Editorial Advisory Board
Dr. Robert R. Alfano
City College of New York
Enhancing your online experience
Valerie C. Bolhouse
Not long after Photonics.com senior editor Melinda Rose and her associates deliver the industry headlines on our weekly “Light Matters” news segment, viewers can see the results in an online video on the home page at Photonics.com. Online
video is a medium that barely existed six years ago, but today You Tube alone logs more
than 2 billion video views every day by its users around the world. You Tube reported
reaching that milestone shortly after its fifth anniversary in May 2010, almost one year
ago. And now you can even find “Light Matters” there.
Power Technology Inc.
Dr. Timothy Day
Dr. Anthony J. DeMaria
Online video viewing in the US, from home and work PC/Mac/laptop locations, is up
45 percent year-over-year from January 2010, according to The Nielsen Company. With
all that video viewing, it’s easy to understand why so much effort goes into displays.
Of course, “Light Matters” viewers have any number of hardware and display options
available on which to watch the newscast. Sitting at a desk in front of a computer means
viewing on a desktop monitor with a thin-film transistor LCD or even a CRT; laptop
computer displays are likely to be active-matrix/thin-film transistor. But computers
aren’t the only way.
Dr. Donal Denvir
Andor Technology PLC
Patrick L. Edsell
Dr. Stephen D. Fantone
Smart phones have been around since the early ’90s. Remember IBM Simon? I carry an
Apple iPhone with a 3.5-in. LED-backlit LCD, while Motorola’s Droid offers a 3.7-in.
thin-film transistor display. Apple introduced its iPad with LED backlighting and in-plane
switching technology for great viewing at any angle. The list goes on and on.
Dr. Michael Houk
Bristol Instruments Inc.
Dr. Kenneth J. Kaufmann
The devices that let us carry our video consumption away from our desktops are contributing to the growth in the number of US viewers watching online video, as well as to the
amount of time they are spending doing so. We can watch videos while drinking our
morning coffee, waiting for our turn at the dentist, and riding to our next appointment in
the backseat of a taxi, on whatever device is at hand, and with pretty high expectations
of a quality image. And we do.
PI (Physik Instrumente) LP
Shirat Enterprises Ltd., Israel
Coherent Japan Inc.
The total US Internet audience engaged in nearly 4. 9 billion viewing sessions during
January, according to comScore Inc., which also noted that those viewers spent an average
of 14. 5 hours each watching video that month. The numbers for “Light Matters” are not
that high yet, but it looks great on all the displays we could find on which to watch it,
so we’re hopeful.
Dr. Morio Onoe
professor emeritus, University of Tokyo
Dr. William Plummer
Smart phones from Samsung, LG, HTC and others feature active-matrix organic LED
(AMOLED) displays. While passive-matrix OLED dominates the OLED market today due
to early commercialization, AMOLED is expected to generate higher market penetration
in units and revenues to 2015, according to research firm MarketsandMarkets.
Dr. Richard C. Powell
University of Arizona
Dr. Ryszard S. Romaniuk
Warsaw University of Technology, Poland
Advances in AMOLED technology may one day make possible a generation of displays
that is brighter and bigger than current models, but also flexible, opening a whole new
world of possibilities. Contributing editor Hank Hogan explores the future of AMOLEDs
and the current issues of size, lifetime and electronics that have to be addressed to make
that future possible. Read about it on page 48, and don’t miss all the other great features
and technical news items throughout the magazine.
Samuel P. Sadoulet
CVI Melles Griot
Dr. Steve Sheng
Telesis Technologies Inc.
I will be part of the Photonics Media team attending SPIE Defense, Security & Sensing,
April 25-29 in Orlando, Fla., and CLEO, May 1-6 in Baltimore. I hope we get a chance to
chat. We’ll be looking for great new stories to feature on the next edition of “Light Matters.” You might even catch us shooting segments around the shows.
William H. Shiner
IPG Photonics Corp.
John M. Stack
And whether you view it on your desktop or laptop computer, smart phone or tablet,
don’t miss the latest edition of “Light Matters” at www.Photonics.com.
Harvest Imaging/Delft University
of Technology, Belgium