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31 May 22
Fraunhofer ISE develops solar cell with 47.6% efficiency

“Most efficient” conversion technology features new antireflection coating that boosts 4-junction cell performance.

31 May 22
Hamamatsu boosts spatial resolution of 2-photon fluorescence microscopy

Application is suited to precise observations of deep regions in biological samples.

31 May 22
Georgia Tech sees new details in organoids

Microscopy platform creates 3D representation of key research tool with a single camera image.

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.

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