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11 Feb 20
Laser-etched nanostructures offer control of light absorption

University of Rochester project could lead to more efficient solar power generation.

10 Feb 20
European group developing a 1kW dot matrix ultrafast laser

"MultigrAVE" project aiming to carve flow-optimised surfaces in metal surfaces, imitating shark skin.

06 Feb 20
Laser fluorescence plus x-ray absorption reveals structure of sprays

Lund University technique promises new insights into industrial processes and combustion of fuels.

30 Jan 20
Novel microscope views ultrafast processes at quantum scale

MPG's so-called quantum HD camera allows precise tracking of electron movements in individual atoms.

29 Jan 20
Block MEMS lands $5.5M to further develop stand-off chemical identifier

US firm’s hyperspectral approach, based around quantum cascade lasers, selected for Phase III of IARPA program.

22 Jan 20
UK-based scientists create bactericidal 3D-printed parts

Such laser-printed materials could halt spread of infections such as MRSA in hospitals.

21 Jan 20
TU Vienna boosts efficiency of THz generation

Improved conversion from mid-IR sources could lead to terahertz optics using table-top lasers.

21 Jan 20
Latest European pilot line will focus on free-form micro-optics

CSEM-led 'PHABULOuS' consortium gets €15M to raise manufacturing readiness levels of free-form micro-optical components.

21 Jan 20
Improved speckle-pattern analysis helps see round corners

Technique from Stanford University and Rice University tackles problem of non-line-of-sight imaging.

16 Jan 20
Israeli Ministry of Defense claims laser weapon breakthrough

Technology overcomes atmospheric turbulence problems to significantly improve laser beam accuracy on long-range targets.

14 Jan 20
EC expands photonics pilot-lines with €15M MedPhab project

Aim of H2020-funded program is to accelerate commercialization of diagnostic devices, cut R&D costs.

08 Jan 20
Optical test using a smartphone spots E. coli in urine

University of Bath project could assist point-of-care diagnosis in developing nations.

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