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17 Jul 12
Solexel reveals ultra-thin, high-performance PV cell

California start-up emerges from stealth mode at Intersolar trade show with disruptive-sounding PV technology.

11 Jul 12
InfiniLED agrees partnership with Tyndall Institute

Company aims to bring the first µLED-based products to market before the end of 2012.

05 Jul 12
First ‘heralded’ single photon silicon source shown

US-Italian "Hark!" group develop novel practical photon source with positive implications for high speed optical communications.

05 Jul 12
Gigaphoton's extreme UV source hits 5.2% efficiency

Japanese maker of lithography light sources says that it is first to surpass commercially significant milestone.

04 Jul 12
New Dresden Fraunhofer for OLED and solar R&D

Research and development spin out of Fraunhofer IPMS to focus on "in-demand" OLED display and solar cell technologies.

27 Jun 12
‘Solar leaders’ to develop US CIGS roadmap

Aim is to accelerate the deployment of copper indium gallium selenide manufacturing; to play critical role in building competitive US photovoltaic sector.

20 Jun 12
Novel digital camera snaps 50,000 megapixel images

Developers predict that "next generation" of gigapixel cameras should be available to the general public within five years.

19 Jun 12
$30M DOE awards to accelerate CPV build-out

US Department of Energy hands largest chunk of its 'SUNPATH' funding to France-headquartered Soitec, and $5M to cell maker Solar Junction.

13 Jun 12
Fiber lasers challenge traditional sources

Part two of optics.org's series of articles on the SEPNET conference on fiber lasers.

11 Jun 12
Eco-Laserfact promotes micromachining

Cooperation between research centers and small companies will enhance expertise in North-West Europe.

07 Jun 12
3M to challenge OLED displays with quantum dots

The giant industrial company says it will commercialize a quantum-dot optical film that dramatically improves LCD color.

06 Jun 12
'Artificial photosynthesis' turns water into hydrogen

Researchers at Spain’s Jaume I University develop semiconductor ‘leaf’ that needs only sunlight to release hydrogen from water.

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