daily coverage of the optics & photonics industry and the markets that it serves
Research & Development
25 Mar 13
Intuitive Surgical sees virtue in robots with vision

Robot-assisted surgery is a boon for clinicians and patients, but incorporation of bioimaging is at an early stage.

18 Mar 13
Tunable VCSEL brings new depth to OCT

The versatile new source dramatically improves the scan rates and imaging range of the technique.

13 Mar 13
Project aims to double LED lighting efficiency

€11.8m NEWLED European project to boost efficiency of white LEDs with “superlattices”.

11 Mar 13
UK opens 'photonics for healthcare' funding competition

£3.7 million earmarked for ‘business-led’ partnerships.

05 Mar 13
Alta breaks 30% efficiency barrier with dual-junction solar cell

Caltech start-up says that it is working with customers on mobile device applications.

01 Mar 13
Cymer pushes high-yielding EUV source to 55W

Key lithography light source provider reports 99.7% simulated die yield at 40W EUV power and 97.5% at 55W.

01 Mar 13
Aston photonics team joins EC fiber-optics project

UK research group will bring modeling expertise to remainder of ‘MODE-GAP’ effort.

27 Feb 13
Light produced from silicon nanocrystal LEDs

German-Canadian research team develops clean, versatile "nano-LEDs".

27 Feb 13
UK backs laser production with new £5.6M development center

'Industrially focused' effort with 31 industry partners will be co-ordinated by Duncan Hand at Heriot-Watt University.

26 Feb 13
Irish photonics gets €30M boost

Photonics selected as one of seven new collaborative research centers in the country.

25 Feb 13
GT and Soitec sign development deal on LED equipment

Sapphire supplier GT will commercialize new system designed to speed deposition of light-emitting semiconductor layers.

19 Feb 13
Gigaphoton hits 20W with EUV source

Japanese firm is competing with US-based Cymer and others to advance EUV lithography into production.

© 2024 SPIE Europe
Top of Page