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10 Feb 12
Soraa gets vertical with halogen replacement

Heavily funded start-up employs vertically integrated strategy based on use of gallium nitride substrates for LED lighting.

08 Feb 12
US Army chooses its two CIRCM contractors

Northrop Grumman and BAE Systems have won contracts for the technology development phase of the countermeasures program.

08 Feb 12
Phoenix Photonics addresses 2μm market

UK company launches 2μm fiber couplers and polarization scrambler, leads EU MODE-GAP next-gen network project.

08 Feb 12
MicroOLED launches ‘highest pixel density’ display

This 5.4 megapixel microdisplay gives SXGA resolution in full color but for half the power.

07 Feb 12
Plessey set to make HB-LEDs at UK facility

Historic semiconductor firm acquires GaN-on-silicon technology with buy-out of Cambridge start-up CamGaN.

07 Feb 12
Japan buys four laser mine detection systems

Maritime force is first international navy to buy the mine-sweeping technology developed by Northrop Grumman.

24 Jan 12
PW 2012: laser drug delivery wins start-up challenge

Pitch from CEO of Portugal-based LaserLeap Technologies wins Jenoptik-sponsored biophotonics competition.

23 Jan 12
BiOS 2012: super-resolution in a live mouse brain

Plenary talk at biophotonics conference shows dynamic in vivo imaging of synapses in a living mouse brain.

22 Jan 12
BiOS 2012: cancer diagnosis dominates hot topics

Biophotonics conference highlights potential for coherence imaging to pick up signs of cancer in early stages.

22 Jan 12
PW 2012: QCL applications pull a crowd

Multiwatt infrared QCLs, operating at room temperature, are now a reality. At least two groups have demonstrated 5W of MWIR power.

19 Jan 12
Prize-winning LED 'bulb' to go on sale next month

Philips' high-efficiency LED replacement for 60 W incandescent bulbs to become available from February.

16 Jan 12
FDA 510(k) clearances, November-December 2011

The growing use of femtosecond sources for ophthalmology features in the FDA's list for the last months of the year.

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