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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.

27 Feb 13
Gas sensor based on mid-infrared MEMS design

Spectroscopy system specifically designed for measuring hydrocarbon gases.

22 Feb 13
Photonics hardware selected for Jupiter mission

European Space Agency “JUICE” mission will analyse moons of the giant planet in a series of fly-bys in twenty years’ time.

20 Feb 13
Retinal implant enables 'blind' to see smiling faces

But problems with the vision chip’s hermetic seal means some patients have had their implant removed.

20 Feb 13
Optics-controlled surgery can improve precision

Tools integrated with LED feedback system tell doctors when they have safely completed procedures.

18 Feb 13
Element Six ready for EUV diamond ramp

Firm anticipates sharp upturn in demand as extreme ultraviolet lithography nears commercial introduction.

14 Feb 13
Gooch & Housego delivers Pockels Cells to AWE

Contract win for G&H at UK’s nuclear weapons agency; firm to give update on MINERVA project.

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