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23 Sep 15
Laser pulses enable high-sensitivity molecular fingerprinting

ICFO and MPQ/LMU develop light source with unprecedented sensitivity to identify tell-tale signs of cancer.

23 Sep 15
Lensless technique catches the small details

Customized version of coherent diffraction imaging leads to improved resolution.

23 Sep 15
German-UK research yields permanent optical data storage chip

Karlsruhe-led team uses GST for first all-optical, non-volatile on-chip memory; benefits for high-speed computing.

22 Sep 15
IKARUS project sees new opportunities for laser eye surgery

LZH and partners apply femtosecond sources and OCT to expand the range of laser-assisted procedures.

22 Sep 15
Laser ablation boosts terahertz emission

Modified micro-structure of the semiconductor surface plays an important role in THz generation.

22 Sep 15
US Air Force aims for new high-power fiber laser concepts

University of Central Florida receives $5.87 million for work on sources and optical fibers.

15 Sep 15
'Ideal' single-photon generator perfected

Quantum dot is key to Swiss-German development of single photon source.

14 Sep 15
Activated glass chip creates widest wavelength range

Communications light chip offers “largest frequency range ever”, says developer University of Twente.

09 Sep 15
Laser-thermography system verifies critical welds

"18-Weldt" project develops method to inspect welds in difficult-to-access industrial parts.

08 Sep 15
Panasonic, Sharp and Semprius backed for next-gen CPV

Companies feature among 11 different research projects to receive a total $24 million in funding from ARPA-E.

03 Sep 15
Laser process bio-fabricates artificial blood vessels

As part of European ArtiVasc 3D project, which is also creating artificial multi-layered skin.

26 Aug 15
Raman method improves colonoscopy test for cancer

Optical Raman spectra of blood reveals “simple fingerprint”; less invasive approach should encourage patient take-up.

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