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27 Feb 14
Belgian team develops 'stretchable' optics

Flexible polymer waveguide extends 30%, to enable new bio and robotic applications.

25 Feb 14
Soraa hikes LED efficiency

Third-generation GaN-on-GaN devices from the Californian firm operating at 75% wall-plug efficiency set to appear in new lamps.

19 Feb 14
KIT develops 'ultra-small, ultra–fast' electro-optic modulator

Measuring just 29µm, novel modulator converts data at 40Gbits/s.

19 Feb 14
BabyLux project to monitor premature baby oxygenation

Nine EU organisations including PicoQuant developing optical oxygenation monitor for infant brains.

12 Feb 14
French researchers develop ‘single-molecule’ LED

First achievement of "OLED-like" emission by one molecule of sulfur-hydrocarbon.

11 Feb 14
ELI project takes shape with Femtolasers deal

Key milestone in the establishment of a 'CERN for laser research' in eastern Europe.

30 Jan 14
New quantum theory promises higher efficiency solar cells

Canadian-US partnership driving organic solar cell performance beyond 10%.

30 Jan 14
UK military seeking new photonics R&D ideas

Government call for novel optical and IR sensing proposals for defense applications.

29 Jan 14
Lockheed laser weapon hits 30kW

Defense contractor says that spectral beam combining delivers 'weapons grade' beam.

23 Jan 14
Novel solar cell based on TiO2, graphene and perovskite

Achieves high efficiency of 15.6% with potential for low-temperature, bulk manufacture.

22 Jan 14
Centre for Nanoscale BioPhotonics studies cellular-level processes

Adelaide-based program brings nanotechnology and photonics together to move beyond bioimaging techniques.

21 Jan 14
€2M grant for lens-free metastatic cancer cell imager

IMEC-led work is among more than a dozen optics-related projects to receive European Research Council backing.

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