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19 Dec 17
Photonics enables 'robot car' to drive itself over snow and ice

Specially adapted VW Touaregs Martti and Marilyn are equipped with cameras, antennas, sensors and laser scanners.

19 Dec 17
Photonics West 2018: Space lasers and diamond lenses

Fraunhofer ILT will present space-borne lidar and diamond lenses enabling 90% lighter laser optics.

14 Dec 17
Air test drone uses photonics to map toxic gas zones

Novel gas testing drone with onboard infrared sensing kit will transform environmental analysis, improve disaster relief efforts.

14 Dec 17
Hyperlens crystal views live cells in superfine detail

Optical material is isotopically pure hexagonal boron nitride, which resolves details as small as a virus.

11 Dec 17
Compact VR glasses enabled by large-area microdisplays

In European LOMID project, Fraunhofer FEP develops lightweight VR spectacles using OLED based displays.

07 Dec 17
Optical switching of chemical reaction pathways

Australian-led group modulates visible light to control coupling; method could cut cost of making ICs and more.

06 Dec 17
Hybrid laser diode suits CMOS wafer fabrication process

CEA Leti silicon photonics process incorporating DFB laser said to be fully compatible with large-scale integration.

06 Dec 17
Squeezing light into tiny channel promising for optical computing

Imperial College team reduces distance over which light can usefully interact with itself by a factor of 10,000.

30 Nov 17
AMC and LioniX International partner on development of OCT modules

Venture developing PIC-based OCT module that promises handlheld scanners; new paper will showcase work at Photonics West 2018.

29 Nov 17
Thin, flat meta-lenses with tunable features developed

Korean-UK group makes “credit card-thick” metasurface lenses from graphene and gold, to focus terahertz beams.

28 Nov 17
Raman method shows progress of Alzheimer's disease at cell level

Researchers at University of Twente reveal early signs of disease; technique could be adapted for surgical use in vivo.

22 Nov 17
Stacked color sensor exceeds mosaic performance

Swiss group finds that overlaying new color detectors boosts resolution and sensitivity to multiple wavelengths.

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