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28 Oct 20
Record-breaking sales at MKS as research spending recovers

Diversified industrial group sees continued strength in semiconductor and microelectronics manufacturing segments.

28 Oct 20
II-VI announces its high-power lasers now available on 6-inch GaAs platform...

...while Toptica launches single-wavelength fiber laser for 2-photon fluorescence excitation applications.

28 Oct 20
Continental buys into AEye lidar

Plan to industrialize long-range 1550 nm sensor technology for automotive use, with series production slated for 2024.

28 Oct 20
Frequency combs yield high-resolution spectra in almost complete darkness

Max-Planck Institute develops photon-level broadband spectroscopy and interferometry.

27 Oct 20
NASA’s SOFIA finds water on sunny side of the moon

Observatory’s discovery also indicates that water may be distributed across lunar surface.

27 Oct 20
Oxbotica deploys Hesai lidar in latest autonomous car trials

First public outing for UK-developed self-driving vehicles as ‘Endeavour’ cars take to the streets of Oxford.

27 Oct 20
Multifocus imaging captures 3D views of live cells

Boston University platform could assist in several bioimaging applications.

26 Oct 20
Photonics Digital Innovation hub secures €19 million to boost SME growth

Aim is to create 1,000 jobs and achieve €1 billion new business by 2025 across EU, says Photonics21.

22 Oct 20
Covid-19 update: 22 October 2020

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

22 Oct 20
San Francisco 49ers appoint 'light therapy partner’

US football team working with provider Joovv to treat players with red and near infrared light to speed muscle recovery.

21 Oct 20
£5.5M project targets optical measurement systems to power 'smart factories'

Research led by Huddersfield to develop nm-scale systems; also involving Zepler Institute and industrial partners.

21 Oct 20
Optical transmission boosted by forming fibers under pressure

Japan-US research team demonstrates that silica fiber signal loss can be cut by 50%.

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