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Research & Development
03 Dec 19
Quantum dot lasers move a step closer with electric-pumping

NTU Singapore develops way to make Colloidal Q-Dots produce laser light with an electric field.

02 Dec 19
German research group hints at entire 3D printed laser systems

LZH and partners report on GROTESK projects – the future of optical manufacturing – including automated 3D-printed laser manufacturing.

29 Nov 19
Space laser scans reveal massive migration of ocean wildlife

Based on findings from “CALIPSO” lidar and IR earth observation joint venture by NASA and French Space Agency.

28 Nov 19
pinMOS memory can be written and read optically or electrically

Researchers in Dresden have developed a new storage tech based on an organic light-emitting diode and an insulator.

28 Nov 19
Horizon2020-supported HIOS sensor project completed

First light sensor with optical stack, multiple filters, lenses; aperture replaces separate components.

28 Nov 19
Mirrorcle targets robotics with MEMS lidar

Californian firm looks to stand out from the crowd with 'unique' dual-axis system design.

20 Nov 19
NIST high performance camera could detect extraterrestrial life, dark matter

Camera consists of sensors made from superconducting nanowires, which can detect single photons; among best photon counters available.

20 Nov 19
US academic-military group creates tunable terahertz laser

Harvard SEAS, MIT and US Army develop compact, room-temperature THz source; promising better imaging, communications.

20 Nov 19
Heliogen claims solar thermal breakthrough

Machine vision approach tweaks mirror optics to generate enough heat for industrial processes, says Bill Gates-backed startup.

14 Nov 19
NIST-led team develops tiny low-energy device to switch light in optical chips

Compact switch is first to operate at voltages low enough to be integrated in silicon chips; redirects light with very low signal loss.

14 Nov 19
Graphene-gold biosensor technology analyzes stem cells

For the treatment of Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases and other neurological disorders.

13 Nov 19
Mauna Kea joins Dutch molecular imaging project that just won €5.4M

The MEDPHOT consortium is aiming to develop light-based molecular imaging solution for pulmonary diseases.

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