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07 Mar 18
Developers open up about smart windows at Denver conference

SPIE’s smart materials conference learns about Delaware’s eco-friendly panels that switch from transparent to opaque.

01 Mar 18
Optical distance measurements made at record high speed

KIT/EPFL team uses soliton frequency comb to profile 150m/s speeding bullet with micrometer accuracy.

27 Feb 18
Max Planck-Trumpf team sees big potential in new mid-IR source

Ferenc Krausz and colleagues develop powerful disk-based oscillator covering much of the molecular 'fingerprint' spectrum.

22 Feb 18
Metalenses developed for MEMS chips

Harvard-Argonne partnership develops technology, with flexible features such as fast scanning and beam steering.

20 Feb 18
3D-printable 'clip' converts smart phone to microscope

Technology providing 5 µm resolution imagery but requiring no external light source made freely downloadable by Australian developers.

20 Feb 18
Corneal inlay offers new solution to presbyopia

University of Valencia implant corrects the condition by acting as a diffractive lens.

13 Feb 18
FORTH develops bioresorbable fiber Bragg gratings

Optical fiber sensors that can be safely implanted into the body could assist diagnosis and treatment.

12 Feb 18
VTT’s hyperspectral technology puts AI into consumer devices

Economically measures wavelengths not visible to the human eye; applications in food and consumer product safety.

06 Feb 18
Integrated metasurface converts wavelengths in a waveguide

Researchers at Harvard and Columbia develop system to convert one wavelength of light into another without phase-matching.

31 Jan 18
Super-resolution technique images quantum dots in semiconductors

Ruhr-University Bochum and University of Basel project uses quantum switches to boost resolution.

30 Jan 18
New sensor offers improved measurement of electric field strengths

TU Wien MEMS device built around optical element is less prone to distortion than comparable devices.

25 Jan 18
OCT with tunable lens allows whole-eye imaging

New technique allows an OCT platform to image both the retina and the anterior chamber of the eye.

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