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01 Sep 10
JDSU unveils high-efficiency solar cell

As forecasts suggest that concentrated PV could become a gigawatt-scale market in five years, JDSU officially launches a proprietary high-efficiency cell.

30 Aug 10
UK issues funding call for photonics projects

Call from UK's Technology Strategy Board focuses on enabling technologies and includes numerous optical applications.

26 Aug 10
Inside Intel's photonics revolution – part one

Mike Hatcher talks to the architects behind the photonics technologies that Intel believes will revolutionize computing.

09 Aug 10
Micro-LEDs: a box of tricks for all occasions

Lithography; neurotechnology; microscopy: micro-pixellated LED arrays are useful for a huge range of photonic applications.

02 Aug 10
NRL funds QC laser development at Daylight

$5.7 million project will develop demonstrator units based on quantum cascade laser technology for infrared countermeasures.

28 Jul 10
Intel showcases 50 Gb/s silicon link

Technology giant makes significant advance by integrating four DFB lasers based on the hybrid InP design first developed in 2006.

20 Jul 10
Solid-state beats chemicals for laser gun

A 32 kW combination of six industrial sources is preferable to deployment of a chemical laser, says Raytheon.

08 Jul 10
Raytheon, Lockheed share $23.8M for laser weapon

Military contractors Lockheed-Martin and Raytheon win funding under the US Army’s Robust Electric Laser Initiative.

27 Jun 10
Timer set for silicon sensor switchover

After InVisage Technologies unveiled the first quantum-dot based image sensor, CTO Ted Sargent tells us why he believes silicon's light-sensing days are numbered.

22 Jun 10
Northrop Grumman lands $4.6M DARPA extension

Defense contractor exceeds goals of initial phase; Phase II aims to scale output power from 1kW to 3kW.

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