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01 May 13
Federico Capasso honored with SPIE Gold Medal prize

Quantum cascade laser pioneer recognized for 30-year career of innovation.

30 Apr 13
Photonics21 firms up public-private plan

New association will provide legal basis to sign public-private partnership with the European Commission under Horizon 2020.

17 Apr 13
Cooke Optics and Thales Angénieux co-develop anamorphic lenses

Movie technology specialists unite to create versatile lens range.

15 Apr 13
Michigan launches 'Mi-Light' photonics cluster

Grant and logistical support from local development corporation helps new industry group.

12 Apr 13
Mixed feelings on Obama budget

Photonics representatives welcome proposed boost for NSF, but other key areas face cuts.

04 Apr 13
Trumpf to show off new scientific laser

First prototype of ultrafast laser for scientific applications from new business division will be on show at Munich trade fair.

03 Apr 13
Applications open for 13th Otto Schott Research Award

Biennial award honors outstanding research in the field of glass.

27 Mar 13
‘Non-lethal’ lasers not always as specified

Growing use – by friend and foe – of lasers as weapons in civil unrest and war zones; many lasers labeled “low power” present greater dangers, DES 2013 conference hears.

21 Mar 13
NIST: 90% of green laser pointers flout safety regulations

First precision measurements on large sample of pointers shows “unacceptable” light levels.

20 Mar 13
Optogenetics developers win €1m brain research prize

Breakthrough European-US technique is enabling greater understanding of neurological diseases and processes.

04 Mar 13
UK makes £88M telescope commitment

Government confirms previous ‘ad referendum’ commitment to building the world’s largest optical telescope.

28 Feb 13
European Investment Bank signs MoU on enabling technologies

Set of six ‘Key Enabling Technologies’ – which includes photonics – should be a priority investment area, says the bank.

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