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23 Sep 21
Qioptiq Photonics expands optics capacity for semiconductor equipment

€30M investment at Göttingen site of Excelitas Technologies subsidiary.

22 Sep 21
UK Quantum Technology Hub plans optical network for precision timing

Project will mark the first time such a UK network has been extended to cover a large area.

22 Sep 21
Profits up at Lumibird despite lidar slip

Strong performance in photonics and medical divisions sees operating income climb.

22 Sep 21
GS Plastic Optics waveguides to feature in rapid Covid tests

Supply deal with LightDeck Diagnostics includes $5M for expansion at Rochester production site.

22 Sep 21
Columbia University cooks chicken with lasers honed to roast

Robotic platform, 3D-printing and wavelength selection allows customized cooking of meats.

22 Sep 21
Mauna Kea and Johnson & Johnson launch new research collaboration

Agreement continues efforts towards validation of Cellvizio platform for lung cancer screening.

21 Sep 21
SiLC hooks up with Hokuyo on chip-scale lidar for machine vision

Frequency modulated continuous wave technique moves machine perception closer to human visual cognition, says collaboration.

21 Sep 21
UK breaks ground on £93M quantum computing center

Quantum optics expert Professor Sir Peter Knight leads a formal ceremony marking the start of construction.

20 Sep 21
OSA rebrands as 'Optica'

New name for The Optical Society references one of the organization's scientific journals.

17 Sep 21
Jenoptik to boost micro-optics production in Dresden

€70M investment in cleanroom facility will more than double capacity of precision components used in lithography equipment.

16 Sep 21
UK armed forces to trial laser weapons from 2023

Three contracts for directed energy systems awarded to consortia, with total value of £72.5M.

16 Sep 21
SPIE Security+Defence: Raman spots traces of buried landmines

Tests at Robert Gordon University confirm ways to remotely identify explosives in soil environments.

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