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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.

21 Aug 15
Non-invasive, laser doppler system detects skin cancer

UK-Italian partnership accurately detects malignant melanomas without need for a biopsy.

20 Aug 15
ISLA project delivers new fiber laser options

2µm sources with potential use in polymer material processing and surgery set to be tested by Rofin-Sinar.

18 Aug 15
Mini X-ray source driven by laser light alone

Replacement formation technique replaces need for multi-kilometer synchrotron with lab-scale system.

13 Aug 15
Optics+Photonics 2015: Perovskite a ‘dream’ solar material

Professor Yang Yang, of UCLA, paid tribute to compound that is exciting PV researchers worldwide.

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