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16 Aug 19
Researchers cut optical backscatter to boost data transmission

Process exploits interaction of light and sound waves to suppress the scattering by material defects.

16 Aug 19
SPIE O+P 2019: optics meets geology with multiphoton gemstone probe

Non-invasive technique uses second- and third-harmonic generation to map crystal structures.

14 Aug 19
UV LEDs key to more hygienic beer brewing: Fraunhofer R&D project

Mercury-free technology also suitable for disinfecting brew water, and tops for bottled beer and other drinks.

14 Aug 19
SPIE O+P 2019: giant optics to expand search for life

Huge mirror components fabricated at Tucson mirror laboratory are destined for the Giant Magellan Telescope.

14 Aug 19
II-VI acquisition of Finisar delayed

Reorganized II-VI readies for 'plug and play' merger once Chinese authorities approve re-filed deal.

14 Aug 19
NvisionVLE platform receives further FDA approval

NinePoint Medical instrument cleared for use in the pancreas and bile duct.

14 Aug 19
SPIE O+P 2019: society launches $2.5M endowment matching program

Inaugural grant of $500,000 creates chair in optical sciences at the University of Arizona.

13 Aug 19
Samsung launches first 108MP image sensor for smart phones

Electronics giant says it is taking mobile photography “to the next level”.

13 Aug 19
IPG Photonics and Brose developing auto part laser-welding

First direct weld method for car seat components; increases manufacturing efficiency.

13 Aug 19
SPIE O+P 2019: decadal studies turn heads to exoplanets

Huge interest from youthful crowd prompts move to a larger conference room at San Diego meeting.

13 Aug 19
EPFL plans database of light's interaction with "all natural and synthetic materials"

Project can digitize materials' reflectance properties more rapidly than previously possible.

12 Aug 19
ams presents rival Osram bid

Austrian firm says €4.2 BN proposal, with 'fully committed' funding, would create global leader in sensing and photonics.

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