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31 Jan 23
Riken creates unique surface structures with GHz femtosecond bursts

Interaction with silicon allows formation of periodic patterns rather than simple ablation.

26 Jan 23
TU Vienna improves technology for generating X-ray laser pulses

Starting point is an ytterbium laser – rather than the conventional Ti-sapphire laser.

26 Jan 23
Combining classical and quantum optics achieves super-resolution imaging

Colorado researchers’ new method of computational imaging improves rendering of biological samples.

25 Jan 23
Simple laser treatments can cut non-melanoma skin cancer

Treating patients with Facial K Carcinoma by non-ablative fractional laser ‘cuts repeat incidence by 50%’.

25 Jan 23
EPFL and Korea group improves solar cell resistance to degradation

Michael Grätzel and Nam-Gyu Park (of Sungkyunkwan University) develop “facet engineering” to stabilise perovskite crystals.

24 Jan 23
Lockheed Martin achieves ‘first light’ in latest laser weapon demonstration

Lab specified to verify beam quality of firm’s 50 kW-class laser architecture designed for the U.S. Army.

19 Jan 23
Super-quick Covid-19 test uses new optical technology

Norway’s NTNU and partners use graphene nanosensors to quickly detect coronavirus in blood.

19 Jan 23
UCSB's Moody Lab develops new method for chip generation of single photons

Described in Nano Letters journal as “on-chip factory”, necessary for photonic-based quantum technologies.

19 Jan 23
3D camera collaboration uses longer-wavelength VCSELs

1130 nm emitters from ams Osram enable outdoor operation for autonomous platforms.

19 Jan 23
Optical coating approach prevents fogging and unwanted reflections

Technology helps sensor and camera systems perform optimally by keeping optics transparent.

18 Jan 23
INRS project enhances single-pixel imaging

Swept scanning approach achieves faster frame rates to capture rapid movements.

18 Jan 23
Dispelix claims holographic waveguide breakthrough for immersive AR

Development of optical combiner with displays firm VividQ touted as a game-changer for nausea-free virtual experiences.

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