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24 Oct 18
Laser-cut live body simulator chip wins design award

Fraunhofer IWS scientists expect animal testing ban, so microsystems are needed for medical and cosmetic tests.

22 Oct 18
ASML, imec set up new high-NA optics lab for EUV lithography

Accelerated development should see next-generation tool shipped by the end of 2022.

18 Oct 18
ELI Beamlines reports 'first' generation of high-order harmonic

Successful culmination of year-long installation of the L1-ALLEGRA laser, the L1-E1 beam transport, and of the HHG beamline near Prague.

17 Oct 18
Germany splashes further €15m in quantum networks R&D project

Fraunhofer HHI joins new Q.Link.X consortium, funded by Ministry of Education & Research; aims to achieve secure optical networks.

16 Oct 18
Hamamatsu develops bright supercontinuum source

Japanese photonics giant delivers stable source equivalent to xenon lamps; allows high-precision measurements.

10 Oct 18
Muses platform delivers first hyperspectral images

Revealing analysis of Alabama’s landscape achieved by Teledyne’s Earth-scanning Muses platform.

10 Oct 18
Laser threshold magnetometry senses weak magnetic fields

Fraunhofer project employs NV-doped diamond as a laser medium.

04 Oct 18
Ultra-thin meta-lens enables fully-focused all-color imaging

Development at Columbia University overcomes problem of dispersion of different wavelengths; diverse applications.

03 Oct 18
Germany’s ‘Excellence Strategy’ to splash €2.7 bn on hi-tech R&D

57 new “Clusters of Excellence” – several focused on photonics – and substantial funding for next seven years.

02 Oct 18
Gentex and Teledyne win substantial DoD funding for laser safety eyewear

Pilot safety development product contracts are worth up to $98 million each, deliverable by 2024.

01 Oct 18
UK-Singapore team to build quantum satellite link

Quantum key distribution (QKD) test bed to be based on CubeSat standard; 2021 operations targeted.

27 Sep 18
imec combines solar cells to drive efficiencies above 30%

CIGS or silicon solar cells are integrated with perovskite to use different parts of spectrum boosting overall output.

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