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08 Jul 20
Nanostructures based on butterfly wings boost solar cell performance

University of Oulu predicts enhanced light harvesting efficiency of Si-based photovoltaics.

07 Jul 20
ORC spinout Covesion launches R&D projects for PPLN crystals

Periodically-poled lithium niobate crystal developer gains funding from Innovate UK for two 18-month programs.

01 Jul 20
LZH's Moonrise project simulates 3D-printing on the moon

Research project in which moondust is laser-melted under lunar conditions suggests moon-based manufacturing is feasible.

01 Jul 20
German team produces 'Damascus Steel' by 3D laser-printing

Max-Planck and Fraunhofer ILT create the hard-yet-tough "sword steel" crystal structure; suited to various applications in industry.

30 Jun 20
Plug-and-play lens brings adaptive optics to commercial platforms

Group including Delft University of Technology simplifies adoption of adaptive techniques.

25 Jun 20
TU Vienna develops 'ordered' laser light using turbulence

Team from Vienna, Milan, Harvard and Yale universities create frequency combs with quantum cascade lasers.

24 Jun 20
EU project touts 100 Gb/s silicon photonics transceiver module

Development under recently completed COSMICC effort said to meet both cost and power reduction demands.

24 Jun 20
Quantum-inspired detection improves OCT imaging

University of Auckland project lowers light power needed when imaging sensitive organs.

23 Jun 20
NIST and UCSB develop amplifier-free optical comb-on-chip

Developers says their design for this precision "optical rule" could revolutionize clocks, telescopes, telecoms.

17 Jun 20
ESA’s latest CubeSat PICASSO to analyze the atmosphere

Mission to filter sunlight in earth’s surroundings to monitor damage to the ozone layer.

17 Jun 20
CIASM microscopy shows details of the cellular neighborhood

Stanford University technique pinpoints proteins within bacterial cells.

16 Jun 20
Metasurfaces allow ultra-thin camera lenses

Chalmers University of Technology technique offers easier route to metalens manufacture.

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