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11 Jun 19
Lidar system enables visual effects for Game of Thrones

Imaging hardware & software from Teledyne Optech uses 3D data acquisition to recreate "old Dubrovnik" set.

11 Jun 19
'First light' for direct exoplanet imager

Collaboration between European Southern Observatory and Breakthrough Initiatives begins search for Earth-like planets in the cosmic backyard.

10 Jun 19
M-Squared shortlisted for MacRobert Award

UK’s Royal Academy of Engineering includes the Glasgow laser firm as one of four finalists competing for its innovation prize.

04 Jun 19
VLT's adaptive optics kit resolves near-Earth binary asteroid

'SPHERE' instrument at Paranal Observatory in Chile captured rapid fly-by of double asteroid last month.

20 May 19
Rapid-fire terawatt laser up and running at ELI-ALPS

Extreme Light Infrastructure (ELI) facility in Hungary switches on ‘Sylos 2A’ femtosecond source in ceremony with Gérard Mourou.

16 May 19
World celebrates second International Day of Light

On 16 May 2019, more than 300 events are scheduled to take place in 60 countries worldwide.

13 May 19
Huge hybrid mirror arrives at mountain summit

8.4 m-diameter optical component combines primary and tertiary mirror functions for Large Synoptic Survey Telescope.

08 May 19
Corning ready to ramp production of high-index waveguides

Glass manufacturer introduces 300 mm-diameter wafer format that should help reduce cost of high-performance augmented reality glasses.

29 Apr 19
Quantum tech rises up the agenda at LASER World of Photonics

June event in Munich will feature presentation by Anton Zeilinger alongside application panels and numerous exhibitors offering quantum expertise.

23 Apr 19
Tesla touts lidar-free autonomy

Elon Musk dismisses lidar technology as 'lame' at electric car maker’s autonomy event specially arranged for investors.

18 Apr 19
Scottish Optoelectronics Association rebrands as Photonics Scotland...

...and publishes strategic paper Photonics in Scotland: A Vision for 2030, with aim of trebling its "billion pound" value.

17 Apr 19
Survey reveals harassment at photonics events

A quarter of women who responded to study jointly commissioned by SPIE and OSA reported harassment at meetings.

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