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20 Sep 17
UK team shows off 'Dragonfire' laser weapon design

MBDA-led consortium aiming for field trials in 2019 and future deployment on Royal Navy’s Type 45 destroyers.

19 Sep 17
NASA tests laser-printed alloy for future rocket parts

First prototype component to be produced from two different metal alloys using laser additive technique.

18 Sep 17
Toshiba speeds quantum key beyond 10 Mb/s

Engineers at the Japanese firm push single-photon encryption method with new high-speed detectors.

12 Sep 17
'MuReA' technique enables rapid laser processing applications

Fraunhofer IWS develops flexible laser materials processing and control system for metals, polymers and more.

04 Sep 17
Zeiss VR system 'bridges gap between mobile VR and PC-gaming'

Photonics-heavy head-up display solution offers interactive gaming, allowing users to play SteamVR games.

04 Sep 17
BabyLux monitors cerebral blood flow in newborn infants

Results from European consortium could reduce the risk of brain lesions in preterm babies.

01 Sep 17
Oxsensis and Parker sign exclusive engine sensor deal

Fiber-optic technology will provide active combustion control with direct pressure and temperature measurements in hot engine environments.

30 Aug 17
Orion visual prosthesis to be used in human trials

FDA approval for Second Sight system will allow testing of its ability to assist blind individuals.

30 Aug 17
Leica gets FDA clearance for brain blood flow imager

Combination of fluorescein and microscope filter should help neurosurgeons see smaller blood vessels more clearly.

29 Aug 17
Hyperspectral imaging could boost IVF success

Australian study on cow embryos suggests that the photonics technology could improve in vitro fertilization (IVF) outcomes in both animals and humans.

22 Aug 17
Tiny infrared LEDs power new eye-tracking system for VR

Japanese start-up FOVE partners with Osram OS to develop infrared-driven eye-tracking VR headset.

16 Aug 17
Fraunhofer HHI presents latest VR and AR developments

Research center showcasing photonics systems at broadcasting and electronics fairs IBC and IFA, in September.

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