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20 Mar 13
e2v wins €10m ESA space science contract

UK-based image sensor company wins another space contract for galaxy survey.

20 Mar 13
Next-gen infrared surveillance satellite launched

US Air Force sends another geosynchronous satellite for “SBIRS” into orbit.

15 Mar 13
St Jude OCT system to aid treatment of coronary artery disease

Launched in Japan, the imaging technique provides physicians with a better view of narrowed coronary arteries.

14 Mar 13
GCS and IQE foundries to make OneChip’s photonic integrated circuits

Venture-backed Canadian firm now targeting data center interconnect applications.

13 Mar 13
Liquid crystal switching boosts optical communications

Fraunhofer IPMS demos fiber-optic-coupled LC switch with two states; on show at OFC-NFOEC 2013.

11 Mar 13
UCLA brings malaria diagnosis to the masses

On-chip microscopy and crowd-sourced visual analysis combine to exploit the potential of telemedicine.

07 Mar 13
Swarovski Optik builds on history and innovation

From its Tyrol base, the observational-optics developer sees the advantages and challenges of doing business in Europe.

06 Mar 13
Philanthropy funds $4M adaptive optics upgrade at Keck

Grants totaling $3.7 million plus individual gifts will pay for new laser guide star system.

06 Mar 13
3nethra takes ophthalmology to India

Rugged, economical optical pre-screening system takes eye care to rural communities.

06 Mar 13
Laser hygrometer boosts airborne weather research

Developed by PTB, Germany, the system improves sensitivity and climate modelling.

05 Mar 13
3M joins active optical cable sector

Economical cable assembly designed for SFP+ applications of up to 100 meters.

04 Mar 13
Zygo wins Virgo upgrade order

High-precision optics to feature in upgrade to “Virgo” project designed to test Einstein’s theory of gravitational waves.

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