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26 Jul 16
Singapore team launches silicon photonics follow-up

Second phase of packaging program follows successful development of device library including grating couplers.

21 Jul 16
Ultrashort laser pulses support fiber-reinforced components

Allows more complex geometries and product integration with bonded copper layers without toxic chemicals.

20 Jul 16
Facebook Connectivity Lab sensor enables optical wireless comms

With data rates of more than 2Gbits/s, new approach in photodetection could simplify free-space optics.

19 Jul 16
Magnetic fields offer new window onto nerves in action

Measurement of ultra-small magnetic fields from a frog nerve could lead to practical use in diagnostics.

18 Jul 16
NASA team investigates nanotube mirror for CubeSat telescope

Tiny telescopes fitted with off-the-shelf spectrometers and imagers could be used as exploratory tools in advance of major astronomy missions.

14 Jul 16
UK opens £20m funding competition for quantum technologies

Business-led development and commercialization proposals worth up to £2m each are invited.

13 Jul 16
LZH and Fraunhofer IOF launch coatings R&D center

COMET will focus on improving laser-based optical coatings and metrology processes.

11 Jul 16
imec goes transatlantic with UCF collaboration

New 'imec Florida' location will focus on photonics and high-speed electronics development.

07 Jul 16
Quantum R&D projects take off in UK and in Europe

To probe opportunities for the photonics-reliant quantum-based technologies.

07 Jul 16
Block MEMS wins $9.8m US contract for detection of chemical threats

QCL-based infrared detector will be designed to meet request by government's IARPA agency.

05 Jul 16
LeddarTech reveals LiDAR plan to support autonomous cars

Canadian developer of solid state lidar systems has several new systems “in the works” for trials in 2017-18.

05 Jul 16
Intel and Tyndall Institute renew $1.5m research deal

3-year collaboration between Intel and Cork research institute focused on photonics and future electronics.

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