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20 Feb 18
3D-printable 'clip' converts smart phone to microscope

Technology providing 5 µm resolution imagery but requiring no external light source made freely downloadable by Australian developers.

20 Feb 18
Corneal inlay offers new solution to presbyopia

University of Valencia implant corrects the condition by acting as a diffractive lens.

13 Feb 18
FORTH develops bioresorbable fiber Bragg gratings

Optical fiber sensors that can be safely implanted into the body could assist diagnosis and treatment.

12 Feb 18
VTT’s hyperspectral technology puts AI into consumer devices

Economically measures wavelengths not visible to the human eye; applications in food and consumer product safety.

06 Feb 18
Integrated metasurface converts wavelengths in a waveguide

Researchers at Harvard and Columbia develop system to convert one wavelength of light into another without phase-matching.

31 Jan 18
Super-resolution technique images quantum dots in semiconductors

Ruhr-University Bochum and University of Basel project uses quantum switches to boost resolution.

30 Jan 18
New sensor offers improved measurement of electric field strengths

TU Wien MEMS device built around optical element is less prone to distortion than comparable devices.

25 Jan 18
OCT with tunable lens allows whole-eye imaging

New technique allows an OCT platform to image both the retina and the anterior chamber of the eye.

24 Jan 18
PTB develops frequency doubler for transportable UV lasers

For precise control of optical atomic clocks outside the lab, with various measurement benefits.

23 Jan 18
Fraunhofer IOF to present quantum laser at Photonics West

Also: organic nanostructure-based antireflective coatings covering UV to near IR, and 75% lighter AM-created metal mirrors.

18 Jan 18
Photonics-based research to test limits of quantum theory

€4.4m European 'TEQ' project to investigate universal background noise by laser.

17 Jan 18
UK marks Year of Engineering with £6.6m new funding for R&D

Photonics-heavy research projects part of new investment package into high-tech firms and universities.

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