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15 Aug 12
Back to the future: UK team makes solid-state maser

Pentacene-doped organic active material that amplifies at 1.45 GHz may one day find applications in molecular biology.

15 Aug 12
Rubicon develops new sapphire window technique

Novel growth platform will enable manufacture of large optical-grade windows for military, industrial applications.

15 Aug 12
DARPA seeks new frontiers in ultrafast sources

The PULSE program is soliciting proposals for novel ultrafast laser development across a broad front.

07 Aug 12
STMicro steps up pico-projector development

Semiconductor and MEMS giant aims to integrate video-sharing devices within smart phones and laptops.

02 Aug 12
Zeiss kicks off €7M EUV optics project

German company will lead a new effort to shrink extreme ultraviolet (EUV) lithography resolution from 20 nm to 14 nm.

26 Jul 12
Transfer printing shrinks on-chip lasers

New surface-emitting laser design could improve speed and efficiency of optical connections.

25 Jul 12
Cymer reports improved EUV optics performance

New coating on collector for extreme ultraviolet source increases effective lifetime by 50%.

25 Jul 12
Amplified 'weak' IR light shows PV, medical potential

Dutch researchers harvest infrared photons, amplify power 3300 times in technique inspired by photosynthesis.

20 Jul 12
Imec puts silicon photonics on 300 mm wafers

Demonstration of functional components brings Si photonics closer to CMOS standards.

18 Jul 12
White LEDs formed directly onto paper

PhD project’s ‘first’ achievement of direct to paper fabrication of pure white LEDs promises new illumination capabilities as well as humidity sensors and cheap photovoltaic devices.

17 Jul 12
Solexel reveals ultra-thin, high-performance PV cell

California start-up emerges from stealth mode at Intersolar trade show with disruptive-sounding PV technology.

11 Jul 12
InfiniLED agrees partnership with Tyndall Institute

Company aims to bring the first µLED-based products to market before the end of 2012.

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