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22 Oct 20
Covid-19 update: 22 October 2020

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

22 Oct 20
San Francisco 49ers appoint 'light therapy partner’

US football team working with provider Joovv to treat players with red and near infrared light to speed muscle recovery.

21 Oct 20
£5.5M project targets optical measurement systems to power 'smart factories'

Research led by Huddersfield to develop nm-scale systems; also involving Zepler Institute and industrial partners.

21 Oct 20
Integrated photonics development and training lab in Massachusetts wins $2.6M

Industrial laser firm Convergent Photonics hosts new facility in Chicopee, looks to new diode development.

21 Oct 20
Ultrafast camera captures 3D film at 100 billion frames per second

Caltech imaging technique could reveal dynamics of polarization and sonoluminescence.

21 Oct 20
Optical transmission boosted by forming fibers under pressure

Japan-US research team demonstrates that silica fiber signal loss can be cut by 50%.

20 Oct 20
Luna develops optical high-resolution rock stress measurement concept

Aim is to create continuous strain profiles that boost safety and efficiency of subsurface oil & gas systems.

20 Oct 20
Jenoptik drops outlook as Covid situation deteriorates

German photonics giant reduces annual sales expectations down by a further €40M.

20 Oct 20
Lights out as Cree exits LED business with $300M sale

One of the pioneers of the solid-state lighting revolution focuses elsewhere as sales and margins shrink.

20 Oct 20
On-chip tuning of laser light offers improved metrology and communications

NIST project uses optical parametric oscillation to convert invisible IR into visible colors.

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.

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