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12 Mar 18
Photonics21 annual meeting considers FP9 options amid budget uncertainties

Annual gathering of Europe’s representative group gets to work on strategic priorities for 2021-2027.

07 Mar 18
ACTPHAST renewal promises 750 new jobs

Follow-up funding of €10 million for the Brussels-based photonics innovation hub expected to support 100 product innovations.

07 Mar 18
Democrat leader Schumer outlines plan to 'save' Rochester laser lab

High-profile senator calls for new five-year co-operative agreement expanding the Laboratory for Laser Energetics' activities.

28 Feb 18
Ultra-fast graphene photonics powers next-gen datacoms

"World first" live demonstration at the Graphene Pavilion at this week's Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.

28 Feb 18
EUV lithography: on the brink of volume production

State-of-the-art lithography tools are poised for a manufacturing ramp next year, but questions remain over the full extent of the technology’s future deployment.

22 Feb 18
Rochester laser lab slams 'potentially devastating' budget cut

Laboratory for Laser Energetics, home to giant Omega laser for fusion research, is under threat from Trump administration’s science funding cuts.

15 Feb 18
Swiss pair share 2018 Zeiss Research Award

Tobias Kippenberg and Jean-Pierre Wolf recognized for work on frequency combs and ultra-intense laser pulses respectively.

13 Feb 18
Photonics21 launches "Prototype Your Idea" contest

Researchers and students can propose their novel photonics systems for development into commercial products.

12 Feb 18
Waymo and Uber settle for reported $245M

Hotly anticipated courtroom battle over lidar technology fizzles out as new Uber CEO issues mea culpa.

07 Feb 18
PhotoniCare wins Startup Challenge with pitch for non-invasive ear inspection

CareWear and Orbis take second and third in new-product pitch contest at SPIE Photonics West.

07 Feb 18
Optical 'Superman' memory flies with orbiting Tesla

State-of-the-art optical data storage technology developed by UK researchers was blasted into space as part of the SpaceX Falcon Heavy launch.

06 Feb 18
JWST's instruments and optics shipped to spacecraft location

Two 'halves' of the space telescope now in California for final integration at Northrop Grumman's Redondo Beach facility.

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