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06 Mar 12
Major Thai airport to install Doppler lidar system

Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi International to deploy laser-based system developed by Lockheed Martin to monitor wind shear.

05 Mar 12
DoD contracts: laser targeting; multispectral imaging

Including a $23 million US Army contract for laser target locator modules awarded to BAE Systems.

02 Mar 12
Emcore JV starts production for 50MW CPV farm

The US firm’s China-based Suncore venture is making concentrating photovoltaics (CPV) modules just a year after breaking ground.

02 Mar 12
Optical transfection goes for gold

Polytechnique Montreal finds that transfection of cancer cells with a femtosecond laser is improved by gold nanoparticles.

28 Feb 12
Finland's VTT adapts mobile phone for microscopy

Pocket-size microscope accessory accurate to 0.01mm - on sale from March 2012.

28 Feb 12
SemiLEDs focuses on curing

Targeting its LEDs at UV curing applications could help to alleviate the continuing squeeze in the lighting sector.

22 Feb 12
Luxtera delivers ‘millionth’ silicon CMOS photonics chip

Milestone signifies the emergence of silicon photonics as the next-generation interconnect with 10 Petabits of transceiver bandwidth shipped.

15 Feb 12
PW 2012: A snapshot of the imaging sector

The exhibition at Photonics West 2012 provided a good opportunity to catch up on the latest innovations in imaging technologies. Here, optics.org presents some highlights.

14 Feb 12
Monitor analyzes performance of PV power plants

Web-based system measures yield, output power and voltage; reveals faults; delivers reports and benchmarking.

10 Feb 12
Oclaro powers 'first' 15kW direct diode laser

Advances in laser diode design mean Oclaro supports highest power and broadest wavelength range.

10 Feb 12
Soraa gets vertical with halogen replacement

Heavily funded start-up employs vertically integrated strategy based on use of gallium nitride substrates for LED lighting.

08 Feb 12
US Army chooses its two CIRCM contractors

Northrop Grumman and BAE Systems have won contracts for the technology development phase of the countermeasures program.

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