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26 Jan 17
Valencian photonics researchers among ERC grant winners

Novel optical fiber and solar cells among Spanish projects recognized for problem-solving, commercial potential.

24 Jan 17
Amplitude Systèmes signs deal with Fraunhofer ILT

Partners to jointly develop high-power ultrafast laser for materials processing and more.

18 Jan 17
Optical magnetic recording promises cooler data storage

Netherlands-Poland team use laser to write data onto cobalt-doped garnet, with ultra-low thermal cost.

17 Jan 17
Satellite-borne alexandrite laser to aid climate studies

Fraunhofer ILT supporting ALISE project with Leibniz Institute and Airbus Defence & Space to develop pumped alexandrite laser.

04 Jan 17
Rochester's new retinal imaging method spots problem cells

Retinal ganglion cells viewed by "multi-offset detection" – an adaptation of confocal adaptive optics scanning ophthalmoscopy.

03 Jan 17
Laser softens tumors to improve treatment outcomes

French team develops “nanohyperthermia”; C-nanotube delivers infrared beam to blast tumor but spares healthy tissue.

03 Jan 17
Imec and Besi show reliability of Ni-Cu-Ag plated solar cells

Demonstration achieved in five full size modules plated with alloy – confirming value of metallization.

28 Dec 16
OIST researchers work on perovskite 'stability challenge'

Iodine vapor is destabilising certain high-efficiency perovskite solar cells; but can the problem be solved?

22 Dec 16
Prototype excimer laser readied for collagen lens shaping

Laser micromachining company 3D-Micromac partners with startup Allotex on ‘permanent living contact lens’.

14 Dec 16
French firms launch new lab to develop remote gas sensors

Bertin Technologies and Onera say CUBIX lab will create "new generation" of multispectral remote gas detectors.

12 Dec 16
'Galahad' project to develop OCT for glaucoma diagnosis

Multiple UK and Danish partners involved in €4M effort to develop high-res system based around supercontinuum source.

08 Dec 16
Photon shape influences light-matter interactions

Singapore team shows how photons with rising or falling energy are absorbed differently; could inform design of quantum devices.

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