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Research & Development
24 May 19
Fraunhofer IWS discovering superalloys, new AM processes

Aim of German researchers is to speed up AM systems for components; project futureAM accelerating process by factor of 10.

23 May 19
MIT’s mathematical method tunes metalenses

Bespoke manipulation of light by Steve Johnson's group could find uses in cellphone lenses, smart-car sensors, optical fibers.

22 May 19
VCSEL maker AMS joins auto lidar development team

Sensor firm partners Ibeo Automotive and ZF Friedrichschafen on development effort aiming for on-road adoption by 2021.

21 May 19
Ultraviolet-localized photoacoustics improves infrared microscopy of tissues

Caltech project uses UV and IR pulses to overcome problem of water-background signals.

20 May 19
NIST team develops chip-scale optical clock

Smaller than conventional devices, made of three small chips plus electronics and optics, new clock is based on semiconductor laser and frequency combs.

15 May 19
Leti touts 'game-changing' microLED manufacturing process

Integration of gallium nitride emitters with CMOS electronic driving circuit promises better image quality and energy efficiency than current OLED or LCD displays.

14 May 19
Helsinki team reboots observation of photosynthesis

Optics of Photosynthesis Lab says better detection of chlorophyll fluorescence improves sensing of terrestrial carbon sinks, plant health.

09 May 19
Laser structuring raises toolmaking productivity

Fraunhofer ILT project eVerest develops laser machine that triple production rate of tools for car parts.

01 May 19
3-D printed microscope promising for medical diagnostics

Low-cost, high-spec scope from University of Connecticut suits low-resource situations, such as in developing countries.

01 May 19
Hamamatsu develops diode-pumped pulsed laser that delivers 117J

Helium-cooled source suited to industrial applications, promising “new areas of laser processing,” says firm.

01 May 19
Quantum Xchange tests Toshiba’s QKD network and doubles capacity

Capacity of first US quantum-secured optical network "Phio" boosted, making affordable secure communications for Wall Street traders.

30 Apr 19
Nichia launches 280nm deep UV LED

Design allows for system miniaturization and long-life solutions where previous technologies could not; also intended to replace mercury lamps.

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