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23 Apr 15
Fiber laser plan to clear space debris

Wide-angle telescope and high-efficiency CAN laser form "blueprint"; trial project heading for ISS to cut threats to satellites.

20 Apr 15
Graphene scientists develop ultrafast photodetectors

European Grapheme Flagship reports on diverse applications, potential for bandgap development.

16 Apr 15
Scientists develop technique to reduce 'halo' effect caused by lenses

Presbyopia sufferers could have a clearer view for night-driving, reading with "smoothed" lenses.

14 Apr 15
Optical fiber slows photons 'to a standstill'

Vienna experiment slows and stops light - promising networkable quantum computing, say researchers.

13 Apr 15
Hannover Fair 2015: video control by eye drives new microdisplays

Fraunhofer FEP presents latest wearable smart vision control system based on new SVGA-OLED microdisplay.

08 Apr 15
Optical scan improves fit of artificial hips

LED and camera system could cut limping and discomfort; Fraunhofer-led team shows system at Medtec expo.

01 Apr 15
Stanley Electric sets up $8.5M 'open innovation' program

Japanese lighting and electronics firm wants to partner with inventors and research groups on new products.

27 Mar 15
EPSRC commits £70m to invest across UK science research

Including substantial capital investment and backing for photonics-related R&D.

25 Mar 15
Scottish partnership to develop photonics techniques to fight disease

Industrial-academic partnership between M-Squared Lasers and St Andrews University designed to aid medical research into cancer and Alzheimer’s disease.

24 Mar 15
Call for ten-year 'quantum' investment in UK

Newly published strategy document highlights future applications of single-photon sources, silicon waveguides and lasers.

24 Mar 15
Diffuse optics detects spinal cord ischemia

Stony Brook Medicine probe measures both blood flow and oxygenation directly in real-time.

19 Mar 15
Sol Voltaics pushes GaAs for tandem PV

Swedish company doubles conversion efficiency of its small-scale nanowire array cells; commercialization of films slated for 2017.

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