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29 Oct 21
GA-EMS and Boeing developing 300kW laser weapon for US Army

Prototype will feature laser from GA and beam director from Boeing.

28 Oct 21
Hamamatsu announces novel integration method for surface-emitting lasers...

...and succeeds in medical diagnostic imaging without image reconstruction for the first time in the world.

28 Oct 21
New semiconductor synthesis leads to more efficient sources

NC State improves the performance of III-nitride materials and addresses the green gap.

27 Oct 21
Toshiba shrinks gigahertz rate QKD technology to chip scale

Company describes solution as “an entirely standalone secure communication system based on photonic integrated circuits.”

26 Oct 21
German project develops electric-assisted truck with integrated solar power panels

Fraunhofer institutes equip 18 ton truck with a 3.5 kW peak PV system; now undergoing test drives on Freiburg streets.

25 Oct 21
US DoE greenlights petawatt laser facility at SLAC, Stanford

High-power lasers to work with lab’s X-ray laser to boost understanding of matter.

21 Oct 21
Rice University 3D-prints nanostructures of glass, crystal for photonics

Two-photon polymerization used to create structures of just a few hundred nanometers in size.

21 Oct 21
Imec and miDiagnostics set to commercialize Covid breathalyser

A licensing agreement is intended to bring laser-based PCR test to market.

20 Oct 21
New silicon Si22 allotrope promises ‘excellent’ PV performance...

...while NREL-Mines innovation using electron paramagnetic resonance cuts degradation of silicon solar panels.

19 Oct 21
Pitted metalens gives light holey orders

Harvard SEAS metasurface has deep narrow holes rather than raised pillars.

14 Oct 21
Fresnel Institute microscopy platform reduces light dosage

Adaptive scanning scheme and algorithm control maintains resolution with improved photon budget.

13 Oct 21
US group develops optical quantum network in ‘real-world’ setting

ORNL, Stanford, Purdue demonstrate a QLAN with entangled photons over “Alice-Bob-Charlie” optical fiber network.

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