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01 May 19
3-D printed microscope promising for medical diagnostics

Low-cost, high-spec scope from University of Connecticut suits low-resource situations, such as in developing countries.

01 May 19
Hamamatsu develops diode-pumped pulsed laser that delivers 117J

Helium-cooled source suited to industrial applications, promising “new areas of laser processing,” says firm.

01 May 19
Quantum Xchange tests Toshiba’s QKD network and doubles capacity

Capacity of first US quantum-secured optical network "Phio" boosted, making affordable secure communications for Wall Street traders.

30 Apr 19
Nichia launches 280nm deep UV LED

Design allows for system miniaturization and long-life solutions where previous technologies could not; also intended to replace mercury lamps.

30 Apr 19
Standard fiber bundles offer route to 3D optical biopsies

RMIT University gathers data for stereo imaging from the fiber bundles commonly used in 2D endoscopy.

25 Apr 19
Project IDAM aims to add 3D printing to car making

BMBF research project targets integrating metal AM into automotive series processes across Germany.

23 Apr 19
Laser powers needle-free microjet injection

University of Twente develops method to inject “smart tattoos” for potential health monitoring options.

23 Apr 19
Zero-gravity optical fiber drawing experiment arrives in orbit

Kit developed by Physical Optics Corporation expected to produce high-performance fiber on board International Space Station.

12 Apr 19
SmartVIZ project explores innovative visualization using micro LEDs

Osram, ASM AMICRA and Fraunhofer IISB working on brighter, more efficient lighting solutions than LCDs or OLEDs.

09 Apr 19
Penn State discovers new type of optical glass

Novel germanosilicate glass range made by adding zinc oxide exhibits good lens properties.

09 Apr 19
EPFL designs versatile supercontinuum source

New combination of fiber laser and waveguide could help adoptiom of chip-integrated sensing technology.

08 Apr 19
LLNL develops new method to improve laser-material interaction

Picosecond pulses for laser ablation paves the way for use of lower-energy, cheaper lasers.

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