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18 May 21
Avenda Health laser platform improves prostate cancer outcomes

FDA Breakthrough Device status allows priority review of clinical and commercial decisions.

17 May 21
Single photon detection achievement set to improve quantum communications

New type of Josephson junction developed by ICFO, MIT, et al, could enable more effective quantum communications.

14 May 21
Project LUSS (LED-based Ultra-Violet for Safe Surfaces) awarded Innovate grant

UK-based partnership of Microlink Devices, Wideblue and CSA Catapult to develop Covid-19 disinfection system.

14 May 21
Georgia Tech to lead ‘EPICA’ photonics research center

New Institute of Electronic-Photonic Integrated Circuits for Aerospace (EPICA) to focus on communication and sensing.

13 May 21
Quantum developments boost organic solar cells and communications

Researchers at Gothenburg and KTH universities, both based in Sweden, achieve quantum photonics breakthroughs.

13 May 21
5G deployment delay in China hits Lumentum sales figures

Stock price tumbles after photonics company defers $15M revenues in latest financial update.

12 May 21
Jenoptik reports ‘good start to 2021’

Latest quarter financials reveal significant pick-up in orders with latest full-year targets confirmed.

12 May 21
US Army awards Northrop Grumman $960M contract for IR countermeasures...

...and Flir wins $15.4 million contract to supply image-generating Black Hornet 3 Personal Reconnaissance Systems.

12 May 21
nLight sees positive signs in directed energy and additive manufacturing sectors

Laser firm reports jump in sales and is expecting further growth in the current quarter.

12 May 21
Covid-19: Cytometry and pedestrian detection assist pandemic response

Photonics-based improvements in diagnosis and social distance monitoring offer new tools to combat the disease.

11 May 21
Velodyne, Ouster post losses as VCs back lidar challenger Innovusion

Crowded market for automotive lidar still awaiting take-off; Innovusion attracts $64M in series B round.

11 May 21
Shortwave-IR imager promises new multifunctional devices

University of California San Diego combines sensor and display into one thin device.

Interfacing the Vision Research S990 to the BitFlow Cyton-CXP frame grabber 07 Dec 2020


This document explains how to interface the Vision Research S990, a high speed camera running 4K x 2k at 1000 FPS, to the Cyton-CXP4.

5 Applications of Gratings 29 Apr

Wasatch Photonics

Diffraction gratings that operate in transmission can be used for many different applications, providing high efficiency, low stray light, and a range of dispersion options from 150-5000 lines/mm and operating at wavelengths 300-2500 nm. They also enable more compact, lens-based designs. Here, we review the top 5 most popular applications we see at Wasatch Photonics, and how our VPH transmission gratings excel at each.

The Solution to Coating DLC on Chalcogenides 29 Apr


Coating chalcogenides with DLC is notoriously challenging and requires specialized technical expertise to meet the high performance and durability demands of IR applications

Infrared sensing using nanocrystal toward on demand light matter coupling 06 May

New Imaging Technology

Nanocrystals are semiconductor nanoparticles whose optical properties can be tuned from UV up to THz. They are used as sources of green and red light for displays, and also show exhibit promises to design low-cost infrared detectors. Coupling subwavelength optical resonators to nanocrystals film enables to design photodiodes that absorb 80% of incident light from thin (<150 nm) nanocrystal film. It thus becomes possible to overcome the constraints linked to the short diffusion lengths which result from transport by hopping within arrays of nanocrystals enabling high photoresponse detector operating in the SWIR range.

2021 Technology Webinar Series

  • 16th – 18th Jun ~ Industrial Lasers, Materials Processing
  • 21st – 23rd Sep ~ High Speed Imaging, CMOS Sensor Technology
  • 30th Nov – 2nd Dec ~ Photonics for Life Science Applications

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