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21 Dec 21
US Navy opens $23 million laser weapons lab at Point Mugu, California

Dignitaries welcome the ‘first and only’ facility for evaluating directed energy systems in a maritime environment.

20 Dec 21
Fraunhofer and QuTech unite to progress quantum internet

The aim is to develop quantum technologies to strengthen Europe's innovative capabilities.

15 Dec 21
Optical cavity enhances interferometry performance

University of Birmingham design could assist delivery of kilometer-scale atom interferometers.

15 Dec 21
HyperLight demoes hybrid integrated transmitter with DFB laser on LiNbO3

Partnership with Harvard and Freedom Photonics paves way for such high-power lasers.

14 Dec 21
MIT develops tool to speed development of solar cells

Simulator helps predict if changes to materials and design will improve photovoltaic performance.

14 Dec 21
UCF team develops ‘world's first’ optical oscilloscope

Florida researchers say the new scope could ultimately boost optical data transmission rates by a factor of 10,000.

09 Dec 21
NTU Singapore opening new Quantum Science and Engineering Centre

To develop devices and technologies powered by photonics and quantum science.

07 Dec 21
EPFL device improves infrared-to-visible conversion

Nanocavity design could improve sensing and spectroscopy applications.

02 Dec 21
‘First’ demonstration of direct femtosecond-pulse emission by QCL in mid-infrared

Achievement by ETH Zurich paves the path towards novel applications of ultrashort laser pulses.

02 Dec 21
Retina-inspired motion detector assists machine vision

Fudan University device is less bulky than existing motion recognition platforms.

01 Dec 21
US researchers shrink camera to the size of a salt grain

Princeton, Washington group says micro-camera is based on metasurface studded with 1.6 millon cylindrical posts; it can be produced like a computer chip.

01 Dec 21
Ultrashort-pulse lasers tackle drug-resistant bacteria

Washington University laser treatment kills bugs and minimizes collateral damage.

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