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Research & Development
17 Feb 22
LZH innovates joining of large area thermoplastics by multifocal laser optics

Novel type of welding head enables thermoplastic-thermoplastic and to metal welding.

17 Feb 22
Photonics21 reports on group research to identify priorities for Horizon Europe

Preliminary list of project proposals based on inputs from 1,500 European photonics experts at 10 virtual meetings held in 2021.

16 Feb 22
Researchers use ‘disorder inorganic nanocrystals’ to set new ultrathin solar cell record

Team from ICFO, UCL, and Imperial (London) say that AgBiS2 nanocrystals are emerging as “star players” for low-cost PV.

16 Feb 22
National Robotarium develops optics-assisted robotic surgery

Funding from EPSRC will support research into assessing tumor margins.

15 Feb 22
European project looks to 'reinvent' lithium niobate for photonics

ELENA effort working towards enhanced performance for PICs, lidar, and quantum applications.

15 Feb 22
New SESAM design solves mid-IR bottleneck

Shanghai Jiao Tong University project paves the way for improved ultrafast mode-locked lasers.

09 Feb 22
Riken laminates organic PVs onto curved surfaces

Heat-shrink method could expand the capabilities of shaped electronic devices.

09 Feb 22
US trio to develop photonic processor for autonomous vehicles

Lightmatter, Harvard and Boston University team collaborates on IARPA-funded research project.

08 Feb 22
Leica Microsystems ready to welcome researchers at EMBL Imaging Centre

Collaborative research in the state-of-the-art imaging centre, to be expanded in Heidelberg, Germany.

07 Feb 22
UK's DSTL researching materials to better protect optical sensors against laser attack

Trials conducted to assess novel protection filters on military system cameras against high-intensity lasers.

03 Feb 22
Optochemical FFP2 mask alerts wearer when CO2 safe limit is exceeded

University of Granada develops system based on novel gas sensor and signal processing electronics.

02 Feb 22
Satellite power to be revolutionized by ‘laser beaming’

University of Surrey and Space Power address challenge of powering satellites in low Earth orbit when in darkness.

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