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30 Aug 12
Laser fusion work wins APS John Dawson Award

Seven-person team working on laser-matter interaction with implications for fusion picks up 2012 prize.

29 Aug 12
Surface emitters 'set new bandwidth record'

Darmstadt lasers emit over 100nm range: a new world record for single semiconductor source.

22 Aug 12
High speed polarization-controlled laser developed

Technology that promises semiconductor lasers with on-chip polarization control developed by team at University of Glasgow.

15 Aug 12
Back to the future: UK team makes solid-state maser

Pentacene-doped organic active material that amplifies at 1.45 GHz may one day find applications in molecular biology.

15 Aug 12
Rubicon develops new sapphire window technique

Novel growth platform will enable manufacture of large optical-grade windows for military, industrial applications.

15 Aug 12
DARPA seeks new frontiers in ultrafast sources

The PULSE program is soliciting proposals for novel ultrafast laser development across a broad front.

07 Aug 12
STMicro steps up pico-projector development

Semiconductor and MEMS giant aims to integrate video-sharing devices within smart phones and laptops.

02 Aug 12
Zeiss kicks off €7M EUV optics project

German company will lead a new effort to shrink extreme ultraviolet (EUV) lithography resolution from 20 nm to 14 nm.

26 Jul 12
Transfer printing shrinks on-chip lasers

New surface-emitting laser design could improve speed and efficiency of optical connections.

25 Jul 12
Cymer reports improved EUV optics performance

New coating on collector for extreme ultraviolet source increases effective lifetime by 50%.

25 Jul 12
Amplified 'weak' IR light shows PV, medical potential

Dutch researchers harvest infrared photons, amplify power 3300 times in technique inspired by photosynthesis.

20 Jul 12
Imec puts silicon photonics on 300 mm wafers

Demonstration of functional components brings Si photonics closer to CMOS standards.

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