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20 Feb 19
Lockheed Martin-led group offers IR-enabled Falcon to counter missiles

Falcon is driven by Diehl's 40-km range Infra-Red Imaging System Tail/Thrust Vector-Controlled (IRIS-T) SLM interceptor.

20 Feb 19
Euro-project combines two 3D laser printing processes in one machine

Fraunhofer ILT-led HoPro-3D project intended to produce finer polymer structures faster, with diverse applications.

20 Feb 19
Laser frequency comb ready for exoplanet hunt

NIST-built photonics equipment has precision needed to characterize habitable planets around common 'M dwarf' stars.

12 Feb 19
CEA-Leti lens-free optics set to improve AR

Combining integrated optics and holography allows AR glasses to be less bulky and offer wider field of view.

12 Feb 19
Fraunhofer HHI selects Veeco’s sputter system

Institute for optical telecoms research orders ion beam sputtering system to create laser facet coatings and micro-optical devices.

22 Jan 19
Rockley Photonics completes silicon photonics platform for sensing

Having overcome significant technological challenges, chipsets have started shipping. Products implementing them will “ramp up the production curve.”

22 Jan 19
Microlight3D launches 'new generation' 3D-printer for high-res parts

Altraspin's 3D printing method makes extremely smooth surfaced micro-parts without need for post-processing; cuts time and costs in prototyping.

22 Jan 19
Imaging of fruit fly and mouse brains promises richer understanding of neural development

MIT and HHMI project combines expansion microscopy with lattice light-sheet microscopy.

17 Jan 19
Shotblast resistant laser marking for die casters

Canadian developer Laserax says diecasts can now be identified after shot-blasting to ensure clear product traceability.

16 Jan 19
Holograms embossed into vinyl records

Czech firm IQ Structures says that its optical technology offers better anti-counterfeiting protection than holographic stickers.

15 Jan 19
Laser test for cardiovascular disease performs well in early clinical study

European consortium has developed a prototype laser Doppler vibrometry system that measures arterial stiffness, a major risk factor for undiagnosed cardiovascular disease.

10 Jan 19
CES 2019: Silicon Line demo’s active optical cable for new HDMI standard

Venture-backed German firm also aiming to double production of key components for high-bandwidth optical links.

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