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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.

25 May 11
LASER 2011: fluorescence hope for pancreatic cancer

Optical spectroscopy method distinguishes benign pancreatitis and early signs of cancer.

24 May 11
LASER 2011: solar boom demands laser diversity

The inexorable rise of photovoltaic cell manufacturing provides applications for a huge range of laser technologies, hears the conference.

23 May 11
LASER 2011: Ultrafast lasers hit the factory floor

Femtosecond lasers are rapidly becoming commercialised and finding new applications, hears plenary audience.

20 May 11
Soitec grows CPV footprint amid DOE loan worries

Concentrating PV division agrees another 125MW of deployments in the San Diego area, as the DOE puts other solar applications on hold.

09 May 11
US launches space-based infrared system

The first geosynchronous element of the new missile warning system launched from Cape Canaveral in Florida on May 7.

28 Apr 11
Fluorescence reveals early cataract growth

Edinburgh Instruments believes it can objectively measure the protein changes causing the condition.

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