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25 Sep 19
Adva leads project to develop advanced silicon transceivers

PEARLS consortium is using quantum dot technology to integrate lasers onto electro-photonic silicon chips.

25 Sep 19
ICESat-2 passes trillion-pulse milestone offering a wealth of planet data

Lidar satellite already providing vital insights into the effects of climate change, say scientists interpreting first tranche of data.

24 Sep 19
CSEM laser looks good for space-based gravitational wave detector

Prototype based around OEwaves seed laser said to be close to meeting stiff reliability demands of ambitious 'LISA' mission.

24 Sep 19
Imec extends silicon photonics to next-gen data centers

Nanotechnologies research hub is this week making 12 presentations at ECOC.

18 Sep 19
SLAC takes delivery of world's largest optical lens

Digital camera optics for Large Synoptic Survey Telescope leave LLNL ready for integration.

12 Sep 19
GWU Hospital and Novarad develop AR surgical planning

Hospital is first in US to use AR to help plan a surgical operation, improving accuracy and shortening operating and recovery times.

11 Sep 19
Hyperspectral system short-listed for drug detection contest

Headwall Photonics technology one of eight technologies that will be evaluated for detecting opioids in mail packages.

11 Sep 19
Quantum Xchange launches Phio TX to make QKD 'commercially viable'

Out-of-band key delivery over optical networks makes existing encryption infrastructure quantum-safe and overcomes limitations.

05 Sep 19
Quantum communications kit tested in €18M pan-European effort

Equipment from ID Quantique and Toshiba Research Europe to be deployed across the continent.

04 Sep 19
Laser coating process better protects car brake discs

Fraunhofer ILT-developed EHLA technique is reliable, efficient, and greener. To be presented at Frankfurt Motor Show.

03 Sep 19
Improved diffuse optical tomography allows imaging deeper within the brain

Washington University in St. Louis and University of Birmingham use phase data to boost image quality.

02 Sep 19
Gold nanoparticles offer route to prostate cancer therapy

Clinical trial evaluates Nanospectra Biosciences technology in latest anti-cancer application.

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