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Photonics World
13 Jun 12
German optimism buoys up LASYS 2012

Beaming smiles reflect positive order books in Europe’s laser powerhouse

12 Jun 12
European Extremely Large Telescope 'approved'

European Southern Observatory (ESO) council votes for provisional go-ahead of project to build the world’s largest telescope.

12 Jun 12
Optics societies press Iran to release PhD student

Letter co-signed by presidents of SPIE, OSA, EOS and ICO urges Iranian government to overturn Omid Kokabee’s ten-year jail sentence.

08 Jun 12
Canada sets up industry-led photonics consortium

Merger of two existing networks seeks to accelerate adoption of photonics technologies, and starts out with ten members.

30 May 12
Fraunhofer sets up UK applied photonics unit

The German organization for applied research finalizes a strategic collaboration with Scotland’s University of Strathclyde.

18 May 12
Laser pre-pulse proves key to EUV ramp

ASML has begun assembling EUV tools for high-volume chip manufacturing. But are the troublesome light sources ready?

18 May 12
US hammers Chinese PV firms with 31% tariffs

Department of Commerce backs SolarWorld-led complaint in preliminary determination; Dow Corning and Hemlock label decision ‘devastating’.

16 May 12
Picosecond machining tool wins laser award

Ultrafast system designed for embossing and printing applications scoops the 2012 Innovation Award for Laser Technology.

16 May 12
Anania eyes European photonics opportunities

In a wide-ranging interview, seasoned industry battler Giorgio Anania contrasts Photonics 21's flexibility with Europe’s business sluggishness.

15 May 12
Andor shortlisted for top UK engineering award

Developer of high-performance cameras one of three firms nominated for the Royal Academy of Engineering’s MacRobert Award.

14 May 12
Photovoltaics can now provide 2% of Euro electricity

More PV generating capacity was added in 2011 than wind and gas combined, finds new report.

24 Apr 12
DSS 2012: Photonics and the NRO

Bruce Carlson outlines the technology needs of the National Reconnaissance Office, and how photonics is the key.

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