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12 Dec 12
Photonics drives electronic switching towards light speed

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

12 Dec 12
Photonic crystal sensor refines blood testing

Treated fine membrane promises "nano-particle diagnosis" of patients with heart disease, cancer at an earlier stage.

05 Dec 12
US Govt. grants Universal Display $150,000 award

SBIR Phase I grant to support white, high-efficiency OLED lighting development.

05 Dec 12
Belgian team develops “LCD” contact-lens display

Researchers say prototype could be used in medicine, or lead to adaptable “in-eye” sunglasses.

30 Nov 12
US Navy backs femtosecond lasers for IR countermeasures

Naval Air Systems Command awards $1 million for Raydiance to tailor its system for military applications.

28 Nov 12
EU group founds training network for PV research

Focusing on kesterites, Cu/Zn-based minerals, which promise economical, sustainable solar cells.

22 Nov 12
Artificial lens mimics human eye's natural design

A structure built from thousands of polymer nanolayers produces a gradient of refractive responses within a single lens.

21 Nov 12
Powering lasers by 'waste' heat

Research in Innsbruck suggests surplus heat can be recycled to power a quantum cascade laser.

15 Nov 12
Laser speckle helps penetrate the opaque

Decoding the speckle pattern produced by an opaque scattering layer allows the object hiding behind to be imaged.

15 Nov 12
Vision2012: ‘Ultrasensitive’ photon hunter devised

Novel sensor creates useful images from lowest level of photon interactions.

13 Nov 12
VECTOR project will develop new optical fiber connectors

New FP7 consortium aims to accelerate the deployment of fast fiber-optic networks by simplifying installation.

07 Nov 12
FAMOS consortium prepares to develop new medical lasers

The FP7 research program will design laser sources for use in biophotonics research and as clinical diagnostic tools.

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