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12 Aug 20
Laser beam reflections between Earth and Moon 'a boost for science,' says NASA

Notable discoveries include that the Earth and Moon are slowly drifting apart – at “fingernail growth” rate.

12 Aug 20
Lumentum to double InP laser capacity

Photonic component maker recovers from Covid-related constraints; reports strong demand across its communications portfolio.

12 Aug 20
Ionic isolation offers highly fluorescent materials

Indiana University and partners develop new route to fluorescent polymers.

11 Aug 20
VCSELs to feature in production vehicle lidar from 2022

Automotive lidar specialist Ibeo will deploy VCSELs for ‘Level 3’ semi-autonomous driving in cars built by China’s Great Wall Motors.

11 Aug 20
4D OCT reveals details of embryonic heartbeats

Imaging platform allows new study of cardiac biomechanics.

11 Aug 20
Multi-beam laser cutting process enables more intricate plug connectors

Consortium led by Fraunhofer ILT completes Scancut project to enable laser cutting of thin-walled metal strips.

10 Aug 20
EPFL develops technology to amplify light inside hollow-core fiber

Pressurizing gas method can be applied to any wavelength from infrared to ultraviolet, and to any gas.

10 Aug 20
Thermal camera demand spurs FLIR sales and bookings

Orders for equipment used to screen people for elevated skin temperature remain at high levels.

07 Aug 20
Jenoptik’s revenues drop by 12% in first half of 2020

Light & Production division business slumps due to pandemic; but some positive demand from semiconductor industry and public sector.

07 Aug 20
Lasea Group purchases majority of the shares of Optec

Combined group to offer lasers for medical, electronics, academic and luxury goods markets.

06 Aug 20
Covid-19 update: 6 August 2020

A round-up of this week's coronavirus-related news and countermeasures from the photonics industry.

06 Aug 20
China rebound boosts nLight sales

Build-out of 5G networks and related handsets helps fiber and semiconductor laser firm to post highest-ever quarterly revenues.

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