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16 Oct 20
5-minute Covid-19 test based on fluorescence and image analysis

Oxford University’s method is faster than PCR and distinguishes between virus types; spin-out company to be set up.

15 Oct 20
Covid-19 update: 15 October 2020

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

15 Oct 20
Apple launches iPhone 12 with LiDAR and 5G capabilities

A14 Bionic design features “pro camera system”, LiDAR scanner and largest yet Super Retina XDR display.

15 Oct 20
BluGlass demonstrates working 405, 420, and 450nm laser diodes

Australia-based semiconductor developer says its 405nm model is approaching commercial specification.

15 Oct 20
Adaptive optics reveals immune cell dynamics in the retina

University of Rochester tracks cell interactions in a living eye without dyes or damage.

14 Oct 20
Trumpf expecting further sales decline next year

Industrial laser and machine tool firm boosted by strong demand in EUV tools as business drops sharply elsewhere.

14 Oct 20
ASML on course for record year despite Intel drag

Lithography leader set to sell slightly fewer EUV tools than expected this year, but sees more growth in 2021.

14 Oct 20
Fraunhofer ILT refines laser welding of martensitic chromium steels

Alloys are suited to electric vehicle battery cases; development is part of German AiF research project FAAM.

14 Oct 20
OpTek Systems invests in new facilities worldwide as demand grows

New buildings in US, UK, and China for increased production of optical sensors, and new brand identity.

13 Oct 20
Investor Baidu agrees lidar purchases with Velodyne

Three-year sales agreement for the Chinese tech giant’s ‘Apollo’ development program in autonomous vehicles.

13 Oct 20
Two-photon endomicroscopy allows deep-brain imaging

HKUST project employs adaptive optics to enable imaging at synaptic resolution.

12 Oct 20
CEA LETI prints pixelated hologram on miniature 6 x 6mm component

Achievement by French research group opens the door to holograms being presented on augmented reality glasses.

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