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26 Aug 21
Trumpf to reveal latest VCSELs and photodiodes at ECOC 2021

Photonics systems are designed to enhance performance in datacom applications; to be shown at in-person event in Bordeaux next month.

25 Aug 21
SoCalGas firm to use gas-mapping LiDAR to cut methane leaks

US’s largest gas distribution utility signs $12M deal for airborne laser solution from Bridger Photonics.

25 Aug 21
Blood spectroscopy test shows promise for Covid-19 triage

Rapid, low-cost blood analysis with standard FTIR equipment helps identify those patients more likely to develop severe disease.

24 Aug 21
Osaka University observes one million cells in single field-of-view

Technique could allow dynamic imaging of complex systems and multicellular events.

23 Aug 21
Hamamatsu develops ‘smallest’ wavelength-swept QCL

Mountable in small spaces, this laser is designed for portable volcanic gas monitoring systems.

18 Aug 21
US Army demonstrates first laser weapon in ‘combat shoot-off’…

…and DoD awards Citadel Defense $6M contract for optics-driven counter drone system.

12 Aug 21
Photoacoustic imaging spots inflamed plaques before heart attacks strike

Michigan State University targets types of cells most responsible for making plaques vulnerable.

11 Aug 21
Latest ESO observations show rocky exoplanet has half the mass of Venus

VLT sheds light on planets around nearby star, L 98-59, similar to our Solar System.

10 Aug 21
Photobiomodulation therapy assists rapid recovery from burns

University at Buffalo project identifies mechanisms behind light-enhanced healing.

10 Aug 21
Bluglass demonstrates ‘world first’ RPCVD tunnel junction diodes

Designed to enable higher power, higher efficiency lasers for 3D printing, industrial welding and more.

04 Aug 21
Quanergy presents OPA-based solid state LiDAR with 100m range

Demonstration was conducted in partnership with Zero Electric Vehicle company.

03 Aug 21
RAPID autofocus gives clearer view of neural structures

Method from Universities of Florence and Glasgow allows quantitative analysis of brain-wide architecture.

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