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01 May 18
Fraunhofers work on QUILT to cover quantum opportunities

Novel management of photons and quantum states will create multiple modern applications, say German research groups.

30 Apr 18
Compact ultrafast lasers drive fusion forward

From intense X-rays to record-breaking neutron generation, Colorado plasma scientist Jorge Rocca is re-creating the extreme conditions found in stars with nanowires and a Joule-level laser.

25 Apr 18
Solar PV tool calculates device degradation rates

NREL-led consortium's RdTools standardizes assessments, providing better module performance and degradation analysis.

24 Apr 18
New laser-driven X-ray technique images bone sample within minutes

German project takes a step towards practical clinical application of the technology.

24 Apr 18
Waveguide-enhanced Raman platform promises rapid diagnosis of disease

Project from University of Southampton and Dstl will develop a compact and versatile device.

24 Apr 18
US group separates on-chip optics and electronics

MIT, Berkeley and BU team integrates components into existing chips enabling optimization of photonics away from electronics.

24 Apr 18
MicroLink achieves 37.75% solar cell conversion efficiency

Based on triple junction ELO solar cell on 6inch GaAs substrate; NREL certified efficiency.

17 Apr 18
Active intraocular lens could offer real-time autofocus to patients

Swiss Advanced Vision aims to restore a more natural focusing function after ophthalmic surgery.

17 Apr 18
Pan-European team wins €5M to demo practical perovskite solar modules

Developers at EPFL, imec, Fraunhofer ISE and Saule Technologies collaborate on 'ambitious' tech transfer project.

12 Apr 18
Michigan engineers develop solar-powered imaging sensor

Simultaneous imaging and energy harvesting achieved in new design of "self-powering" CMOS image sensor pixels.

11 Apr 18
NIST team shrinks photonic chip for precision spectroscopy

Integrated fiber-optic spectrometer could be basis for ultra-compact quantum sensors based around atomic vapors.

11 Apr 18
Camera inspired by butterfly eye boosts image-led cancer surgery

University of Illinois UC develops "compact and affordable" camera to help surgeons visualize cancer cells under theater conditions.

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