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31 May 22
NASA funds feasibility study of tiny Raman spectrometer in SBIR awards

Collaboration between Physical Sciences, Inc and Georgia Tech is one of several optics projects to gain ‘Phase I’ support.

25 May 22
Harvard SEAS’ diamond mirrors direct 10kW beams without damage

Single material surfaces withstand the heat from high-powered, continuous lasers – as shown by recent U.S. Navy testing.

25 May 22
NASA backs diffractive solar sails

$2M funding for ‘Phase III’ study to develop more efficient space propulsion using solar pressure.

25 May 22
Penn Medicine detects cancer at cellular level during biopsy

Cellvizio endoscopy could assist accurate discrimination during diagnosis of pulmonary nodules.

25 May 22
New source creates different images depending on light and environment

Metasurface-based technology developed at St. Andrews could be used to optically encrypt information.

24 May 22
NREL photocell extracts light power from heat at 40% efficiency

Novel thermophotovoltaic cell beats previous record of 32% promising better thermal energy storage applications.

17 May 22
Fraunhofer Liftoscope sorts cells for cultivation

Platform combining microscopy and laser detachment of cells is among new tools for researchers.

17 May 22
Salience Labs raises $11.5 million for photonics-based processor

Ultra high-speed chips combining photonics and electronics will accelerate AI advances.

12 May 22
Femtosecond logic gate offers ultrafast computing

Rochester and Erlangen team uses lasers to control real and virtual charge.

11 May 22
IQE to develop epiwafers for Porotech’s multicolor micro-LEDs

Compound semiconductor foundry is also commercializing new, larger wafers to boost VCSEL production.

10 May 22
University of Ottawa creates flat magic window

New way to conjure an image from flat optical surface could lead to novel displays.

10 May 22
CEA LETI develops lensless low-cost microbial identification device

For bedside biomedical analyses applications in low-tech environments; copes well with challenging climates.

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