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03 Feb 15
400G transmission achieved on 100G optical link in Spain

Alcatel-Lucent and Vodafone report 400Gbit/s transmissions on 400km network; say “it demonstrates significant increase in ultra-broadband capacity.”

28 Jan 15
Natcore makes ‘first’ back-contact solar cell with laser

Enabling all-back-contact solar cells to be made at lower cost than conventional cells.

22 Jan 15
MEMS technology adapted for mid-IR spectroscopy

Fraunhofer IPMS scientists develop sensor for key 3–12 µm “chemical security” region.

20 Jan 15
Elbit to provide Blackhawk countermeasures

Asian Army selects Israeli arms firm's 'mini MUSIC' infrared system to protect its Blackhawk helicopters.

16 Jan 15
Optical clearing meets challenges of live applications

Adjusting the refractive index of biological tissues can enhance a range of imaging techniques.

16 Jan 15
Heliatek trials energy self-sufficient air dome

Building Integrated Organic Photovoltaics (BIOPV) film applied to inflatable structures.

14 Jan 15
UK hospital to trial Raman probe for brain tumors

Optical biopsy scanner developed in Canada will be used for spectral mapping of brain tissue during surgery.

08 Jan 15
Exelis wins NASA contract to support climate change research

Lidar-based sensing method will measure atmospheric concentrations of molecules such as carbon dioxide.

07 Jan 15
CES 2015: Smarter cars exploit the power of light

The Las Vegas show sees a variety of photonics-enabled car technologies, from gesture-controlled infotainment, through smart laser lighting, to autonomous driving.

07 Jan 15
Optical sensors and wearables in vogue at CES

Giant Las Vegas consumer electronics event witnesses pulse oximetry demos and Intel's vision of sensor-enabled computing.

06 Jan 15
ProPhotonix agrees licensing deal with Tyndall and Cork Institutes

Cork, Ireland-developed laser module technology suits applications in food, industry, medicine and security.

06 Jan 15
Quantum dot-enhanced TVs make the running at CES

Consumer displays market for the fluorescent nanoparticles 'set to explode' says new QD Vision executive.

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