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15 Jul 
Luminar lidar to hit the road in 2022 with 'sub-$1000' price tag

Launch of 'Iris' product sketched out as Californian startup passes $250 million funding milestone.

09 Jul 
Cicso targets silicon photonics again with $2.6BN Acacia bid

Provider of coherent optical interconnects expected to help the telecoms giant meet escalating data demand.

08 Jul 
European Investment Bank supports Mauna Kea

French developer of optical biopsy technology says it has received first tranche of €11.5 million loan on favorable terms.

09 Jul 
Metasurface gratings offer new route to polarization imaging

Harvard SEAS develops compact camera platform for machine vision and other uses.

09 Jul 
Quanergy lidar sensors land security mission

Installation in South Korea to be completed in several phases, says Silicon Valley firm.

03 Jul 
Trumpf platform brings high productivity to denture manufacture

Cadspeed uses Trumpf system to accelerate manufacture and improve quality.

09 Jul 
Lumedica looks to fine-tune low-cost OCT system with SBIR grant

Duke University spin-out wins Phase II funding to further develop device for clinical applications in low-resource settings.

09 Jul 
Sub-sea 3D laser camera readied for commercial introduction

System developed under 'UTOFIA' European project works in murky waters to depths of hundreds of meters.

03 Jul 
Novel materials enable VIS-IR-sensitive solar cells

Florida State University researchers use perovskite coupled with rubrene to facilitate photon upconversion.

16 Jul 
NASA goes retro with new lunar optics

On the 50th anniversary of the first Moon landing, NASA backs a plan to deploy more retroreflectors on the lunar surface.

11 Jul 
'Indispensable' lidar helps sweep up Chinese streets

Photonic sensors from Velodyne used for real-time navigation in 'Viggo' road sweepers.

10 Jul 
UK budgets £130M for laser and RF weapons development

Ministry of Defence aiming to develop three new directed energy weapon demonstrators, with trials planned for 2023.

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