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Research & Development
12 Feb 21
ELI Beamlines achieves highest average power with a petawatt laser

“L3-HAPLS” laser run at 0.5 PW – achieved by compression of pulses in petawatt vacuum compressor.

10 Feb 21
Swedish group uses graphene to progress copper 3D printing

Uppsala University and Graphmatech report breakthrough in printability of copper for laser additive manufacturing.

10 Feb 21
Miniature spectrometer offers novel endoscopes and cameras

University of Stuttgart uses 3D printing to create refractive, diffractive and filtering elements.

02 Feb 21
Improved holography promises better near-eye displays

Stanford University optimizes image quality through Michelson holography.

29 Jan 21
U.S. group tackling ‘error factor’ in quantum computing

Researchers led by DoE's Fermilab say they are closing in on longstanding qubit error problem.

28 Jan 21
Harvard SEAS develops millimeter-scale flat metalenses

Capasso group forms 2mm achromatic metalenses that focuses RGB with mini display for AR, VR applications.

27 Jan 21
Simpler laser cooling offers route to chip-scale cold atom devices

NIST project employs metasurface beam shaping and planar optics.

27 Jan 21
Amplitude Laser to supply 60 TW laser to German ATHENA sites

French developer to install 60TW Pulsars first at DESY, Hamburg, then at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology.

26 Jan 21
Bloodline project to develop diode lasers for 3D metal printing

Led by University of Glasgow spinout Vector Photonics; based around proprietary PCSEL sources.

26 Jan 21
‘Hair-thin’ optical fibers promise performance innovations

University of Bonn team makes fine fibres simply; predicts applications in quantum, sensors, and gas detection.

25 Jan 21
Fraunhofer ILT and Cronimet Ferroleg develop laser scrap metal sorter

German Government-funded “PLUS” project yields sensor that boosts efficiency of metal recycling.

20 Jan 21
Orbital Systems project aims to boost optical space comms

French partners Cailabs, Onera, and CNES to develop, evaluate atmospheric turbulence compensation module.

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