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04 Jun 15
Cleantech projects win SME funding from Europe

Optics for more efficient LED street lighting and a high-concentration PV system among the latest projects to get Horizon 2020 support.

03 Jun 15
LASER 2015: Better welding with silicon laser mirrors

Durable and responsive micro-mirrors precisely direct laser power into metal workpieces.

03 Jun 15
LASER 2015: Neat data glasses designed for everyday use

Fraunhofer IOF hoping that new look and corrective function will drive up sales; see them in Munich.

02 Jun 15
New fluorescence imaging method uses scattering medium as imaging lens

University of Twente platform offers high-resolution capability in wide-field scenarios.

28 May 15
Graphene scanner permits art pigments to be distinguished

Removes the need for invasive procedures into artworks - for the first time.

27 May 15
Photoacoustic microscopy looks deeper into living tissue

Texas A&M University combines non-linear microscopy with photoacoustics to improve axial resolution.

21 May 15
Laser guide star switched on at VLT

Giant telescope in Chile installs the first of four yellow-orange sources that will sharpen up astronomical imagery.

21 May 15
BAE Systems develops laser-based military countermeasures

The $11m “Technology Development Bridge Program” was awarded by US Army; BAE also developing "augmented reality" system for military.

21 May 15
Optical coherence tomography 'reducing heart attacks'

Imaging technique appears to improve outcomes for cardiac patients being fitted with coronary stents, finds large-scale trial.

19 May 15
Multi-fiber temperature sensor measures 10,000 points/sec

Proximion’s rugged FBG-based sensor provides reliable results up to 600°C.

13 May 15
IBM silicon photonics to speed up cloud and ‘big data’ rates

Big Blue announces "milestone" in integrated silicon optoelectronics at CLEO 2015 conference.

12 May 15
Laser process refines fiber tips for medical apps

Applications in treatment of superfine varicose veins; demo next week at SENSOR + TEST 2015, Nuremberg.

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