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14 Apr 15
Optical fiber slows photons 'to a standstill'

Vienna experiment slows and stops light - promising networkable quantum computing, say researchers.

13 Apr 15
Hannover Fair 2015: video control by eye drives new microdisplays

Fraunhofer FEP presents latest wearable smart vision control system based on new SVGA-OLED microdisplay.

08 Apr 15
Optical scan improves fit of artificial hips

LED and camera system could cut limping and discomfort; Fraunhofer-led team shows system at Medtec expo.

01 Apr 15
Stanley Electric sets up $8.5M 'open innovation' program

Japanese lighting and electronics firm wants to partner with inventors and research groups on new products.

27 Mar 15
EPSRC commits £70m to invest across UK science research

Including substantial capital investment and backing for photonics-related R&D.

25 Mar 15
Scottish partnership to develop photonics techniques to fight disease

Industrial-academic partnership between M-Squared Lasers and St Andrews University designed to aid medical research into cancer and Alzheimer’s disease.

24 Mar 15
Call for ten-year 'quantum' investment in UK

Newly published strategy document highlights future applications of single-photon sources, silicon waveguides and lasers.

24 Mar 15
Diffuse optics detects spinal cord ischemia

Stony Brook Medicine probe measures both blood flow and oxygenation directly in real-time.

19 Mar 15
Sol Voltaics pushes GaAs for tandem PV

Swedish company doubles conversion efficiency of its small-scale nanowire array cells; commercialization of films slated for 2017.

18 Mar 15
European project into quantum dot R&D seeks PhDs

Growing interest in QD-based technologies and recent commercialization prompts training recruitment drive.

18 Mar 15
Faster and possible 3D-optical control of particles shown in Japan

Okinawa team reports higher order modes of light create powerful optical force; driving particles along fibers is promising for drug delivery.

17 Mar 15
Infinera and BICS simulate 'undersea' trial of terrestrial fiber

Successful transmission over 7,400km of "Trans-Atlantic Performance" using PM-8QAM modulation.

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