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30 Jan 13
Laser modifies brain’s nerve cells

German, Swiss scientists develop optical microimplant to alter and monitor brain activity.

29 Jan 13
Photonics-based MINIGAS project yields better gas detectors

Mini-photoacoustic gas sensors based on interferometric readout and novel optical integration.

28 Jan 13
MicroLEDs achieve 'ultra-high' light intensity

Irish start-up InfiniLED creates LEDs that deliver equivalent of 300W/cm2.

28 Jan 13
DOE offers $12M to break solar limit

Funding for up to three research projects is designed to bring solar cells closer to the theoretical single-junction conversion efficiency limit.

23 Jan 13
Heliatek achieves 12% organic solar cell efficiency

Organic approach challenges silicon, thin film - as German company seeks further investment for process optimisation.

22 Jan 13
PhoxTroT developing new optical interconnects

Fraunhofer-led consortium seeks a generic building block to extend performance and consume less energy.

22 Jan 13
NEC and Corning achieve petabit optical transmission

Novel multicore fiber design enables 1015 bits per second.

14 Jan 13
US to invest millions in laser detection of IEDs

QCL developer BlockMEMS adapts its scanner to spot disturbed soil clues.

09 Jan 13
Solar Frontier cells hit record 19.7% efficiency

Japanese company breaks decade-old record with thin-film CIS cells said to be suited to mass production.

09 Jan 13
Vulcan Laser refocuses on electron acceleration experiments

New mirror improves research potential of UK-based high energy laser.

09 Jan 13
Optical strontium clock to refine accuracy of second

German team measures effect of temperature on strontium atoms, cutting measurement uncertainty by order of magnitude.

08 Jan 13
Conical refraction laser R&D project takes off

HiCore project wins £1.2m funding - high brightness CR lasers offer diverse applications.

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