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26 Oct 11
Laser texturing yields solar efficiency boost

SiOnyx says that texturing with a picosecond-pulsed laser boosts silicon cell efficiency and improves production uniformity.

24 Oct 11
Cataract studies support femtosecond laser use

Two new studies detailed at the American Academy of Ophthalmology's annual meeting suggest a safer and more effective treatment.

18 Oct 11
Survey finds huge variation in LED lamp prices

IMS Research analysts say that the global average retail price of a 60W incandescent replacement is now $36 - but twice that in Germany.

17 Oct 11
Chipworks finds Sony image sensor in new iPhone

Japanese electronics giant is thought to be part of a dual-sourcing strategy in Apple's iPhone 4S.

13 Oct 11
Million-LED installation lights up China highways

High-brightness white LEDs made by US company Cree expected to reduce energy consumption by 60% compared with sodium lamps.

12 Oct 11
ITT, Northrop unveil QCL countermeasures

The two contractors, both working with cascade laser specialist Daylight Solutions, reveal their offerings for the US Army’s common IRCM program.

03 Oct 11
Giant ALMA radio telescope uses fiber laser clock

The largest telescope in the world – an array of giant radio antennae – incorporates a master clock based around a 1556nm laser system.

29 Sep 11
DoD contracts: portable PV and membrane optics

Ball Aerospace wins a $37 million contract to develop diffractive membrane optics for missile launch detection and tracking.

26 Sep 11
Carl Zeiss takes ablation out of the equation

The ReLEX femtosecond laser system for refractive surgery cuts a lenticle inside the cornea and leads to a less invasive procedure.

22 Sep 11
Bausch + Lomb unveils Victus platform

Femtosecond system for cataract and refractive surgeries is the culmination of B+L's partnership with Technolas PV.

22 Sep 11
OMS spots fakes both ancient and modern

A multi-spectral scanner developed for historical manuscripts is now being commercialized.

14 Sep 11
Final James Webb mirrors complete coating stage

As US Congress prepares to decide on the future of the space telescope, all of its mirrors now have ultra-thin gold coatings.

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