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12 Apr 21
US AFRL approves cooperative R&D agreement for silicon photonics

Nanoelectronic Materials branch and Iris Light Tech startup to work together on hybrid “printable” silicon lasers.

08 Apr 21
Nonlinear route to super-resolution points to new applications

Shanghai project creates sub-wavelength imaging in new near-field manner.

01 Apr 21
WeLASER project refines laser-based weed control

European group developing “chemical-free, technical alternative in crop management” using lasers, AI and Internet of Things.

31 Mar 21
Tokyo researchers devise new way to observe laser-material interactions

Achievement could have wide-ranging implications in laboratory, commercial and industrial situations.

25 Mar 21
Illinois UC develops ‘new microscopy’ to detect individual viruses

“PRISM microscope” promises rapid, real-time diagnostics including for Covid-19.

24 Mar 21
Intevac to develop SWIR high-energy laser sensor under $7M military program

Funded by US directed energy weapons development agency, the Joint Directed Energy Transition Office.

22 Mar 21
imec develops optomechanical ultrasound sensor in silicon photonics

Detection limit two orders of magnitude better than equivalent-size piezoelectric; aimed at medical photoacoustic imaging.

17 Mar 21
ASML hooks up with Heriot-Watt on laser commercialization

Five-year research and development partnership focused on new broadband sources for metrology applications.

11 Mar 21
Photonics West 2021: high power ultrafast lasers – quo vadis?

Talk considers challenges in power scaling ultrafast sources; state of the art in thin disk multipass lasers, and their future.

03 Mar 21
Cascade laser backed for real-time nitrogen sensing in wastewater

$750k funding to develop infrared sensor for pollutants including nitrates and ammonia; similar detectors for E. coli may follow.

02 Mar 21
Low-cost methane sensor offers accurate monitoring of greenhouse gas

Princeton platform detects methane concentrations as low as 0.1 parts per million.

24 Feb 21
Terahertz spectroscopy maps meter-scale graphene samples contactlessly

Europe’s Graphene Flagship develops new method to analyze graphene that could boost production and optimize devices.

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