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28 May 20
Covid-19 update: 28 May 2020

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

28 May 20
Dresden group develops laser process to make self-cleaning aluminum

"Periodic surface structure" is water and ice repellent, also repels up to 99% of dirt with rolling water droplets.

28 May 20
New Coherent CEO looks to simplify company structure

Andy Mattes says laser giant has been able to maintain manufacturing capacity at around 90% amid the Covid-19 pandemic.

27 May 20
Raman spectroscopy delivers fast, accurate monitoring of peanut plant health

Texas A&M AgriLife scientists using new approach to biophysics to accelerate breeding of high-quality, high-yield nuts.

27 May 20
Compact optical sensor enables nanometrology ‘lab on chip’

Technical University of Eindhoven says new integrated, compact sensors designed for to on-chip sensing.

27 May 20
Australian IR telescope to monitor entire southern sky

Dynamic REd All-Sky Monitoring Survey (DREAMS) to be located at Siding Spring Observatory in NSW.

27 May 20
SOS Lab aims to commercialize low-cost lidar with latest funding

Korean startup says it has now raised $14M, and is planning to launch a VCSEL-based product for cars next year.

27 May 20
Hyperspectral imaging via smartphone reveals hemoglobin levels

Purdue University technique images the inner eyelids for measurement.

26 May 20
US Navy warship fires laser weapon, downs drone off Pearl Harbor

USS Portland proves solid state laser DEW weapon system demonstrator in successful first at-sea test.

26 May 20
Soliton laser points towards simpler eye surgery

University of Sydney project could lead to innovations in nonlinear optics and its applications.

26 May 20
Ra Medical raises $8.7M in stock offering

Californian firm developing excimer laser treatment for vascular disease also agrees $2M loan under coronavirus relief scheme.

21 May 20
Covid-19 update: 21 May 2020

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

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