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05 Mar 21
Lynred invests €2.8M to develop infrared detectors

Under strategic “Made in France” industry program backed by French Government.

04 Mar 21
Quidel gains Emergency Use Authorization for Covid-19 test

QuickVue At-Home test works using fluorescence and optics system; provides results in ten minutes.

02 Mar 21
Hamamatsu launches laser thermal processor for quenching

Processing system combines direct diode laser with a six-axis robotic arm, allowing high degree of freedom.

02 Mar 21
II-VI to double manufacturing capacity of optical filters

For applications in PCR Covid-19 test instrumentation and 5G optical access, firm to invest over five-year period.

17 Feb 21
Breath analysis reveals details of body fat metabolism

Tohoku University designs compact UV platform to measure acetone in exhaled breath.

16 Feb 21
ExoMars sees hydrogen chloride embedded in Martian surface

ESA optical platform reveals new chemical cycle in the Red Planet's climate.

10 Feb 21
3D-printed optics provide prescription AR/VR lenses

WaveOptics and Luxexcel set to reveal results of collaborative effort at forthcoming SPIE AR/VR/MR digital conference.

09 Feb 21
MEMS scanner design improves adaptive automobile headlights

University of Tokyo project uses electronically controlled platform to enhance safety.

03 Feb 21
Ellume wins $232M deal for fluorescence-based Covid-19 home test kits

Australian firm to establish US manufacturing capacity that could eventually produce 19 million tests per month.

03 Feb 21
CRIRES+ instrument sees first light at Paranal

ESO infrared spectrograph will now assist in search for super-Earth exoplanets.

01 Feb 21
Fraunhofer ILT's EHLA deposition process integrated in EVEREST project

German partners have developed roller process to efficiently repair and laser-coat components in production.

20 Jan 21
3D imaging with LEDs and smartphone points to simpler machine vision

University of Strathclyde project creates images without complex synchronizing of camera and lighting.

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