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14 Oct 10
China's rare-earth policy hurts optics makers

Export restrictions have sent the price of cerium oxide through the roof, and highlighted the industry's vulnerability to Chinese imports.

14 Oct 10
Budding photonics entrepreneurs: head to Brussels

Two-week modular training course organized by the Photonics Team at Vrije Universiteit Brussel is scheduled for next January.

13 Oct 10
Photonics dominates global cleantech list

More than one-fifth of the early-stage cleantech companies tipped to make a significant market impact in the near future rely on optical technologies.

05 Oct 10
Building solar demand - one house at a time

A combination of lower cell costs, feed-in tariffs and innovative module designs is set to drive a huge expansion of building-integrated photovoltaics.

27 Aug 10
Arizona test-bed adds 14MW solar capacity

Four new power plants are to be installed as part of UA's Solar Zone, which will become the largest multi-technology solar evaluation site in the US.

23 Aug 10
2010 Prism Awards: showcase your products

The deadline for entries to this year's Prism Awards is fast approaching: make sure you apply by September 17.

19 Aug 10
QinetiQ under fire amid photonics cuts

Leading figures say that cuts to the technology services company's historic Malvern site will have a severe impact on the UK's photonics technology base, and hurt the economic recovery.

19 Aug 10
Photonics central to latest EU funding plan

Core and disruptive photonics technologies are in line for more than EUR115 million support under the European Union's information communication technology (ICT) program for 2011-2012.

16 Aug 10
Interview: Stratophase talks optical microchips

On-chip refractive-index monitors suit industrial process control and biodetection, as the UK company seeks commercialization partners.

12 Aug 10
Concentrix eyes 50MW CPV plant in South Africa

System developer completes 60 kW site, with hopes for a 50 MW utility-scale project in the Western Cape province.

11 Aug 10
SPIE show highlights photonics cleantech

More than 4200 attendees and 233 exhibitors were in San Diego to discuss the impact that photonics can have on clean energy generation and efficient consumption.

02 Aug 10
Laser fusion energy: commercial by 2030?

National Ignition Facility director Ed Moses outlines some of the key photonic component requirements for commercial energy production based on laser fusion.

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