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09 Aug 22
Chip-based beam steering device promises smaller, cheaper lidar

TU Denmark-developed device cuts aliasing, achieving sharp beam steering over large field of view.

04 Aug 22
MIT adapts C19th photo technique to make stretchy, color-changing films

Technique opens route to pressure-monitoring bandages, shade-shifting fabrics, and touch-sensing robots.

04 Aug 22
US team 3D-prints ‘nanostructured, high-entropy’ alloys

Such ultrastrong and ductile high-performance materials have applications in aerospace, medical industries.

02 Aug 22
UK researchers using photonics to cut pesticide use for crop protection

Sensor being developed at Aston and Harper-Adams universities optically analyzes plant VOC emissions.

28 Jul 22
LZH investigates components made of natural fibers

To enhance sustainability in 3D laser printing for architectural components and more.

28 Jul 22
US researchers work on improving image sensors for machine vision

Academic-commercial partnership highlights nano-components most likely to create impact in imaging.

27 Jul 22
NIST flow cytometry counts cells with certainty

Waveguides controlling emitted light play a part in increased measurement accuracy.

27 Jul 22
Columbia’s Covid-19 photonic test performs PCR faster than conventional systems

Photothermal process-based system co-developed with Rover Diagnostics, biotech start-up spun out of Columbia.

26 Jul 22
Shaping laser beams boosts OCT depth of focus

Stanford University employs needle-shaped beams to improve resolution and image quality.

25 Jul 22
German partnership to make 3D photonic parts by new laser methods

LAR3S project with two Fraunhofers and Max Planck to develop automated manufacturing methods.

20 Jul 22
SPIE Astro: NASA awards lift-off services contract for Roman Space Telescope to SpaceX...

...and U.S. Space Development Agency funding 28 satellites for hostile missile tracking.

19 Jul 22
Two-photon lidar boosts depth resolution

University of Glasgow adds quantum interferometry to lidar to see smaller features.

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