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26 Feb 16
Gas-hollow fiber laser delivers 'difficult' mid-IR output

Acetylene-filled fiber laser produces 3.1µm-3.2µm wavelengths, long-sought by photonics R&D groups.

25 Feb 16
Optical guide aims to keep orthopedic procedures on target

Hebrew University's BioDesign program develops "optoelectronic drill" to improve surgery outcomes.

25 Feb 16
Swiss-led team kicks off €5M perovskite solar project

Nine international partners join forces with CSEM to develop large-scale perovskite modules and high-performance tandem cells on silicon.

24 Feb 16
First Solar CdTe cell hits 22.1% efficiency

Developmental device produced at the firm's Ohio research center.

22 Feb 16
France's LETI touts industry connections

Satellite meeting adjacent to Photonics West venue talks silicon photonics, neurophotonics, molecular sensors, and terahertz imaging.

22 Feb 16
Better brain imaging: 'look big and see fine'

BiOS keynote shows power of two-photon and functional MRI combination.

11 Feb 16
PTB claims 'most accurate' optical single-ion clock

Optical atomic clocks are "more stable and more accurate" than current time-setting standard cesium clocks.

11 Feb 16
LZH develops presbyopia laser surgery model

Femtosecond laser 'lentotomy' could become future treatment for the age-related condition that affects close-up vision.

10 Feb 16
Holoxica wins €1.3m to develop next-gen 3D medical displays

Holographic imaging pioneer to work with academic, healthcare partners on training and surgical support systems.

09 Feb 16
Heliatek sets new record OPV efficiency of 13.2%

Solar film pioneer says it is well on the way towards achieving 15% efficient organic solar cells.

03 Feb 16
Twente achieves super-sharp images from fiber endoscopes

European project achieves lensless imaging of human body interiors through thin optical fibers.

03 Feb 16
Polarization switching could boost guide-star brightness

Alternating laser between right and left circular polarization will generate brighter beacons for adaptive optics, researchers say.

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