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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.

01 Jun 12
Conference celebrates rise of the fiber laser

SEPNET meeting at Southampton’s ORC reviews the growing importance of the next generation of fiber sources and components.

01 Jun 12
UK funds business-led photonics projects

Coherent Scotland and M-Squared Lasers among recipients of grants for projects designed to create new commercial products and processes.

28 May 12
€10.3M project targets low-cost CIGS cells

'SCALENANO' consortium led by Barcelona energy research center looking to replace indium and print cells with nano-ink.

23 May 12
Major optical nonlinearity breakthrough at ORC

Southampton’s ORC creates artificial material with nonlinear optical properties seven orders of magnitude greater than any in nature.

22 May 12
Gamma detector promises improved sensitivity

Spectroscopy and security could both benefit from a Georgia Tech scintillator crystal based on nanopowders.

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