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13 Jun 12
Fiber lasers challenge traditional sources

Part two of optics.org's series of articles on the SEPNET conference on fiber lasers.

11 Jun 12
Eco-Laserfact promotes micromachining

Cooperation between research centers and small companies will enhance expertise in North-West Europe.

07 Jun 12
3M to challenge OLED displays with quantum dots

The giant industrial company says it will commercialize a quantum-dot optical film that dramatically improves LCD color.

06 Jun 12
'Artificial photosynthesis' turns water into hydrogen

Researchers at Spain’s Jaume I University develop semiconductor ‘leaf’ that needs only sunlight to release hydrogen from water.

01 Jun 12
Conference celebrates rise of the fiber laser

SEPNET meeting at Southampton’s ORC reviews the growing importance of the next generation of fiber sources and components.

01 Jun 12
UK funds business-led photonics projects

Coherent Scotland and M-Squared Lasers among recipients of grants for projects designed to create new commercial products and processes.

28 May 12
€10.3M project targets low-cost CIGS cells

'SCALENANO' consortium led by Barcelona energy research center looking to replace indium and print cells with nano-ink.

23 May 12
Major optical nonlinearity breakthrough at ORC

Southampton’s ORC creates artificial material with nonlinear optical properties seven orders of magnitude greater than any in nature.

22 May 12
Gamma detector promises improved sensitivity

Spectroscopy and security could both benefit from a Georgia Tech scintillator crystal based on nanopowders.

21 May 12
Stanford retinal implant combats vision loss

An implanted subretinal array could restore useful sight to patients blinded by degenerative retinal diseases.

17 May 12
Smethods initiative puts focus on optical design

A Support Action of the Europe's FP7 program sees seven institutions provide training in design and simulation.

14 May 12
Photoacoustics shows breast cancer malignancies

Results from a Dutch clinical study provide further evidence that the technique will be be a valuable diagnostic tool.

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