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Research & Development
09 Apr 14
Partners demo 400G optical network in Canada

ORION and Alcatel-Lucent claim “first North American 400G network” for research-dedicated link.

03 Apr 14
Ultrafast mirror array enhances gene microscopy

Fraunhofer IPMS develops MEMS mirrors for microscopes; European partners deploying in genetics research.

02 Apr 14
Tyndall team backed to unlock energy in water

€1 million Ireland-US project is the latest attempt to extract ‘clean’ fuel using electrodes and natural light.

27 Mar 14
Perovskite promises solar cell by day, light panel by night

NTU Singapore scientists discover material that could allow touch-and-display screens to double as solar panels.

27 Mar 14
UK and India jointly fund renewable energy R&D projects

UK universities, Indian research center and Tata Steel aim "to revolutionize" solar energy collection and storage techniques.

26 Mar 14
Euro team launches combined SEM-Raman imager

Multi-national research effort to launch novel “RISE” microscope at Analytica 2014 trade show.

20 Mar 14
German trio develops prototype 500mW ultrafast laser

Laser Zentrum Hannover, Menlo Systems and Advanced Optics Solutions collaborate on industrial processing source.

19 Mar 14
Current created in insulator by laser pulse reveals waveform

Promises detector to visualize shape of lightwaves; German-US specialists also anticipate optical means of ultrafast electronic switching.

18 Mar 14
Adaptive optics boosts STED performance

AO can help the technique to operate in 3D mode and see deeper into tissues.

13 Mar 14
IMEC achieves 8.4% conversion in fullerene-free organic PV cell...

...while Vienna University of Technology creates photo-diode from tungsten diselenide.

11 Mar 14
DARPA extends laser weapon range

Latest work in 'Excalibur' project uses new 21-element optical phased array technology.

10 Mar 14
BRAIN Initiative spurs novel imaging technology

As work to understand large-scale neuron activity gains momentum, photonics will come to the fore.

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