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01 Dec 22
Blue laser diode enables micro-optics to better control beam shape

Convergent Photonics-ams Osram combination yields precision laser modules for advanced surgery or welding.

30 Nov 22
Flir announces partnership with RealWear, a developer of AR wearables

RealWear adds thermal camera to its Navigator range; and Ulefone debuts cellphone with Flip Lepton camera.

30 Nov 22
Seno Medical launches optoacoustic imaging system for breast cancer

Combined with ultrasound, the 'Imagio' system helps distinguish between benign and malignant tumors.

29 Nov 22
Steerable soft 'fiber' robots could enhance medical applications

Using optical fiber making ideas enables development of soft robots with advanced motion control.

24 Nov 22
OpenLight launches PDK for ‘unified electronic and photonic platform’

Process Design Kit is said to enable rapid PIC designs with on-chip laser technology.

22 Nov 22
German SMEs 3D-print metal parts ‘economically’

BMBF project “IDEA” yields two demo production lines – showing that smaller firms can deliver AM products.

18 Nov 22
UTA (Texas) project aims to improve laser steering on self-driving cars

US NSF funding Weidong Zhou's group investigating beam steering device based on VCSELs.

17 Nov 22
ams Osram presents latest optical technologies at electronica 2022

Including car lighting, robot guidance, UVC purification technologies, and smart watch to capture vital signs.

15 Nov 22
TriEye SEDAR combines depth sensing with SWIR imaging

CMOS-based platform brings imaging and ranging together for automotive and other applications.

15 Nov 22
Formnext 2022: Trumpf prints copper in large format with green laser

Large copper components can for the first time be processed on 3D printers with Truprint 5000.

07 Nov 22
German Navy’s first tests of high-energy laser weapon against drones

Frigate Sachsen successfully engaged UAVs at short ranges in Baltic near Putlos military training area.

03 Nov 22
Fraunhofer researchers develop digital-optical PCR test system that reports in 15 min

Simple device, measuring 15x15x20cm, includes heating structures and fluorescence camera as detector.

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