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30 Sep 15
Trumpf sets up Berlin diode center

Subsidiary will work in close cooperation with laser diode experts at the local Ferdinand-Braun-Institut.

28 Sep 15
Optical 'rectenna' converts light to direct current

Prototype device combines functions of an antenna and a rectifier diode component at optical wavelengths.

24 Sep 15
New detector reduces uncertainty in LED efficacy measurements

Finnish team's PQED device could smooth acceptance of LEDs as photometric standards.

23 Sep 15
Laser pulses enable high-sensitivity molecular fingerprinting

ICFO and MPQ/LMU develop light source with unprecedented sensitivity to identify tell-tale signs of cancer.

23 Sep 15
Lensless technique catches the small details

Customized version of coherent diffraction imaging leads to improved resolution.

23 Sep 15
German-UK research yields permanent optical data storage chip

Karlsruhe-led team uses GST for first all-optical, non-volatile on-chip memory; benefits for high-speed computing.

22 Sep 15
IKARUS project sees new opportunities for laser eye surgery

LZH and partners apply femtosecond sources and OCT to expand the range of laser-assisted procedures.

22 Sep 15
Laser ablation boosts terahertz emission

Modified micro-structure of the semiconductor surface plays an important role in THz generation.

22 Sep 15
US Air Force aims for new high-power fiber laser concepts

University of Central Florida receives $5.87 million for work on sources and optical fibers.

15 Sep 15
'Ideal' single-photon generator perfected

Quantum dot is key to Swiss-German development of single photon source.

14 Sep 15
Activated glass chip creates widest wavelength range

Communications light chip offers “largest frequency range ever”, says developer University of Twente.

09 Sep 15
Laser-thermography system verifies critical welds

"18-Weldt" project develops method to inspect welds in difficult-to-access industrial parts.

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