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11 May 20
Future Volvo cars to use Luminar LiDAR for self-driving

“SPA 2” design for autonomous drive to feature LiDAR integrated into the roof from 2022.

06 May 20
SPIE DCS Digital Forum: multispectral detector assesses quality of fruit

University of Waterloo develops low-cost device to monitor ripeness of kiwifruit.

30 Apr 20
SPIE DCS Digital Forum: Tri-modal imaging spectroscopy of artworks

Illuminating plenary describes material classification of classical paintings using reflectance and fluorescence imaging spectroscopic techniques.

28 Apr 20
LIGO and Virgo detect gravitational wave from black hole merger

Latest observation indicates benefits of optics upgrade, although Covid-19 forces suspension of operations.

27 Apr 20
Heraeus Amloy and Trumpf working on 3D printing of amorphous metals

Collaborative venture succeeds in boosting process and cost efficiency of 3D-printed amorphous parts.

22 Apr 20
Photoacoustic imaging guides cardiac interventions

Johns Hopkins trial on pigs points towards use of photoacoustic assistance in surgery.

21 Apr 20
Compound Photonics announces 1080p optical engine for smart glasses

Wide field-of-view reference design boosts brightness from smaller form factor for ARVR applications.

21 Apr 20
Coherent launches multi-kilowatt industrial diode laser

HighLight DL HPSi is suited to applications in metal cladding, heat treating, brazing, and welding.

15 Apr 20
TRUMPF launches versatile fiber laser metal tube cutting machine…

…while VELO3D develops Sapphire 1m tall industrial laser 3D metal printer.

07 Apr 20
Photonics Europe Digital Forum: Schott ready to ramp higher-index glass for AR

Glass and optics giant’s ‘RealView 1.9’ material for augmented reality (AR) waveguides broadens field of view in consumer devices.

07 Apr 20
Diamond Raman laser delivers more powerful guide stars

Macquarie University project could help large optical telescopes gather accurate data.

01 Apr 20
UK team devises life-saving breathing aid for the NHS in 100 hours

Development by UCL-led group with Oxford Optronix can cut Covid-19 patient need for intensive care beds.

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