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07 Oct 21
Adapting laser bed powder fusion creates ‘defect-free’ metal parts

Researchers at Texas A&M tweak alloy microchemistry to achieve flawless metal 3D printing with LBPF.

06 Oct 21
JILA breath analysis offers real-time disease diagnosis

Enhanced frequency comb and device design allow detection of multiple biomarkers.

06 Oct 21
EMBL’s two-phase microscopy technique enables deep in vivo brain imaging

Method, combining 3-photon microscopy and adaptive optics, allows neuroscientists to see deeper and observe live neuron activity.

05 Oct 21
Metasurfaces move microscopic metavehicles

Chalmers University uses phase manipulation to create physical forces and produce motion.

04 Oct 21
VCSELs made to act together as one in ‘topological laser’ array

Israeli and German breakthrough paves way towards medical and communications devices, and many “real-world applications”.

29 Sep 21
Photonex 2021: Glasgow University launches Centre for Quantum Technology

$1 million joint funding from SPIE and university to establish Glasgow as internationally recognised center of excellence for quantum.

29 Sep 21
FBH gets into the yellow-green with diode sources for ophthalmology

Berlin research institute will also showcase advances in UV LEDs and high-power laser diodes at next week’s ‘Photonics Days’ event.

27 Sep 21
Laser process can cut industrial chemical usage in vehicle manufacture

LIS (laser interference structuring) treats aluminum alloy for corrosion protection.

15 Sep 21
SPIE Optical Systems Design: freeform lens shrinks desktop laser cutters

Novel beam shaper developed at Vrije University Brussels also enables deeper cuts with compact diode laser systems.

14 Sep 21
SLIM technique assists Covid-19 detection

Beckman Institute and partners employ spatial light-interference microscopy to spot virus.

13 Sep 21
SPIE Security+Defence: TopGaN targets quantum with blue laser diodes

State-of-the-art optical clocks and quantum gravity sensors set to benefit from narrow-linewidth emitters.

10 Sep 21
Vector Photonics lands support for 1310 nm 'PCSEL' development

Work on low-power photonic crystal emitters for data center interconnects wins £600,000 from Innovate UK and seed funders.

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