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Research & Development
21 Oct 20
Optical transmission boosted by forming fibers under pressure

Japan-US research team demonstrates that silica fiber signal loss can be cut by 50%.

21 Oct 20
Ultrafast camera captures 3D film at 100 billion frames per second

Caltech imaging technique could reveal dynamics of polarization and sonoluminescence.

20 Oct 20
On-chip tuning of laser light offers improved metrology and communications

NIST project uses optical parametric oscillation to convert invisible IR into visible colors.

16 Oct 20
5-minute Covid-19 test based on fluorescence and image analysis

Oxford University’s method is faster than PCR and distinguishes between virus types; spin-out company to be set up.

15 Oct 20
Adaptive optics reveals immune cell dynamics in the retina

University of Rochester tracks cell interactions in a living eye without dyes or damage.

14 Oct 20
Fraunhofer ILT refines laser welding of martensitic chromium steels

Alloys are suited to electric vehicle battery cases; development is part of German AiF research project FAAM.

12 Oct 20
CEA LETI prints pixelated hologram on miniature 6 x 6mm component

Achievement by French research group opens the door to holograms being presented on augmented reality glasses.

07 Oct 20
LambdaVision artificial retina technology voyages to ISS

Earth orbit will allow study of effects of microgravity on light-activated proteins.

30 Sep 20
Lensless imaging points to lower-cost bioimaging and disease diagnosis

Penn State project employs scattering masks to enable multi-image reconstruction.

29 Sep 20
ETHZ-led group shows that nervous system directly influences immune system

Optogenetics researchers in Switzerland and US have optically stimulated nerve fibers in living mice.

29 Sep 20
Combined photoacoustic and fluorescence imaging reveals blood dynamics

CNRS project incorporates wavefront shaping and could allow new images of brain function.

28 Sep 20
Fraunhofer ISE group hits 14.9% organic solar cell conversion

Partnership with Materials Research Center at U Freiburg achieves “record efficiency” for area >1cm².

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