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01 Sep 16
VTT and PhoeniX Software develop kit for Si-photonics developers

Process development kit features design rules, component examples and simulation models.

31 Aug 16
Fraunhofer IPMS develops real time Li-Fi for Industry 4.0

Optical technology will supplement or replace wired fieldbus or Ethernet systems; to be demonstrated at ECOC 2016.

31 Aug 16
MirrorCLEM simplifies correlative imaging of biological samples

Hitachi and RIKEN platform allows observation using light and scanning electron microscopies.

31 Aug 16
Spider silk used as a biological superlens

Bangor and Oxford Universities enhance optical microscope with lens from natural world.

30 Aug 16
Hand-held device simulates cataract replacement

CSIC project allows the effects of artificial lenses to be tested before surgery.

26 Aug 16
CNRS improves resolution of retinal implants

French team makes systematic comparison of natural and prosthetic activation of visual cortex in rats.

24 Aug 16
Jenoptik and Raylase offer ultra-short pulse laser applications in China

Installing a JenLas femto 16 source in Raylase Laser Technology’s lab offers new opportunities in the country.

24 Aug 16
Next-generation adaptive optics set to assist exoplanet hunt

New actuator concept from Fraunhofer IOF could allow the E-ELT to see more clearly.

22 Aug 16
NASA mission to map asteroid using lidar and spectrometers

'OSIRIS-REx' craft featuring lidar, optical spectroscopy and near-IR imaging kit will also return sample to Earth for analysis.

18 Aug 16
Intel rolls out silicon photonics for data centers

Microsoft’s 'Azure' cloud business among first customers as technology platform is commercialized after 16 years in development.

17 Aug 16
Gaia set for first data release after optics fixes

Problems with stray light and iced-up optics in two years since galaxy-mapping satellite began its survey.

16 Aug 16
Metamaterial superlens surpasses existing near-field imaging techniques

Bangor University develops high-index all-dielectric lens able to work with visible light.

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