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17 Jun 15
Corelase to debut versatile 8kW fiber laser in Munich

Rofin subsidiary reveals powerful new source with highly adaptable beam characteristics.

16 Jun 15
Northrop Grumman delivers primary space mirror for UMass Lowell

...while PG&O and Schott team up on another specialized mirror project.

16 Jun 15
Precision optics deliver next-gen endoscopes

Tiny CMOS imaging module generates high-quality video from a distal diameter of just 1.6 millimeters.

10 Jun 15
LightPath and FLIR advances aid firefighters

Low-cost thermal imaging cameras feature low-cost infrared sensors and molded optics.

09 Jun 15
Laser spectrometry reveals ancient gold route from UK to Ireland

Technique developed at ORC, Southampton, and the University of Bristol samples gold from Bronze Age artefacts.

09 Jun 15
AFPII photoacoustic platform shows promise in clinical trial

Proof-of-concept study tracked effects of chemotherapy on breast tumors.

09 Jun 15
ESA readies multispectral Sentinel for launch

First optical imaging satellite in Europe's Copernicus environmental surveillance program set to blast off June 22.

04 Jun 15
Cleantech projects win SME funding from Europe

Optics for more efficient LED street lighting and a high-concentration PV system among the latest projects to get Horizon 2020 support.

03 Jun 15
LASER 2015: Better welding with silicon laser mirrors

Durable and responsive micro-mirrors precisely direct laser power into metal workpieces.

03 Jun 15
LASER 2015: Neat data glasses designed for everyday use

Fraunhofer IOF hoping that new look and corrective function will drive up sales; see them in Munich.

02 Jun 15
New fluorescence imaging method uses scattering medium as imaging lens

University of Twente platform offers high-resolution capability in wide-field scenarios.

28 May 15
Graphene scanner permits art pigments to be distinguished

Removes the need for invasive procedures into artworks - for the first time.

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