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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.

10 Mar 11
NKT gets seismic with oil exploration contract

After ten years of qualification tests, the Danish photonics firm agrees a volume contract for fiber laser modules used in oil exploration.

10 Mar 11
Nemotek expands European presence with Xipeq

Distribution deal will provide European customers with wafer-level optics and camera technology.

10 Mar 11
Soitec signs 150MW concentrated PV utility deal

CPV subsidiary Concentrix Solar also plans to build a new 200 MW module factory in San Diego.

09 Mar 11
Public sees laser restoration at the Acropolis

Caryatid sculptures are treated with a dual-wavelength system in a public viewing area at the Acropolis Museum in Athens.

08 Mar 11
US Navy tests LED fixtures...to cut down noise

One sailor's request to replace humming fluorescent tubes with a quieter alternative will have the additional benefit of saving energy.

07 Mar 11
Bionic retina runs on laser power

Aiming for clinical trials in 2013, an Israeli start-up's neuron-stimulating synthetic retina is powered by spectacles featuring an infrared laser.

28 Feb 11
e2v detectors capture spectacular solar flare

NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory, featuring CCD components made by the UK company e2v, captures the ejection of a large solar flare.

22 Feb 11
High-energy lasers in line for budget increase

FY2012 budget requests from the US Department of Defense include substantial funding increases for free-electron and liquid lasers.

15 Feb 11
Optics drives mobile handset innovation

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.

02 Feb 11
Sodium guide stars completed at Gemini

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.

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