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12 May 21
Covid-19: Cytometry and pedestrian detection assist pandemic response

Photonics-based improvements in diagnosis and social distance monitoring offer new tools to combat the disease.

06 May 21
Test-Bed Telescope 2 joins asteroid detection efforts

Instrument at ESO's La Silla Observatory will survey fast-moving near-Earth objects.

28 Apr 21
TinyBrains project seeks clearer view of infant brain blood flow

ICFO-led group to map cerebral blood supply as a means of spotting congenital heart defects.

27 Apr 21
US Army hooks up to LiFi

$4.2M contract with pureLiFi described as the first large-scale deployment of the wireless optical communications technology.

23 Apr 21
Weather-watching Doppler lidar instrument installed over Washington

NIST and Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration measuring lower atmosphere wind flow for “greenhouse” gas emissions research.

19 Apr 21
Samsung LED design shrinks car headlamp size by up to 50%

“PixCell LED” format is optimized for intelligent adaptive driving beam – an ADAS feature.

15 Apr 21
Amplitude Laser launches Elite high-energy nanosecond lasers

France-based firm expands its portfolio of lasers and pumps for Pulsar TW and PW laser chains.

15 Apr 21
SPIE DCS 2021: Nuburu suggests blue benefits for directed energy weapons

CEO Mark Zediker outlines rapid progress in blue emitters and models indicating faster ‘kill time’ at the shorter wavelength.

13 Apr 21
Airbus to install laser terminals on aircraft

Flight tests scheduled for mid-2022; high-speed satellite links could become available on commercial airlines.

08 Apr 21
Lynred detector to help monitor individual field temperatures from space

French sensor specialist to develop SWIR linear array for Airbus-led Copernicus contract.

08 Apr 21
Covid-19 update: 08 April 2021

A round up of this week's coronavirus-related news and countermeasures from the photonics industry.

07 Apr 21
Quantum technologies for computing, comms and imaging at Hannover Messe

At next week's virtual expo, Fraunhofer IOF to showcase quantum imaging system, entangled photon source; and “Qu-NET” optical modules.

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