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28 Nov 12
Active optical cable exceeds copper rates

Lowers 10G link costs, boosts server integration, doubles reach, weighs 75% less than copper cable.

22 Nov 12
Simple optical technique probes graphene

Conventional microscopy technique enables quick, cheap inspection of ultrathin materials.

21 Nov 12
CPV modules set to power Edwards Air Force Base

US company Semprius will provide 2400 modules mounted on dual-axis trackers – enough to deliver 200 kW of power to the base.

15 Nov 12
Danes set to install 32kW laser for welding development

Lindø Welding Technology commissioned the ultra-high-power thin-disk system from Trumpf to perform deep-penetration welding.

14 Nov 12
MBDA's laser weapon destroys artillery models

40 kW system using fiber lasers supplied by IPG Photonics completes deployment sequence on towed shell targets.

01 Nov 12
Novel etch method produces 3D microstructures in silicon

Promising new methods for optical processing for telecoms

23 Oct 12
FDA 510(k) clearances, July-September 2012

Femtosecond laser systems for ophthalmology feature again in the FDA's list for third quarter of the year.

19 Oct 12
Osram targets projectors with green diode ramp

Opto Semiconductors subsidiary joins Nichia and Sony as a supplier of direct-emitting green laser diodes.

19 Oct 12
Confocal Raman probe improves diagnosis of bladder cancer

The technique suppresses unwanted spectral information from deeper tissue layers and improves specificity.

16 Oct 12
FI Laser confident of business boost

“Great expectations” of international partnership based on brittle glass cutting technique.

16 Oct 12
M Squared OPOs to aid oil & gas industry

UK’s Technology Strategy Board funds two hyperspectral imaging projects based on the company’s “Firefly” optical parametric oscillator.

15 Oct 12
Definiens closes funding round for digital pathology expansion

Investment of €10 million proves that image analysis techniques have potential to transform cancer diagnosis, company believes.

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