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16 Oct 18
Hamamatsu develops bright supercontinuum source

Japanese photonics giant delivers stable source equivalent to xenon lamps; allows high-precision measurements.

10 Oct 18
Muses platform delivers first hyperspectral images

Revealing analysis of Alabama’s landscape achieved by Teledyne’s Earth-scanning Muses platform.

10 Oct 18
Laser threshold magnetometry senses weak magnetic fields

Fraunhofer project employs NV-doped diamond as a laser medium.

04 Oct 18
Ultra-thin meta-lens enables fully-focused all-color imaging

Development at Columbia University overcomes problem of dispersion of different wavelengths; diverse applications.

03 Oct 18
Germany’s ‘Excellence Strategy’ to splash €2.7 bn on hi-tech R&D

57 new “Clusters of Excellence” – several focused on photonics – and substantial funding for next seven years.

02 Oct 18
Gentex and Teledyne win substantial DoD funding for laser safety eyewear

Pilot safety development product contracts are worth up to $98 million each, deliverable by 2024.

01 Oct 18
UK-Singapore team to build quantum satellite link

Quantum key distribution (QKD) test bed to be based on CubeSat standard; 2021 operations targeted.

27 Sep 18
imec combines solar cells to drive efficiencies above 30%

CIGS or silicon solar cells are integrated with perovskite to use different parts of spectrum boosting overall output.

27 Sep 18
Oxford PV targets 37% efficiency with all-perovskite solar cell

Five-year research effort with University of Oxford co-funded via UK’s 'Prosperity Partnerships' scheme.

25 Sep 18
Researchers shrink LiNbO3 modulator by factor of 100

Harvard-Hong Kong-Bell integrated modulator is also more energy efficient, to serve next-gen optical networks.

19 Sep 18
NIST refines laser power meter for industrial apps

Chip-sized "smart mirror" technology could help manufacturers measure laser power from 1W to several 100W in real time.

19 Sep 18
‘Fishbone’ laser cuts reduce car engine fuel use

Reducing piston wear in cylinders is now more than “science friction”, say engineers at Fraunhofer IWS.

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