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26 Feb 13
'Green photonics' report calls for policy interventions

Analysis of five application areas recommends financial support for technology commercialization and revised incentive schemes in PV and lighting.

20 Feb 13
Optical sensing creates wildfire warning system

European "Firesense" project saves cultural heritage - and lives.

20 Feb 13
Attosecond pioneers win $200,000 King Faisal prize

Canadian and Hungarian-Austrian physicists recognized – will face red carpet treatment in Saudi Arabia in March.

11 Feb 13
VISION 2013 show scrapped

Annual machine vision and imaging event held for past 25 years moves to biennial cycle following exhibitor vote.

03 Feb 13
Attosecond pioneer Anne L’Huillier wins Carl Zeiss Research Award

Swedish-French scientist at Lund University honored for key advances towards a better understanding of molecular and atomic processes.

30 Jan 13
Europe nails colors to graphene mast

European Commission follows UK with generous funding to develop the “wonder material”.

16 Jan 13
President praises Amplitude’s innovation

French femtosecond laser developer recognized by François Hollande.

16 Jan 13
UK’s Cooke Optics wins Oscar for movie lenses

Lens pioneer has supported Hollywood evolution over past century.

10 Jan 13
SPIE urges support for fast-track US visa legislation

Optics and photonics society believes that bills before Congress will benefit high-tech industries.

07 Jan 13
David Payne knighted in Queen's New Year list

University of Southampton professor and photonics entrepreneur becomes Sir David Payne.

28 Dec 12
National Medal for IBM laser team

Turkey-inspired developers of excimer laser technology for vision correction honored by President Obama.

19 Dec 12
IBM lights up silicon chips to handle ‘Big Data’

Big Blue says breakthrough shows feasibility of silicon nanophotonics for chip manufacturing.

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