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11 Apr 18
NIST team shrinks photonic chip for precision spectroscopy

Integrated fiber-optic spectrometer could be basis for ultra-compact quantum sensors based around atomic vapors.

11 Apr 18
Camera inspired by butterfly eye boosts image-led cancer surgery

University of Michigan UC develops "compact and affordable" camera to help surgeons visualize cancer cells under theater conditions.

05 Apr 18
Augmented reality-based body scan enables more accurate biopsies

University of Twente develops smartphone-based AR method for displaying internal features of patient body.

04 Apr 18
Japanese researchers develop high-speed, on-chip graphene blackbody emitters

Graphene-based emitters for optical comms offer advantages over conventional semiconductor sources.

04 Apr 18
Hybrid silicon solar cell hits 33.3% conversion efficiency

Fraunhofer team uses industrial wafer bonding kit to set new benchmark for a III-V/silicon multi-junction device.

03 Apr 18
£20M for UK's quantum prototypes

Support via new industrial strategy fund could support development up to five quantum-enabled devices.

29 Mar 18
Bench-top IR spectromicroscope quality rivals synchrotron

France-developed laser source for infrared chemical imaging is a promising tool for detailed early medical diagnosis.

28 Mar 18
Depth-sensing imaging system can peer through fog

Computational photography based on laser transmissions could solve a problem that has long limited potential of self-driving cars.

28 Mar 18
New optical mammography design offers improved sensitivity

Politecnico di Milano's detection chain is also potentially more robust and cost-effective.

28 Mar 18
First continuous room-temperature diamond maser developed

London researchers say "breakthrough" masers could be used more widely in medical imaging, airport scanners and more.

27 Mar 18
Transatlantic alliance works on tantalum balls for 3D printing

'Spheroidized' form of hard-wearing metal thought to be well suited to laser additive processes.

21 Mar 18
Medical optics offer hope for sleep apnea

ICFO researchers develop non-invasive, point-of-care optical device to study sleeping disorder and improve treatment.

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