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05 Sep 22
Electroplating innovation for solar cells replaces silver with copper

Fraunhofer ISE development also uses recyclable aluminum for masking – removing need for problem polymers.

01 Sep 22
NIST adapts atom-based radio receiver to display live color TV

Development of laser-based display system funded by DARPA and NIST’s On Chip program.

01 Sep 22
Infrared light wirelessly transmits power to devices over 30m distant

Researchers in South Korea demonstrate laser charging system promising “safe cordless power for mobile devices”.

31 Aug 22
Fraunhofer ILT engineers develop high-speed laser welding system

With glass substrates and arc torch, “Collar” hybrid process unites metal shielding gas welding and laser material deposition.

31 Aug 22
Mid-IR lab-on-a-chip allows rapid monitoring of reactions

TU Wien device combines emitter, sensor and detector on a single chip.

30 Aug 22
Trumpf prepares VCSELs for space mission lift off in 2027

As part of Germany's Qyro project; first satellite controlled by quantum sensing technology.

25 Aug 22
NASA team eyes terahertz QCL for lunar exploration

Heterodyne spectrometer based around quantum cascade source could distinguish between water and hydroxyl compounds.

24 Aug 22
Smartphone camera spots narrowed neck arteries

Taiwan project applies motion analysis to video footage for stroke screening.

24 Aug 22
Optics+Photonics 2022: plenaries focus on nanoscience and engineering

Lisa Poulikakos and Keren Bergman present on metasurfaces for bioimaging, and photonic connectivity for AI computing, respectively.

23 Aug 22
Rochester's LLE breaks ground on $42M laser lab extension

Three-storey building set to host state-of-the-art ‘AMICA’ laser and employ 110 people once completed.

19 Aug 22
German-Polish group makes optical gyroscopes less susceptible to interference

Use of hollow core fiber makes scopes more resilient – therefore better for driving and aerospace applications.

17 Aug 22
Wavesense and Octlight collaborate on OCT for cataract surgery

Platform based on OCT-aberrometry to be funded under Eurostars-3 program.

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