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14 Dec 21
MIT develops tool to speed development of solar cells

Simulator helps predict if changes to materials and design will improve photovoltaic performance.

14 Dec 21
UCF team develops ‘world's first’ optical oscilloscope

Florida researchers say the new scope could ultimately boost optical data transmission rates by a factor of 10,000.

09 Dec 21
NTU Singapore opening new Quantum Science and Engineering Centre

To develop devices and technologies powered by photonics and quantum science.

07 Dec 21
EPFL device improves infrared-to-visible conversion

Nanocavity design could improve sensing and spectroscopy applications.

02 Dec 21
‘First’ demonstration of direct femtosecond-pulse emission by QCL in mid-infrared

Achievement by ETH Zurich paves the path towards novel applications of ultrashort laser pulses.

02 Dec 21
Retina-inspired motion detector assists machine vision

Fudan University device is less bulky than existing motion recognition platforms.

01 Dec 21
US researchers shrink camera to the size of a salt grain

Princeton, Washington group says micro-camera is based on metasurface studded with 1.6 millon cylindrical posts; it can be produced like a computer chip.

01 Dec 21
Ultrashort-pulse lasers tackle drug-resistant bacteria

Washington University laser treatment kills bugs and minimizes collateral damage.

29 Nov 21
Novel photo method focuses white light onto 6nm spot

Researchers at University of California Riverside have developed a probe to compress lamplight into tiny spot for imaging microstructures.

25 Nov 21
Columbia develops visible light modulator that works without dimming

Based on micro-ring resonators to reduce the size and power demands of visible spectrum phase modulator.

25 Nov 21
Chip-scale microscope specified for high-throughput fluorescence imaging

imec receives ERC grant to develop novel fluorescence microscope-on-chip; and new EC-funded scope project targets “superbugs”.

25 Nov 21
Technion forms fluids into freeform optics

Shaping and solidifying liquid could allow rapid prototyping of novel components.

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