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14 Aug 17
Tandem perovskite solar module nears 24% efficiency

Tweak to perovskite material used, anti-reflective texturing, and index-matching help push performance beyond standalone silicon.

09 Aug 17
Teledyne e2v sensors key to ESA’s FLEX satellite mission

Earth Explorer programme, scheduled to launch in 2022, will study health of our crops and plants from space.

08 Aug 17
Zenghu Chang breaks record for shortest laser pulse - again

UCF demonstrates “fastest ever light pulse”, a 53-attosecond X-ray flash, beating its own 67-attosecond EUV burst, set in 2012.

08 Aug 17
CST Global leads $1m project to develop high-speed DFB lasers

Innovate UK-funded DiLaN partnership is using nano-imprint lithography to develop sources for next-gen comms.

08 Aug 17
NSF backs photonics-enabled neuroscience networks

Neurotechnology hubs at Cornell, Columbia, Stanford, Brown and other universities funded via latest BRAIN scheme.

01 Aug 17
Stanford light field camera set to improve machine vision and VR

Wider field-of-view single-lens platform could enhance suitability for several applications.

18 Jul 17
PLAT4M project progresses three Si-photonics platforms

Research institute CEA-Leti says FP7 project PLAT4M has achieved “better than expected” results.

18 Jul 17
Perovskite PV wins DOE commercialization funding

Teams at Stanford, Dallas Solar and Energy Materials Corporation all win substantial backing in $46M round.

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”.

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