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29 Sep 21
Photonex 2021: Glasgow University launches Centre for Quantum Technology

$1 million joint funding from SPIE and university to establish Glasgow as internationally recognised center of excellence for quantum.

29 Sep 21
FBH gets into the yellow-green with diode sources for ophthalmology

Berlin research institute will also showcase advances in UV LEDs and high-power laser diodes at next week’s ‘Photonics Days’ event.

27 Sep 21
Laser process can cut industrial chemical usage in vehicle manufacture

LIS (laser interference structuring) treats aluminum alloy for corrosion protection.

15 Sep 21
SPIE Optical Systems Design: freeform lens shrinks desktop laser cutters

Novel beam shaper developed at Vrije University Brussels also enables deeper cuts with compact diode laser systems.

14 Sep 21
SLIM technique assists Covid-19 detection

Beckman Institute and partners employ spatial light-interference microscopy to spot virus.

13 Sep 21
SPIE Security+Defence: TopGaN targets quantum with blue laser diodes

State-of-the-art optical clocks and quantum gravity sensors set to benefit from narrow-linewidth emitters.

10 Sep 21
Vector Photonics lands support for 1310 nm 'PCSEL' development

Work on low-power photonic crystal emitters for data center interconnects wins £600,000 from Innovate UK and seed funders.

09 Sep 21
Argonne-led group’s ‘pivotal’ nanomaterial promises better LEDs

US and Taiwan partners develop stable perovskite nanocrystals to extend LED lifetime.

08 Sep 21
Color-changing coating offers new responsive materials

TUE research into how liquid crystals respond to wavelength could be used in energy-saving smart windows.

07 Sep 21
Laser Doppler vibrometry brings more accurate microphone calibration

NIST technique improves over traditional non-optical methods.

06 Sep 21
LANL scientists developing electrically-pumped lasers from colloidal Q-dots

Team reports progress overcoming conceptual challenges promises new lasers for medicine, computing, and research.

02 Sep 21
Denmark’s DTU demonstrates tiny ‘Fano’ laser

Novel microscopic source “offers advantages over other lasers”, with applications in integrated photonics and optical sensors.

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