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13 Jan 15
Laser switching promises ‘superfast and precise’ data storage

Femtosecond pulses create characteristic “Batman” logo, while flipping memory microstructures.

13 Jan 15
€1.2m call for Appolo laser research projects

New EC-backed R&D program promises six tranches of €200,000 for part-funding laser materials processing.

23 Dec 14
UK photonics researchers win share of £20m investment

Academic-industrial partnerships to receive millions in "functional materials" R&D programs.

23 Dec 14
European laser processing project seeks new partners

EC-co-funded, Fraunhofer managed LASHARE offers €1.7m development funding to SMEs, industrial collaborators.

18 Dec 14
IEDM papers hint at future of imaging

Stacked, three-dimensional sensors, CCD/CMOS combinations and far-infrared detectors discussed at San Francisco conference.

18 Dec 14
Quantum photonics promises ultra-secure credit cards

Netherlands-based team develops hack-proof “quantum secure authentication” for security applications.

16 Dec 14
Photoacoustics promises new tool for cervical cancer detection

Chinese researchers describe "faster, cheaper, non-invasive method" to diagnose and stage condition.

16 Dec 14
Graphene modulator 'outperforms' state-of-the-art rivals

Researchers in Belgium present details of 10 Gb/s device at International Electron Devices Meeting.

10 Dec 14
NIR sensor refined to analyze swimmer performance

Waterproofing a near infrared transceiver system improves understanding of water-sport oxygenation processes.

09 Dec 14
Smaller lidars could allow UAVs to conduct underwater scans

Researchers at Georgia Tech significantly reduce system size, promising new reconnaissance and mapping applications.

04 Dec 14
Huawei partners with imec, extending European presence

Strategic partnership focusing on high-bandwidth optical data link technology.

02 Dec 14
Turning seawater into drinking water – with sunshine

Clean technology from Desolenator aims to bring water independence; developers start "crowd funding" campaign.

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