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17 Aug 11
Elbit boosted by $20M maritime orders

Increasing incidence of pirate attacks prompts orders for electro-optic systems to protect coastal waters.

05 Aug 11
Philips awarded first 'L Prize' for 60W replacement

High-efficacy competition winner is not yet available in stores, but could be launched early next year.

27 Jul 11
Confocal probe shows cancer diagnosis potential

Five new studies published in leading medical journals show wide potential clinical use of Mauna Kea's 'Cellvizio' confocal laser probe.

21 Jul 11
MRI-guided laser offers new epilepsy treatment

Surgeons at the Texas Children's Hospital have performed the revolutionary technique on five patients – all are now said to be seizure-free.

20 Jul 11
Miniature lasers speed up stem cell studies

Mounting diodes inside standard microscope objectives promises faster and more efficient research in cutting-edge cell biology.

11 Jul 11
Billion-pixel sensor to map universe in 3D is built

As uncertainty surrounds the future of NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope, a 106-CCD, meter-long space camera is assembled in France.

04 Jul 11
DoD contracts: L-3, DRS, Raytheon, Northrop

L-3 Insight Technology and DRS have been awarded up to $950 million to provide optical rangefinders for rifles over the next five years.

21 Jun 11
Opto chip yields portable foot-and-mouth sensor

Development of portable detection unit could reduce the need for mass animal culls to control future outbreaks of the disease.

15 Jun 11
EpiCrystals sets sights on green laser ramp

Finnish company sees large market opportunity for high-efficiency 532nm source based on a frequency-doubled GaAs chip.

06 Jun 11
Ford fights wind noise with $100M laser investment

Photonic metrology system used in production of new Ford Explorer and Ford Focus models is expected to reduce cabin noise.

03 Jun 11
Equipment firms to benefit from 'insect eye' cameras

Trend will see more high-resolution smart phone and tablet cameras incorporating microlens arrays in place of traditional lens optics.

31 May 11
Optilux aims liquid lenses at mobile markets

Serial entrepreneur Hamid Farzaneh vows to build on Varioptic's pioneering liquid lenses as he takes the technology to Silicon Valley.

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