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11 Mar 14
DARPA extends laser weapon range

Latest work in 'Excalibur' project uses new 21-element optical phased array technology.

10 Mar 14
BRAIN Initiative spurs novel imaging technology

As work to understand large-scale neuron activity gains momentum, photonics will come to the fore.

06 Mar 14
Cancer cell imaging method spots key growth factors

Swiss team combines laser technique with mass spectrometry to visualize factors involved in cancer development.

03 Mar 14
UCSB lasers marry quantum dots and silicon

Combination of high-performance devices and low-cost base material suggests cheaper photonic integration.

27 Feb 14
Belgian team develops 'stretchable' optics

Flexible polymer waveguide extends 30%, to enable new bio and robotic applications.

25 Feb 14
Soraa hikes LED efficiency

Third-generation GaN-on-GaN devices from the Californian firm operating at 75% wall-plug efficiency set to appear in new lamps.

19 Feb 14
KIT develops 'ultra-small, ultra–fast' electro-optic modulator

Measuring just 29µm, novel modulator converts data at 40Gbits/s.

19 Feb 14
BabyLux project to monitor premature baby oxygenation

Nine EU organisations including PicoQuant developing optical oxygenation monitor for infant brains.

12 Feb 14
French researchers develop ‘single-molecule’ LED

First achievement of "OLED-like" emission by one molecule of sulfur-hydrocarbon.

11 Feb 14
ELI project takes shape with Femtolasers deal

Key milestone in the establishment of a 'CERN for laser research' in eastern Europe.

30 Jan 14
New quantum theory promises higher efficiency solar cells

Canadian-US partnership driving organic solar cell performance beyond 10%.

30 Jan 14
UK military seeking new photonics R&D ideas

Government call for novel optical and IR sensing proposals for defense applications.

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