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13 Jul 17
Rockley and M-Squared win backing for UK 'prosperity partnerships'

Companies will match research council funding over five years to develop silicon photonics and compact super-resolution microscopes.

10 Jul 17
Light manipulated to make 2D surfaces appear as 3D objects

Video game technique encodes 3D images into wafer-thin surfaces; method could benefit phone cameras, TV screens, security.

05 Jul 17
Cadmium-free quantum dots tested for pancreatic cancer imaging

'VIVODOTS' project backed by Innovate UK funding and involves University College London academic team.

04 Jul 17
Twente develops ‘world’s most narrowband’ diode laser on chip...

...while Braunschweig's PTB claims to have made “sharpest laser ever”.

04 Jul 17
Osram targets camera flash with multi-chip modules

New Oslux design combines a cool-white and warm-white emitter under a single lens.

29 Jun 17
US Army fires laser 'cannon' from helicopter

High-energy laser weapon developed with Raytheon tested on board Apache AH-64.

16 Jun 17
$25M ARPA-E program targets data center efficiency

Nine projects under 'ENLITENED' umbrella seek to replace metal interconnects with photonics technology.

14 Jun 17
Soliton combs enable ‘record’ optical data rate of 55 Tbit/s

Described as “an important step towards highly efficient chip-scale transceivers for petabit networks”.

07 Jun 17
Graphene-CMOS integrated sensors detects wider range of wavelengths

Flagship researchers integrate graphene and quantum dots with CMOS technology to create an array of photodetectors.

06 Jun 17
Scottish partnership makes “scrambled light” wavemeter breakthrough

Economical yet precise meter measures wavelength changes as small as one ten-millionth of a nanometer.

06 Jun 17
Lockheed partners on solar metamaterials development

US defense contractor hooks up with Canada-based Metamaterial Technologies on $5.6M project.

01 Jun 17
Handheld scanner reveals vascularization in psoriasis patients

Device from German group provides more detailed information than current techniques. Team to tackle skin cancer, diabetes in the future.

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