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Research & Development
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.

17 Jan 18
International R&D venture to probe quantum optics

New Max Planck Harvard Research Center for Quantum Optics brings together researchers from two leading quantum photonics centers.

10 Jan 18
Mellanox to cease 1550nm silicon photonics development

Such business is "not accretive", around 100 staff to be cut; but impact will be minimal on transceivers, VOAs, and LinkX cable business.

08 Jan 18
Block MEMS wins $10.7M funding for QCL-based explosive detector

Second phase of funding under IARPA program follows successful demonstration of stand-off threat detection.

03 Jan 18
Laser scanner diagnoses eye diseases before vision loss occurs

SFU University (Canada) develops novel retinal imaging technology, which could revolutionize eyecare.

03 Jan 18
Modified quantum dots cut the cost of solar power

Los Alamos National Lab researchers create more efficient double-pane solar windows that also create shading.

02 Jan 18
Robotics researchers use MV cameras to control self-drive mining vehicles

New vision system approach achieves higher-precision results than earlier laser-based systems, says QUT, Queensland team.

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