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13 Sep 11
EPS launches 'Year of Light' push

The European Physical Society (EPS) is set to make a formal request for United Nations endorsement of 2015 as an 'International Year of Light'.

09 Sep 11
Salary survey: average photonics worker earns $75k

Largest ever survey of people working in optics and photonics finds that aerospace is the highest-paid discipline.

09 Sep 11
UK scientists call for laser fusion energy plan

As the National Ignition Facility closes in on laser fusion with energy gain, there are calls for the UK to coordinate a dedicated effort.

01 Sep 11
Societies call on Iran to release optics student

Omid Kokabee, a PhD candidate at the University of Texas, has been detained in Iran since early 2011.

30 Aug 11
Photonics innovation dominates 2011 Future Prize

Organic electronics, concentrated PV and collision-avoidance systems are nominated for the 2011 Deutscher Zukunftspreis.

19 Aug 11
Made in Switzerland...inside a mountain

ESPROS Photonics has built a wafer manufacturing facility literally inside a mountain – from where it plans to make single-chip 3D cameras.

03 Aug 11
Amonix founder sees CPV finally make its mark

Vahan Garboushian on a breakthrough year for concentrated PV, and why the technology promises to be much more than a niche solution.

01 Aug 11
NASA offers Webb technology for license

Wavefront sensing and adaptive optics technologies used in Hubble and James Webb telescopes now available for licensing and partnerships.

21 Jul 11
RoHS recast: implications for optical materials

Though some exemptions have been granted, developers of optical glass must continue working towards full removal from the directive.

06 Jul 11
Sensor start-ups land French government awards

Grenoble-based NikkoIA is among the winners in a national contest designed to support small companies with innovative technologies.

01 Jul 11
LED lighting emphasis shifts to cost, quality

With many manufacturers now able to turn out LED chips with excellent efficacy, improving the $/lumen cost of high-quality white light is now the key priority.

30 Jun 11
DOE signs off $4.5BN First Solar loan guarantees

US government backing for three utility-scale thin-film photovoltaics projects with combined peak output power of more than 1.3GW.

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