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18 Jun 19
Laser-metal interaction process scrutinized with X-ray movies

US-based researchers find microscopic manufacturing flaws and suggest routes to improvement of welding and treatments.

13 Jun 19
Cheap microlens fabrication method uses single laser pulse

Simple technique developed at Italian Institute of Technology, Genoa, is "poised to expand applications", say developers.

12 Jun 19
Infrared frequency comb identifies bio-samples and more

Breakthrough system from NIST-led international group detects key wavelengths using photodiodes operating in the near-infrared.

12 Jun 19
Emberion to present graphene photonics developments at LASER

Various new products and associated software will be on show at LASER World of Photonics event.

05 Jun 19
Japan team makes blue-emitting organic laser diodes

Developers at Kyushu University say organic laser diodes produce purer light; KOALA Tech established to commercialize.

04 Jun 19
Hand-held scanner detects hazardous substances on site

Sensor developed by CHEQUERS consortium detects explosive, toxic and other dangerous materials in real time, designed for emergency personnel.

03 Jun 19
China team sends quantum keys over commercial networks

Quantum-secured keys distributed 100 times faster than previous field-test demonstrations, claim Beijing researchers.

30 May 19
Laser processing to turn moondust into building blocks

MOONRISE project to take 3D-printing to the moon to build “village” and for space exlporation.

29 May 19
German quantum project on secure comms gains €165M funding

Fraunhofers HHI, IOF and partners working on 7-year QuNET mission for a “secure European data space and quantum optical internet.”

29 May 19
Improved mid-infrared imaging spots signature of cancers

ICFO and DTU project upconverts mid-IR to near-IR for faster computer-assisted biopsy screening.

28 May 19
Simulations suggest twin laser setup will double proton beam energy

Chalmers University team believes new approach may widen access to advanced cancer therapy if fully developed.

24 May 19
Fraunhofer IWS discovering superalloys, new AM processes

Aim of German researchers is to speed up AM systems for components; project futureAM accelerating process by factor of 10.

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