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10 Sep 12
US Air Force turns to insects for sensor inspiration

Small business technology transfer (STTR) proposal from the Air Force Office of Scientific Research looks to imitate compound eyes.

05 Sep 12
Laser-chemo method 'promising' for cancer treatment

Results are interesting for treating skin cancer (melanoma) and nervous system tumors, known as gliomas.

05 Sep 12
Solar fuel photocatalysis mechanism mapped

New measuring technique 'brings closer' improvements in solar fuel development.

04 Sep 12
Florida team sets new ultrashort pulse record

Laser pulse lasting just 67 attoseconds improves on previous best of 80 attoseconds set by German team in 2008.

04 Sep 12
US Navy details $110M laser weapon call

Sees modular open-systems approach as best way to develop a directed-energy laser gun with a maximum 150 kW output.

30 Aug 12
Laser fusion work wins APS John Dawson Award

Seven-person team working on laser-matter interaction with implications for fusion picks up 2012 prize.

29 Aug 12
Surface emitters 'set new bandwidth record'

Darmstadt lasers emit over 100nm range: a new world record for single semiconductor source.

22 Aug 12
High speed polarization-controlled laser developed

Technology that promises semiconductor lasers with on-chip polarization control developed by team at University of Glasgow.

15 Aug 12
Back to the future: UK team makes solid-state maser

Pentacene-doped organic active material that amplifies at 1.45 GHz may one day find applications in molecular biology.

15 Aug 12
Rubicon develops new sapphire window technique

Novel growth platform will enable manufacture of large optical-grade windows for military, industrial applications.

15 Aug 12
DARPA seeks new frontiers in ultrafast sources

The PULSE program is soliciting proposals for novel ultrafast laser development across a broad front.

07 Aug 12
STMicro steps up pico-projector development

Semiconductor and MEMS giant aims to integrate video-sharing devices within smart phones and laptops.

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