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20 Apr 21
European photovoltaics is booming, says Fraunhofer ISE

As research agency joins Spanish 5GW PV project; ISE researchers hit “record” 26% efficiency for both-sides solar cell.

20 Apr 21
Whitest paint assists progress to cooler climate

Purdue University project could optimize radiant cooling from films and paints.

15 Apr 21
Novel ‘scattering-invariant’ light mode probes opaque materials

Researchers at Utrecht and TU Vienna develop new form of light waves that travel through opaque materials.

14 Apr 21
Silicon photonics moves into new clinical and environmental applications

MISSION project developing next-generation integrated photonics devices.

12 Apr 21
US AFRL approves cooperative R&D agreement for silicon photonics

Nanoelectronic Materials branch and Iris Light Tech startup to work together on hybrid “printable” silicon lasers.

08 Apr 21
Nonlinear route to super-resolution points to new applications

Shanghai project creates sub-wavelength imaging in new near-field manner.

01 Apr 21
WeLASER project refines laser-based weed control

European group developing “chemical-free, technical alternative in crop management” using lasers, AI and Internet of Things.

31 Mar 21
Tokyo researchers devise new way to observe laser-material interactions

Achievement could have wide-ranging implications in laboratory, commercial and industrial situations.

25 Mar 21
Illinois UC develops ‘new microscopy’ to detect individual viruses

“PRISM microscope” promises rapid, real-time diagnostics including for Covid-19.

24 Mar 21
Intevac to develop SWIR high-energy laser sensor under $7M military program

Funded by US directed energy weapons development agency, the Joint Directed Energy Transition Office.

22 Mar 21
imec develops optomechanical ultrasound sensor in silicon photonics

Detection limit two orders of magnitude better than equivalent-size piezoelectric; aimed at medical photoacoustic imaging.

17 Mar 21
ASML hooks up with Heriot-Watt on laser commercialization

Five-year research and development partnership focused on new broadband sources for metrology applications.

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