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28 Feb 12
SemiLEDs focuses on curing

Targeting its LEDs at UV curing applications could help to alleviate the continuing squeeze in the lighting sector.

22 Feb 12
Luxtera delivers ‘millionth’ silicon CMOS photonics chip

Milestone signifies the emergence of silicon photonics as the next-generation interconnect with 10 Petabits of transceiver bandwidth shipped.

15 Feb 12
PW 2012: A snapshot of the imaging sector

The exhibition at Photonics West 2012 provided a good opportunity to catch up on the latest innovations in imaging technologies. Here, optics.org presents some highlights.

14 Feb 12
Monitor analyzes performance of PV power plants

Web-based system measures yield, output power and voltage; reveals faults; delivers reports and benchmarking.

10 Feb 12
Oclaro powers 'first' 15kW direct diode laser

Advances in laser diode design mean Oclaro supports highest power and broadest wavelength range.

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
MicroOLED launches ‘highest pixel density’ display

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

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.

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.

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