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02 Nov 17
Optical fiber-illuminated pajamas treat jaundiced newborns

"Satin weave" onesie frees babies from incubators, while delivering blue light photo-therapy more safely, says EMPA.

31 Oct 17
Laser pulse shrinks to 43 attoseconds

ETH Zurich team hits new record-breaking mark, beating previous best of 53 attoseconds set at University of Central Florida.

30 Oct 17
Silicon photonics spectrometer senses methane gas

IBM researchers say absorption spectroscopy platform can be extended into 'fingerprint' mid-infrared spectrum.

26 Oct 17
Novel optical receiver design significantly boosts broadband speed

UNLOC project receiver is simpler and cheaper, requiring just a quarter of the detectors used in conventional devices.

25 Oct 17
Lasertel wins $1 million contract to make laser diodes for US military

As part of DARPA’s EUCLID Program, US company will develop lightweight diode pumps for fiber lasers.

25 Oct 17
US National Photonics Initiative urges quantum investment

Testimony to House of Representatives committee includes petition for $500M in new public funding.

23 Oct 17
QCL key to Harvard SEAS bridging the ‘terahertz gap’

Optical frequency comb in a quantum cascade laser offers novel way to generate “elusive” terahertz frequencies.

18 Oct 17
Quantum Technologies Flagship prepares for the coming quantum revolution

EC initiative announces research agenda designed to ensure European competitiveness.

17 Oct 17
Germany splashes €33m on new Center for High-Efficiency Solar Cells

Cornerstone laid for a new photovoltaics-focused research and development laboratory building at Fraunhofer ISE in Freiburg.

17 Oct 17
Sumitomo achieves 10 petabit/s over multicore, multimode fiber

Company says record-breaking result will contribute towards technology to support post-5G mobile communications.

11 Oct 17
European pair promise 'single-nanometer accuracy' patterning tool for optics

Semiconductor equipment firms SwissLitho and EV Group continue collaboration initiated under European research project.

11 Oct 17
CorNeat Vision tackles corneal injury and blindness

New design of synthetic cornea integrates artificial optics within resident ocular tissue.

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