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19 Feb 17
German partners developing 'ultra-short pulse laser of the future'

Trumpf, Schott and Bosch involved in project ScULPT to produce new source for with tenfold increase in productivity for materials processing.

16 Feb 17
LZH launches optogenetics innovation network

Project for Germany intends to unlock the potential of light-controlled biomolecules.

15 Feb 17
QCL-based THz sources generate 'record' ultrashort pulses

TUW and ETHZ researchers add lateral absorber to laser resonator, creating emission bandwidth across a full octave.

14 Feb 17
Singapore team develops flexible terahertz source

For fast and non-invasive screening applications in spectroscopy, surveillance, cancer diagnosis and more.

03 Feb 17
Livermore lab hits petawatt milestone

High-repetition-rate laser ready for shipment to Europe’s Extreme Light Infrastructure facility near Prague.

26 Jan 17
Valencian photonics researchers among ERC grant winners

Novel optical fiber and solar cells among Spanish projects recognized for problem-solving, commercial potential.

24 Jan 17
Amplitude Systèmes signs deal with Fraunhofer ILT

Partners to jointly develop high-power ultrafast laser for materials processing and more.

18 Jan 17
Optical magnetic recording promises cooler data storage

Netherlands-Poland team use laser to write data onto cobalt-doped garnet, with ultra-low thermal cost.

17 Jan 17
Satellite-borne alexandrite laser to aid climate studies

Fraunhofer ILT supporting ALISE project with Leibniz Institute and Airbus Defence & Space to develop pumped alexandrite laser.

04 Jan 17
Rochester's new retinal imaging method spots problem cells

Retinal ganglion cells viewed by "multi-offset detection" – an adaptation of confocal adaptive optics scanning ophthalmoscopy.

03 Jan 17
Laser softens tumors to improve treatment outcomes

French team develops “nanohyperthermia”; C-nanotube delivers infrared beam to blast tumor but spares healthy tissue.

03 Jan 17
Imec and Besi show reliability of Ni-Cu-Ag plated solar cells

Demonstration achieved in five full size modules plated with alloy – confirming value of metallization.

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