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09 Mar 15
Texas Instruments updates DLP chipset for spectroscopy

Smaller and more efficient version of the digital micromirror device technology is designed for handheld spectrometers.

05 Mar 15
Software-defined optical switches to drive Bristol's Smart City network

Polatis providing photonic foundation for an "open programmable smart city".

04 Mar 15
Laser-based aircraft defense system approved for global sale

US Department of Defense green-lights BAE Systems’ anti-missile protection system.

04 Mar 15
ImmerVision targets smart phones with 'panomorph' lenses

Optical technology provides full 360-degree views of a mobile handset user's surroundings.

03 Mar 15
poLight lens makes debut in 'touch & refocus' smart phone

"True-focus" optical functionality enhances hazardous area smartphone; on show at Mobile World Congress 2015.

03 Mar 15
Liquid bandage reveals hidden details of skin healing

Wellman Center paint-on dressing maps tissue oxygenation in wounds, burns and grafts.

25 Feb 15
IR detectors replaced on James Webb telescope

Design flaws in original equipment see replacement of near-infrared detectors in three JWST instruments.

19 Feb 15
Novel endoscope gives clearer view of cancers

University at Buffalo probe improves image quality and also facilitates drug delivery.

19 Feb 15
Boeing wins contract to improve laser weapon pointing

$29.5M deal with US Office of Naval Research expected to result in 'exceptional accuracy' of new laser weapons on warships.

18 Feb 15
mirSense integrated QCLs target gas-sensing and biomed roles

French startup says attraction is its silicon platform, which features "no moving parts".

17 Feb 15
Central Laser Facility turns on STED 'scope

Super-resolution microscope at UK site now said to be fully operational, while new ultrafast infrared laser is close to completion.

03 Feb 15
US Navy orders more laser mine detectors

Northrop Grumman subsidiary Cutting Edge Optronics providing laser transmitter for airborne sensors.

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