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29 Jan 20
Block MEMS lands $5.5M to further develop stand-off chemical identifier

US firm’s hyperspectral approach, based around quantum cascade lasers, selected for Phase III of IARPA program.

22 Jan 20
UK-based scientists create bactericidal 3D-printed parts

Such laser-printed materials could halt spread of infections such as MRSA in hospitals.

21 Jan 20
TU Vienna boosts efficiency of THz generation

Improved conversion from mid-IR sources could lead to terahertz optics using table-top lasers.

21 Jan 20
Latest European pilot line will focus on free-form micro-optics

CSEM-led 'PHABULOuS' consortium gets €15M to raise manufacturing readiness levels of free-form micro-optical components.

21 Jan 20
Improved speckle-pattern analysis helps see round corners

Technique from Stanford University and Rice University tackles problem of non-line-of-sight imaging.

16 Jan 20
Israeli Ministry of Defense claims laser weapon breakthrough

Technology overcomes atmospheric turbulence problems to significantly improve laser beam accuracy on long-range targets.

14 Jan 20
EC expands photonics pilot-lines with €15M MedPhab project

Aim of H2020-funded program is to accelerate commercialization of diagnostic devices, cut R&D costs.

08 Jan 20
Optical test using a smartphone spots E. coli in urine

University of Bath project could assist point-of-care diagnosis in developing nations.

07 Jan 20
Infrared radiation from excited molecules reveals tissue composition

Laboratory for Attosecond Physics technique improves sensitivity over existing IR methods.

06 Jan 20
UCSD creates flexible photonic crystal from liquid thin-film metasurface

Development promises all-optical transistors that consume little power and which could enable more powerful computers.

03 Jan 20
VTT develops tool based on AR and AI to support space repairs

European Space Agency has been testing the astronaut assistance tool as part of its training and operations system.

01 Jan 20
Researchers produce first laser ultrasound images of humans

Technique may help remotely image and assess health of infants, burn victims, and accident survivors in hard-to-reach places.

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