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14 Aug 18
Lasers etch dirt-busting ‘lotus effect’ on aircraft

Partners Fraunhofer IWS, TU Dresden and Airbus use lasers to engrave water- and dirt-repellent nanostructures on aircraft surfaces.

10 Aug 18
MIT develops optical textiles for comms and biomedical apps

Novel technique incorporates fiber and opto-diodes into wearable material creating washable "smart" fabrics.

08 Aug 18
E-beam patterning enables filterless, full-color OLEDs

As market for OLEDs grows to meet expanding AR and VR applications, Fraunhofer FEP develops new manufacturing method.

02 Aug 18
Optical fibers sense nature of materials

Scientists at EPFL, Switzerland, develop opto-acoustic method to identify fiber’s surroundings.

01 Aug 18
Millimeter-scale silicon chip creates quantum random numbers for IT security

Integrates all optical components on one chip made using industry-standard fabrication techniques.

31 Jul 18
imec developing ultra-small on-chip microscopy platform

Grant from the ERC will support project combining CMOS imager technology and integrated photonics.

26 Jul 18
imec beats silicon PV with 27.1% perovskite-silicon tandem cell

Further engineering of the material will bring efficiencies over 30% in reach, say the researchers.

18 Jul 18
UCSD materials processing trick creates 'revolutionary' laser crystal

For ultra-short, high-power pulses — promises more powerful lasers with broad tunability.

18 Jul 18
Quantum dot white LEDs achieve 'record' efficiency

Researchers in Turkey say novel approach to white LEDs could lead to more energy-efficient lighting.

11 Jul 18
All-optical ultrasound generates video-rate images of tissues

UCL system shortens acquisition time to assist image-guided surgeries.

11 Jul 18
imec team shows path to ultra-compact transceivers

Hybrid integration of FinFET logic and silicon photonics modulator creates tiny, ultra-low-power devices for high-speed optical interconnects.

05 Jul 18
Fiber-optic telecoms cables detect earthquakes

German Research Center for Geosciences reports on how existing data cables can pick up seismic signals.

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