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case studies

Incubating cleantech venture to accelerate time to market

2009

Realizing that solar electricity would be widely adopted if it were cost-competitive with fossil fuel-derived electricity, the entrepreneurs behind SolFocus had developed a promising CPV approach -- in their garage -- and were working to advance their technology.

information sheets

Optics and Optical Systems Services

1 March 2012

Companies, both large and small, can now take advantage of PARC’s expertise in leading-edge optics and optical systems development to further their business goals. PARC’s capabilities today include micro and large-area imaging and non-imaging optical system designs, prototyping, process optimization, and transfer to manufacturing.

technical publications

Compact and fast optical vibration sensor

Photonics in the Transportation Industry: Auto to Aerospace III

5 April 2010

Handheld flow cytometer for monitoring bacteria in water

Optics and Photonics in Global Homeland Security VI

5 April 2010

Low-cost interrogation unit for wavelength-encoded optical sensors

7th International Workshop on Structural Health Monitoring

9 September 2009

A bookscanner for fragile books

PICS Conference

22 May 2001

 

 

recent resources

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High-Performance Structured Battery Electrodes

PARC offers a proven co-extrusion printing technique, CoEx, that can enhance both the energy and power densities of batteries. A cost-effective way to manufacture structured electrodes, this technique can be applied to both cathodes and anodes for most mature battery chemistries.