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21 May 20
Covid-19 update: 21 May 2020

A round-up of this week's coronavirus-related news and countermeasures from the photonics industry.

21 May 20
NASA renames wide field infrared space telescope for Nancy Grace Roman

Agency's first chief astronomer is credited with making the Hubble Space Telescope a reality.

20 May 20
ITMO develops 'chemically-synthesized' optical switch

Scientists at ITMO, St Petersburg, say the switch, based on a metal-organic framework, could support ultrafast memories.

20 May 20
Zeiss braces for Covid-19 impact

Optics giant feels initial effects of pandemic, but says semiconductor business remains stable at the moment.

20 May 20
Bridgelux proposes new metric for naturalness of light

Average Spectral Difference intended to quantify how closely its sources match natural daylight.

19 May 20
BAE Systems wins $27M deal to fit IR defense kit on USAF aircraft

Large Aircraft Infrared Countermeasures system designed to protect KC-130J transport and aerial refueling plane.

19 May 20
UniKLasers to expand following latest equity round

UK laser manufacturer has also appointed a new CEO, and says it will increase its workforce ‘significantly’.

19 May 20
Raman spectroscopy observes bacteria growth in real-time

University of St Andrews project could be used to monitor effects of environment on TB.

18 May 20
Fiber optic network monitors hard-to-read glacier movements

Prof Fabian Walter of ETHZ says fibers are easier to install and offer more measurement points than seismometers.

18 May 20
Laser-powered rover to explore Moon’s dark shadows

ESA’s Discovery & Preparation program funds laser system to power rover from 15km away.

15 May 20
Hollow-core fiber polarisation purity boost for next-gen instruments

ORC Zepler Institute development exhibits 1000x quality improvement over “state-of-the-art” solid core fibers.

14 May 20
Covid-19 update: 14 May 2020

A round-up of this week's coronavirus-related news and countermeasures from the photonics industry.

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