The UK's first Technology and Innovation Centre, dedicated to high-value manufacturing, is looking for a high-power fiber laser.
An infrared radar system, laser target designation and LED projection simulators feature in the latest round-up.
After ten years of qualification tests, the Danish photonics firm agrees a volume contract for fiber laser modules used in oil exploration.
Distribution deal will provide European customers with wafer-level optics and camera technology.
CPV subsidiary Concentrix Solar also plans to build a new 200 MW module factory in San Diego.
Caryatid sculptures are treated with a dual-wavelength system in a public viewing area at the Acropolis Museum in Athens.
One sailor's request to replace humming fluorescent tubes with a quieter alternative will have the additional benefit of saving energy.
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.