peer Into the Wide World of Nanotech: Photo 8, The Fast Track. Careening through hairpin turns and racing down straightaways, light packets called photons travel the distance in this nanoscale photonic circuit.

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RIT contributes to Optical Society’s 100th anniversary meeting

Rochester Institute of Technology will have a strong presence at the centennial anniversary meeting of the Optical Society (OSA), an international organization with roots in Rochester.

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RIT engineering faculty Jing Zhang awarded NSF grant for high-tech nanofabrication equipment

Jing Zhang, engineering faculty member at Rochester Institute of Technology, received a $305,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to acquire a new etching system for photonic, electronic and bio-device fabrication.

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Students Build CSTARS

Students at the Rochester Institute of Technology are building an attitude control system that works at the temperature of liquid nitrogen.

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Engineering Undergrads Reach for the Stars with NASA Funded Project

How does any ship, from watercraft to spacecraft, successfully navigate away from the sight of natural landmarks on the Earth’s surface? 
By using the stars.

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RIT to get federal funding for photonics research

The Rochester Institute of Technology will receive $305,000 in federal funding through the National Science Foundation, Sens. Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand announced Thursday.

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RIT undergraduates build star-tracking instrument for NASA research rockets

Experiment tests new detector technology operable at cryogenic temperatures

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For Integrated Photonics, a tale of two materials

With its suitability for monolithic integration for optics and photonics, silicon has been widely hailed as the material of the future. But graphene — with its capacity for signal emission, transmission and detection — could be the next disruptive technology.

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Future Photon Initiative Featured in RIT Research Magazine

Photonics is the field of technology that uses photons to process information or energy. Around the RIT campus, significant photonics research already takes place.

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Future Photon Initiative Feature Article in the RIT Research Magazine

The Future Photon Initiative (FPI) will leverage RIT’s unique assets to develop advanced photonics, which represents the cutting edge of the field of photonics, with the ultimate goal of becoming one of the most effective applied photon research and development centers in the world. 

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RIT announces strategic research initiatives

Rochester Institute of Technology has designated four areas of research as strategic to the college's future, with each area awarded up to $1 million in  investments from RIT over five years.

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