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25 May 21
Novel supermirrors offer improved medical diagnoses and sensing

University of Vienna project develops optical coatings with record-low losses in mid-infrared.

20 May 21
Wide-angle monitoring meets high-resolution capture in new camera platform

Researchers at Shibaura Institute of Technology develop hybrid camera enabling detailed 360° monitoring for target identification.

18 May 21
‘World-first’ treatment of patient with high-frequency OCT for cardiology intervention

Technique used at Tampa General Hospital to help place three stents; method enables smaller catheter to be inserted.

18 May 21
Optical-based gearbox monitoring to make helicopters safer

Via a new Royal Society Industry Fellowship at the Zepler Institute at ORC; optical sensing to lead to safer, more reliable flight.

17 May 21
Single photon detection achievement set to improve quantum communications

New type of Josephson junction developed by ICFO, MIT, et al, could enable more effective quantum communications.

14 May 21
Georgia Tech to lead ‘EPICA’ photonics research center

New Institute of Electronic-Photonic Integrated Circuits for Aerospace (EPICA) to focus on communication and sensing.

13 May 21
Quantum developments boost organic solar cells and communications

Researchers at Gothenburg and KTH universities, both based in Sweden, achieve quantum photonics breakthroughs.

11 May 21
Shortwave-IR imager promises new multifunctional devices

University of California San Diego combines sensor and display into one thin device.

05 May 21
High-BIAS2 project to accelerate quantum sensing

Project advances cold atom quantum gyroscope; new test flight partner completes the High-BIAS2 supply chain

05 May 21
Luminar-Airbus venture targeting autonomous aviation

Airbus UpNext’s new Vertex demonstrator fitted with Luminar technology is working towards safe, autonomous flight.

05 May 21
Metaform optics point to compact AR/VR glasses and imaging components

University of Rochester combines metasurfaces and freeform optics for compact high-resolution systems.

04 May 21
UK partnership aims to revolutionise imaging for drug development

Nine-partner project including Zepler Institute will develop imaging technologies “at unprecedented resolution and speed”.

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