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28 Jul 14
Polymer solar cell reaches 11.5% efficiency

Triple-junction device developed by UCLA research team suggests that more efficiency gains are within reach.

25 Jul 14
UK’s Royal Academy of Engineering rewards photonics innovators

New Research Fellowships recognise high-capacity fiber breakthrough and bloodflow imaging method.

24 Jul 14
European Commission publishes ICT 2015 call

Photonics element of Horizon 2020 focuses on data centers, laser-based manufacturing and photonic integrated circuits.

15 Jul 14
Daylight to work on UV laser for helicopter protection

US firm awarded small business innovation research project by US Army.

10 Jul 14
'Longlife' organic solar cells embedded in glass

Fraunhofer IAP works with Corning glass to extend life of carbon-based PV system.

10 Jul 14
imec maximizes silicon solar cell efficiency

Partnership achieves 21.5% conversion with large area industrial crystalline-silicon n-PERT design.

09 Jul 14
Hollow fibers carry UV light without loss or damage

New PCF optical waveguides improve precision investigations in physics, chemistry and life sciences.

09 Jul 14
Fraunhofer merges COMEDD and FEP centers in Dresden

Shared resources will benefit development of both flexible organics and OLED-based micro displays.

03 Jul 14
Overcoming light scattering in bio-sample imaging

Single-pixel optical system developed in Spain uses compressive sensing to see deeper inside tissues.

02 Jul 14
Femtosecond lasers to pinpoint drug delivery

Laser-assisted targeted drug delivery promises pinpoint treatment for conditions such as Parkinson’s Disease; could replace systemic approach that damages healthy tissues.

02 Jul 14
Mini fiber-optic monitor embedded in composite

Researchers at Imec and Ghent University, Belgium, develop photonics strain-monitoring system for polymers and composite structures.

27 Jun 14
Light echo technique can 'see around corners'

Bonn team revises earlier MIT approach to refining out-of-view image reconstruction.

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