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09 Dec 21
Trumpf starts work on new ‘education center’ in Germany

€14.5M facility in Ditzingen HQ with integrated smart factory; firm pledges 120 new training places over next three years.

08 Dec 21
UCSB two-photon microscope offers new views of brain activity

New platform enlarges field of view for improved imaging of neurons and their neighbors.

08 Dec 21
SiLC launches FMCW lidar for robot vision

‘Eyeonic’ sensor provides polarization intensity data, alongside depth and velocity; will debut at CES 2022 event.

08 Dec 21
Teledyne Flir wins $15.7M US Defense contract for AR tech to reveal bio-chemical threats...

...while micro display developer Kopin gains $19.8M order for military thermal sighting systems.

08 Dec 21
Intel to align lidar expertise with Mobileye stock offering

Chip giant announces IPO plan for the autonomous driving technology firm it acquired for $15BN in 2017.

07 Dec 21
Jenoptik announces new ‘More Value’ agenda to power up its businesses

Firm’s 2022-2025 plan is focused on photonics while intending to “speed up profitable, sustainable growth”.

07 Dec 21
NASA launches laser relay demo

Payload also includes ultraviolet coronagraph designed to explore new ways of forecasting space weather.

07 Dec 21
EPFL device improves infrared-to-visible conversion

Nanocavity design could improve sensing and spectroscopy applications.

06 Dec 21
SPIE-Franz Hillenkamp Postdoc Fellowship awarded to Ivan Kosik

The $75,000 annual award will support research in developing an effective treatment for prostate cancer.

02 Dec 21
‘First’ demonstration of direct femtosecond-pulse emission by QCL in mid-infrared

Achievement by ETH Zurich paves the path towards novel applications of ultrashort laser pulses.

02 Dec 21
Retina-inspired motion detector assists machine vision

Fudan University device is less bulky than existing motion recognition platforms.

01 Dec 21
US researchers shrink camera to the size of a salt grain

Princeton, Washington group says micro-camera is based on metasurface studded with 1.6 millon cylindrical posts; it can be produced like a computer chip.

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