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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.

01 Dec 21
Ultrashort-pulse lasers tackle drug-resistant bacteria

Washington University laser treatment kills bugs and minimizes collateral damage.

01 Dec 21
Researchers at KIT make 3D laser nanoprinters more compact, cheaper

3D Matter Made to Order cluster shows how 3D nanostructures can be more economically printed by desktop devices.

01 Dec 21
German team looks to photonics for faster virus diagnosis

Jena University Hospital coordinates new project focused on Covid-like respiratory infections.

01 Dec 21
OmniLit targets optics and photonics company for merger

SPAC-financed ‘blank-check’ acquisition firm set up by Syntec Optics chairman Al Kapoor has just raised $144 M.

30 Nov 21
Bristol’s Smart Internet Lab aims to deliver ‘quantum data center of the future’

As part of UKRI’s £170 million ($225 million) Commercialising Quantum Technologies Challenge.

30 Nov 21
Jena team’s metal optics recognized in Lothar Späth Awards

Fraunhofer and Hensoldt Optronics technicians developed ‘GALA’ telescope that will map Jupiter’s moon Ganymede.

29 Nov 21
Novel photo method focuses white light onto 6nm spot

Researchers at University of California Riverside have developed a probe to compress lamplight into tiny spot for imaging microstructures.

26 Nov 21
Trumpf's VCSEL heating system accelerates Li-ion battery production

Greater sustainability in e-car battery manufacturing enabled by compact VCSEL heating modules.

25 Nov 21
Columbia develops visible light modulator that works without dimming

Based on micro-ring resonators to reduce the size and power demands of visible spectrum phase modulator.

25 Nov 21
Jenoptik finds private equity buyer for Vincorion division

The German company will be even more focused on optics and photonics technology following the sale of its mechatronics unit.

25 Nov 21
Chip-scale microscope specified for high-throughput fluorescence imaging

imec receives ERC grant to develop novel fluorescence microscope-on-chip; and new EC-funded scope project targets “superbugs”.

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