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08 Jun 21
Toshiba team extends quantum link range past 600km

Dual-band optical stabilization technique cancels out temperature effects that have limited the utility of quantum key distribution.

08 Jun 21
Holograms increase solar cell energy yield

University of Arizona-developed holographic light collector boosts panel efficiency by 5% over a year.

02 Jun 21
EC names EuroQCI consortium members to plan quantum communication network...

...as Netherlands partners sign up for new Photonic Integration Technology Center in Eindhoven and Twente.

02 Jun 21
Photosynthesis within the brain offers route to stroke recovery

Huazhong University project applies near-IR to nanoparticles and algae for oxygen generation.

02 Jun 21
ETH Zurich develops new route to deep brain imaging

Diffuse optical localization imaging allows microangiography without invasive surgery.

01 Jun 21
‘Light-shrinking’ layer converts regular microscope to super resolution imager

UC San Diego’s method coats microscope slide with metamaterial composed of fine layers of silver and silica.

01 Jun 21
Research project aims to optimize 3D-printed parts for laser welding

“QualLa” project is partnership of LZH and Institute for Integrated Production, both based in Hannover, Germany.

26 May 21
Penn State develops spectroscopy to better identify imperfections in glass...

...while Stuttgart researchers 3D-print complex micro-optics to enable improved imaging performance.

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.

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