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18 Jan 18
Photonics-based research to test limits of quantum theory

€4.4m European 'TEQ' project to investigate universal background noise by laser.

17 Jan 18
UK marks Year of Engineering with £6.6m new funding for R&D

Photonics-heavy research projects part of new investment package into high-tech firms and universities.

17 Jan 18
International R&D venture to probe quantum optics

New Max Planck Harvard Research Center for Quantum Optics brings together researchers from two leading quantum photonics centers.

10 Jan 18
Mellanox to cease 1550nm silicon photonics development

Such business is "not accretive", around 100 staff to be cut; but impact will be minimal on transceivers, VOAs, and LinkX cable business.

08 Jan 18
Block MEMS wins $10.7M funding for QCL-based explosive detector

Second phase of funding under IARPA program follows successful demonstration of stand-off threat detection.

03 Jan 18
Laser scanner diagnoses eye diseases before vision loss occurs

SFU University (Canada) develops novel retinal imaging technology, which could revolutionize eyecare.

03 Jan 18
Modified quantum dots cut the cost of solar power

Los Alamos National Lab researchers create more efficient double-pane solar windows that also create shading.

02 Jan 18
Robotics researchers use MV cameras to control self-drive mining vehicles

New vision system approach achieves higher-precision results than earlier laser-based systems, says QUT, Queensland team.

20 Dec 17
Novel smart windows use liquid to switch from clear to reflective

Affordable switchable windows could improve energy efficiency in buildings and help keep cars cool.

20 Dec 17
UK-France team to develop gigapixel camera for aerial surveillance

IMAO and Resolve Optics funded via Horizon 2020 SME Instrument scheme.

19 Dec 17
Photonics enables 'robot car' to drive itself over snow and ice

Specially adapted VW Touaregs Martti and Marilyn are equipped with cameras, antennas, sensors and laser scanners.

19 Dec 17
Photonics West 2018: Space lasers and diamond lenses

Fraunhofer ILT will present space-borne lidar and diamond lenses enabling 90% lighter laser optics.

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