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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.

01 Jun 17
MIRPHAB partners 'transforming' QC laser production

Quantum cascade devices for the EU-funded pilot line can be wavelength-tuned at a rate of 1 kHz.

31 May 17
Fraunhofer prizes recognize breakthrough photonics achievements

"Joseph" awards presented to laser coating and holography innovations at German research group's annual meeting.

31 May 17
Laser holography controls 3D behavior of biological cells

KAIST (Korea) team improves on conventional optical tweezers, achieving manipulation of irregular living cells.

25 May 17
Laser method analyzes radiation damage to materials

MIT's “more dynamic” photonics-based technique reveals damage radiation causes to engineering structures.

16 May 17
Trumpf teases ultrashort 'game-changer' in Munich

Laser company says it will reveal way to combine ultrashort pulses with fiber delivery at LASER: World of Photonics event.

10 May 17
Optical spectroscopy sheds light on kidney damage

Autofluorescence and light-scattering reveals functional changes after injury.

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