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05 Oct 21
Sivers Photonics to develop CW-WDM MSA compliant DFB laser arrays

Lasers are designed to support Ayar Labs’ optical I/O solution for high rate advanced optical communication and computing.

05 Oct 21
BT and Toshiba to build first quantum-secured metro network

Commercial deployment will connect London’s Docklands area with sites in the City and high-tech hub known as the M4 corridor.

01 Oct 21
Photonex 2021: Product showcase (part 2)

optics.org reviews a batch of the new launches and solutions on show in Glasgow, this week.

30 Sep 21
Kavli Institute develops lightweight miniscope for neuron imaging

The 2-photon platform records 10,000 neurons in the same freely moving animal.

28 Sep 21
Latest Landsat carries infrared instruments into orbit

Multispectral and thermal imagers on board Landsat 9 provide latest upgrade to near 50-year mission.

28 Sep 21
Infrared terahertz technology measures thickness of ice on prawns

Partnership of DTU (Denmark) and Royal Greenland measuring ice glaze for optimal freshness and safety aims.

28 Sep 21
Light-emitting plants provide routes to novel devices

MIT embeds nanoparticles in plant tissue to store and release photons for lighting and signalling.

27 Sep 21
Trumpf development enables ‘abutment laser printing’ for dentistry

3D laser printer, demoed at IDS dental technology expo, offers choice of one or two lasers, using laser-metal fusion technique.

22 Sep 21
UK Quantum Technology Hub plans optical network for precision timing

Project will mark the first time such a UK network has been extended to cover a large area.

22 Sep 21
Columbia University cooks chicken with lasers honed to roast

Robotic platform, 3D-printing and wavelength selection allows customized cooking of meats.

22 Sep 21
Mauna Kea and Johnson & Johnson launch new research collaboration

Agreement continues efforts towards validation of Cellvizio platform for lung cancer screening.

16 Sep 21
UK armed forces to trial laser weapons from 2023

Three contracts for directed energy systems awarded to consortia, with total value of £72.5M.

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