Aiming for clinical trials in 2013, an Israeli start-up's neuron-stimulating synthetic retina is powered by spectacles featuring an infrared laser.
NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory, featuring CCD components made by the UK company e2v, captures the ejection of a large solar flare.
FY2012 budget requests from the US Department of Defense include substantial funding increases for free-electron and liquid lasers.
Lens arrays, pico projector engines, 3D technology and wafer-level cameras show that the handset industry is anything but commoditized when it comes to optics.
Ten years in the making, the five-point laser 'constellation' forms the key element in an adaptive optics system that will generate ultra-sharp astronomical images.
Optical probe to detect lung cancer via a cheek swab wins five-day business sponsorship at a UC Davis academy for young entrepreneurs.
System deployed in Jordan shows an average solar-to-grid efficiency of 21%, with other installations in the region also performing well.
Despite the name, Intel’s first generation of Light Peak products will feature electronic rather than photonic connectivity.
Lockheed Martin to equip two Apache battalions with low-light sensors, while FLIR will provide the US Army with 36 SAFIRE night vision systems.
MicroVision touts its mini-tablet prototype with an embedded laser projector, while start-up Soraa focuses on the benefits of its direct green emitters.
Japanese industrial giant expecting to profit from sales of systems to the Mediterranean, Australia and other sunny parts of the world.
US Navy to equip eight Virginia-class submarines with photonics masts made by Kollmorgen, in a supply contract potentially worth $123 million.