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13 Sep 10
EU kicks off Nexpresso exchange project

Following on from the Accord project, the component exchange scheme will promote co-operation between European SMEs and researchers.

10 Sep 10
Arbor lands follow-up SBIR for EUV fiber laser

Phase 1B award targets high-power source for eventual use in extreme UV lithography systems.

09 Sep 10
'Forgotten' laser material aimed at projector use

A team from Sony, Hitachi and AIST shows that it will be possible to make green laser diodes with the high efficiencies needed for pico-projectors.

08 Sep 10
Philips plugs OLEDs into the mains

Advanced design should aid route to commercialization for OLED luminaires by doing away with need for power management circuitry.

01 Sep 10
JDSU unveils high-efficiency solar cell

As forecasts suggest that concentrated PV could become a gigawatt-scale market in five years, JDSU officially launches a proprietary high-efficiency cell.

30 Aug 10
UK issues funding call for photonics projects

Call from UK's Technology Strategy Board focuses on enabling technologies and includes numerous optical applications.

26 Aug 10
Inside Intel's photonics revolution – part one

Mike Hatcher talks to the architects behind the photonics technologies that Intel believes will revolutionize computing.

09 Aug 10
Micro-LEDs: a box of tricks for all occasions

Lithography; neurotechnology; microscopy: micro-pixellated LED arrays are useful for a huge range of photonic applications.

02 Aug 10
NRL funds QC laser development at Daylight

$5.7 million project will develop demonstrator units based on quantum cascade laser technology for infrared countermeasures.

28 Jul 10
Intel showcases 50 Gb/s silicon link

Technology giant makes significant advance by integrating four DFB lasers based on the hybrid InP design first developed in 2006.

20 Jul 10
Solid-state beats chemicals for laser gun

A 32 kW combination of six industrial sources is preferable to deployment of a chemical laser, says Raytheon.

08 Jul 10
Raytheon, Lockheed share $23.8M for laser weapon

Military contractors Lockheed-Martin and Raytheon win funding under the US Army’s Robust Electric Laser Initiative.

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