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18 May 21
Fiber-optic sensor reveals new details of Greenland glacier

University of Cambridge takes detailed measurements of ice properties on the Greenland Ice Sheet.

18 May 21
Avenda Health laser platform improves prostate cancer outcomes

FDA Breakthrough Device status allows priority review of clinical and commercial decisions.

12 May 21
US Army awards Northrop Grumman $960M contract for IR countermeasures...

...and Flir wins $15.4 million contract to supply image-generating Black Hornet 3 Personal Reconnaissance Systems.

12 May 21
Covid-19: Cytometry and pedestrian detection assist pandemic response

Photonics-based improvements in diagnosis and social distance monitoring offer new tools to combat the disease.

06 May 21
Test-Bed Telescope 2 joins asteroid detection efforts

Instrument at ESO's La Silla Observatory will survey fast-moving near-Earth objects.

28 Apr 21
TinyBrains project seeks clearer view of infant brain blood flow

ICFO-led group to map cerebral blood supply as a means of spotting congenital heart defects.

27 Apr 21
US Army hooks up to LiFi

$4.2M contract with pureLiFi described as the first large-scale deployment of the wireless optical communications technology.

23 Apr 21
Weather-watching Doppler lidar instrument installed over Washington

NIST and Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration measuring lower atmosphere wind flow for “greenhouse” gas emissions research.

19 Apr 21
Samsung LED design shrinks car headlamp size by up to 50%

“PixCell LED” format is optimized for intelligent adaptive driving beam – an ADAS feature.

15 Apr 21
Amplitude Laser launches Elite high-energy nanosecond lasers

France-based firm expands its portfolio of lasers and pumps for Pulsar TW and PW laser chains.

15 Apr 21
SPIE DCS 2021: Nuburu suggests blue benefits for directed energy weapons

CEO Mark Zediker outlines rapid progress in blue emitters and models indicating faster ‘kill time’ at the shorter wavelength.

13 Apr 21
Airbus to install laser terminals on aircraft

Flight tests scheduled for mid-2022; high-speed satellite links could become available on commercial airlines.

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