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27 Jul 21
PhotonicLEAP project awarded €5 million in EU funding

Ireland-led initiative to develop disruptive photonics packaging and test tech is “at the forefront of global photonics industry”.

26 Jul 21
Flexible 13kW fiber laser developed for rapid materials processing

Partnership of Fraunhofer IWS and Israeli firms Civan Lasers and A. Kotliar Laser Welding Solutions for additive manufacturing apps.

20 Jul 21
EPFL removes lead hazard from perovskite photovoltaics

Incorporating transparent phosphate salt makes perovskite cells safer for the environment.

14 Jul 21
NICT achieves 319 terabits/second over 3,000 kilometers

Japan research institute sets new record for long haul transmission over 4-core fiber.

13 Jul 21
MIT enhances two-photon imaging to view deep blood vessels

New platform combines patterned excitation and wide-field detection.

06 Jul 21
Fraunhofer ENAS developing ‘1g spectrometer’ for smart phone integration

Aim is to mass-produce the miniature component for €1, targeting diverse self-test applications within two years.

06 Jul 21
Kirigami design creates adaptable imaging sensor

University of Houston device could improve image quality in endoscopes and cameras.

29 Jun 21
Spectral vector beams offer route to faster spectroscopy

Tampere University develops new way to exploit polarization in ultra-fast lasers.

29 Jun 21
Aberrations assist accurate 3D microscopy

NIST puts optical aberrations to good use as basis for calibration.

28 Jun 21
Quantum cascade lasers could drive private free-space communications

Télécom Paris, TU Darmstadt and UCLA demonstrate FSO networking with two uni-directionally coupled QCLs.

25 Jun 21
Israeli laser defense system shoots down drones in tests

Effective range of “more than 1km” claimed by developers Ministry of Defense and Elbit Systems.

23 Jun 21
Graphene sensor offers new route to imaging tissues

University of California, Berkeley develops sensor for faint electric fields around living cells.

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