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25 Nov 20
LLNL's 3D-printed glass approach enhances optical design flexibility

Multi-material 3D printing creates tailored gradient RI optics that promise better military eyewear and VR goggles.

17 Nov 20
Brillouin spectroscopy offers route to probing cell dynamics

University of Exeter measures properties of biopolymers as models of biological tissues.

11 Nov 20
Ultra-thin photodetectors offer route to smart glass materials

Penn State integrates photodetectors with Gorilla Glass for use in sensing and infrastructure.

10 Nov 20
UK, Canada launch bilateral quantum drive

Partnership backs eight new projects looking to commercialize quantum technologies, as industry giants BT, BP, and BAE Systems join the UK's quantum sensors hub.

09 Nov 20
Trumpf and Sick developing 'first' industrial quantum sensor

Successful functional test of quantum optical sensor; market for quantum sensors considered to be €1.1 billion by 2023.

05 Nov 20
FLOWER power optical sensor: another tool in Covid-19 battle

University of Arizona’s “whispering” development involved in hunt for compounds to cut virus binding to receptor in the lungs.

04 Nov 20
MIT and Waterloo announce high-power, portable QCL

Device generates terahertz radiation outside of a laboratory and at much higher temperatures.

04 Nov 20
MAX-FRESH project sorts fresh fruit and rotting vegetables

Multi-species gas sensor will help maximize yields of produce and profits.

03 Nov 20
Wearable solar concentrators offer power generation from textiles

Swiss project improves light absorption of flexible luminescent materials.

28 Oct 20
Frequency combs yield high-resolution spectra in almost complete darkness

Max-Planck Institute develops photon-level broadband spectroscopy and interferometry.

27 Oct 20
Multifocus imaging captures 3D views of live cells

Boston University platform could assist in several bioimaging applications.

21 Oct 20
Optical transmission boosted by forming fibers under pressure

Japan-US research team demonstrates that silica fiber signal loss can be cut by 50%.

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