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22 Jan 13
PhoxTroT developing new optical interconnects

Fraunhofer-led consortium seeks a generic building block to extend performance and consume less energy.

22 Jan 13
NEC and Corning achieve petabit optical transmission

Novel multicore fiber design enables 1015 bits per second.

14 Jan 13
US to invest millions in laser detection of IEDs

QCL developer BlockMEMS adapts its scanner to spot disturbed soil clues.

09 Jan 13
Vulcan Laser refocuses on electron acceleration experiments

New mirror improves research potential of UK-based high energy laser.

09 Jan 13
Solar Frontier cells hit record 19.7% efficiency

Japanese company breaks decade-old record with thin-film CIS cells said to be suited to mass production.

09 Jan 13
Optical strontium clock to refine accuracy of second

German team measures effect of temperature on strontium atoms, cutting measurement uncertainty by order of magnitude.

08 Jan 13
Conical refraction laser R&D project takes off

HiCore project wins £1.2m funding - high brightness CR lasers offer diverse applications.

20 Dec 12
DILAS-led project to develop high-brilliance diode bars

German diode laser specialist heads up three-year "BRIDLE" project backed by the European Commission.

19 Dec 12
Gooch & Housego begins HALO laser R&D project

International High power Adaptable Laser beams of various types to be developed for materials processing.

19 Dec 12
Rheinmetall demos 50kW 'HEL' laser weapon

Testing included the entire operational sequence from target detection, tracking through engagement and destruction.

19 Dec 12
Kuwaitis join forces with IMEC to work on silicon solar cells

Kuwait University signs up to join the Belgian microelectronics research hub’s industrial affiliation program.

12 Dec 12
Photonics drives electronic switching towards light speed

Interaction between shortest light pulses and insulators promises electronic switching in the petahertz domain.

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