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12 Jul 17
Giant reference mirror ready for ELI beam expanders

600 mm-diameter flat optic from Optical Surfaces will feature in €60M Thales laser system at Romanian facility.

05 Jul 17
La Palma telescope joins gravity-wave search

New wide-field observing platform will search for transient optical signals associated with gravitational wave events.

05 Jul 17
CardioFocus launches three new clinical studies

Trials are intended to show benefits of HeartLight platform treating atrial fibrillation.

30 Jun 17
LASER 2017: The progress of terahertz spectroscopy

Panel session reports on the significant advances of real-world applications of terahertz technology.

28 Jun 17
LASER 2017: Trumpf enhances its laser ranges

Improvements and additions to disk models, marking systems, picosecond research tools and cooling systems on show on industrial laser giant’s booth.

27 Jun 17
LASER 2017: multimodal approaches look best for optical biopsy

Applications panel in Munich looks at ways to improve diagnostic capability of endoscopy.

26 Jun 17
LASER 2017: Photonics in surgery boosts thoughput and sensitivity

Better cameras for endoscopy and innovations such as high-resolution and 3D imaging, and augmented reality improve medical outcomes.

26 Jun 17
LASER 2017: beam-steering boost for ultrafast machining

Trade show audience hears how new scanning technique helps to scale femtosecond pulse machining.

22 Jun 17
GE Additive developing largest laser-powder 3D printer

Prototype “Atlas” additive manufacturing tool announced at Paris Air Show, to debut at Formnext in November.

21 Jun 17
Physik Instrumente lands ELT actuator contract

Nearly 800 quarter-tonne segments of giant primary mirror will be controlled by PI’s position actuators.

21 Jun 17
Aachen Center for 3D Printing opens in Germany

University and Fraunhofer venture is said to be “the world’s largest SLM facility”.

20 Jun 17
LASER 2017 product preview part 4: fiber lasers

The long term trend of the industry developing ever more fiber lasers in different designs and powers continues at this year's show.

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