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22 Apr 11
Kuraray lenses support CPV scale-up

Japanese materials company leverages existing plastic optics technology to provide concentrating lenses for market-leading Amonix.

21 Apr 11
GE speeds steel welding with hybrid laser tool

Hybrid approach combines arc welding with a 20kW IPG fiber laser to reduce welding time for inch-thick steel components by 80%.

20 Apr 11
Defense show highlights Deepwater spill response

One year on from the catastrophic oil spill, SPIE's Defense, Security + Sensing Symposium will show how photonics provided an instant response.

11 Apr 11
Maritime Laser destroys target boat in at-sea test

Fired from on board a US Navy ship, the Joint High Powered Solid State Laser ignited fuel tanks at the rear of a small boat.

06 Apr 11
Tri-mode weapon clears key design stage

Weapon that features a seeker employing a semi-active laser and uncooled IR imaging clears critical design review stage.

01 Apr 11
Hybrid CARS tool captures label-free biopsies

Combination of multiphoton microscopy and coherent anti-Stokes Raman scattering is first to show lipid distribution in humans.

30 Mar 11
e2v's CCD imagers show Mercury in HD

Imaging technology from UK company allows scientists to get up-close and personal with the Sun's nearest neighbor for the first time.

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.

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