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18 Aug 15
Mini X-ray source driven by laser light alone

Replacement formation technique replaces need for multi-kilometer synchrotron with lab-scale system.

13 Aug 15
Optics+Photonics 2015: Perovskite a ‘dream’ solar material

Professor Yang Yang, of UCLA, paid tribute to compound that is exciting PV researchers worldwide.

11 Aug 15
Optics+Photonics 2015: Benefits of ultrafast and ultraslow imaging

Professor Keisuke Goda reports on potential of superfast/slow imaging for manufacturing, medicine and geology.

04 Aug 15
Stand-alone cell lasers promise new class of medical devices

Lasing within organic cells could allow both sensing and treatment in vivo.

03 Aug 15
Tiny laser cells reveal cancer mechanisms

Group at St Andrews shrinks optical resonators, which are "swallowed" by cells in vivo, for cancer investigations.

31 Jul 15
Ribbon cores promise power boost for fiber lasers

Lawrence Livermore team's oblong-patterned photonic crystal fibers look set to help pulsed applications first.

29 Jul 15
Improved, cheaper hybrid solar cell material created

Kaunas University team develops cheaper “hole-transporter” for 17% PV process efficiency.

28 Jul 15
Laser and chemical analysis could cut historic stone theft

Research project at Loughborough, UK, uses LIBS to identify heritage materials.

27 Jul 15
3D-printed aircraft launched from warship

University of Southampton engineers test fly and safely land “SULSA” – a laser-printed unmanned aircraft.

15 Jul 15
Laser sensor could replace finger-prick diabetes test

Non-invasive device could end daily discomfort for people with diabetes; Leeds, UK, group aiming for market in 2-3 years.

15 Jul 15
Imec boosts perovskite PV module conversion close to 12%

Results presented at US industry forum; Imec also describes 35% potential of hybrid with silicon.

14 Jul 15
Photoacoustic imaging shapes up in breast cancer trial

Optical technique appears able to distinguish between different tumor shapes in University of Twente study.

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