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28 Mar 11
Femtosecond lasers gain ophthalmology traction

Eyecare giant Bausch & Lomb is to distribute an ultrafast system for both cataract and refractive surgery.

24 Mar 11
Low-cost Zeiss microscope fights tuberculosis

LED fluorescence microscopy is now recommended by the World Health Organization as the preferred technique for detecting the disease.

23 Mar 11
Picosecond lasers make 3D strain gauges

A team at Laser Zentrum Hannover in Germany has perfected a way to manufacture strain gauges on free-form three-dimensional surfaces.

18 Mar 11
New UK innovation center seeks fiber laser

The UK's first Technology and Innovation Centre, dedicated to high-value manufacturing, is looking for a high-power fiber laser.

16 Mar 11
Defense contracts: Raytheon, Elbit, Christie

An infrared radar system, laser target designation and LED projection simulators feature in the latest round-up.

10 Mar 11
NKT gets seismic with oil exploration contract

After ten years of qualification tests, the Danish photonics firm agrees a volume contract for fiber laser modules used in oil exploration.

10 Mar 11
Nemotek expands European presence with Xipeq

Distribution deal will provide European customers with wafer-level optics and camera technology.

10 Mar 11
Soitec signs 150MW concentrated PV utility deal

CPV subsidiary Concentrix Solar also plans to build a new 200 MW module factory in San Diego.

09 Mar 11
Public sees laser restoration at the Acropolis

Caryatid sculptures are treated with a dual-wavelength system in a public viewing area at the Acropolis Museum in Athens.

08 Mar 11
US Navy tests LED fixtures...to cut down noise

One sailor's request to replace humming fluorescent tubes with a quieter alternative will have the additional benefit of saving energy.

07 Mar 11
Bionic retina runs on laser power

Aiming for clinical trials in 2013, an Israeli start-up's neuron-stimulating synthetic retina is powered by spectacles featuring an infrared laser.

28 Feb 11
e2v detectors capture spectacular solar flare

NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory, featuring CCD components made by the UK company e2v, captures the ejection of a large solar flare.

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