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19 Apr 13
UK team lands £1M for quantum-dot solar cells on silicon

Alwyn Seeds and Huiyun Liu from University College London aim to develop high-efficiency devices on cheap silicon substrates.

17 Apr 13
NTU Singapore opens Centre for Optical & Laser Engineering

To boost competitiveness of local tech firms; SMEs “to benefit from innovations in optics”.

16 Apr 13
Biophotonics in the spotlight at UCL

Photonex conference hears of new photonics tools for life science applications.

15 Apr 13
Spectrolab beats unconcentrated PV efficiency record

Boeing subsidiary hits 37.8% with multijunction cell design.

12 Apr 13
Fraunhofer upgrade provides OLED pilot line

A new cluster tool at the Fraunhofer COMEDD in Dresden supports applications in displays, sensors and medicine.

08 Apr 13
BAE Systems lands $20M for LIDAR minesweeper development

US Navy wants airborne system to protect personnel moving between ship and shore.

04 Apr 13
LZH files patent for 'optical CT scan'

Scanning laser optical tomography could be used to generate high-resolution images of entire organs.

03 Apr 13
Scientists propose fiber laser approach for 'next Large Hadron Collider'

Massive arrays of fiber lasers could be the driving force behind next-generation particle accelerators. Other benefits expected to be in nuclear waste remediation and medicine.

27 Mar 13
Graphene ‘multiplies’ power of light

International research team led by ICFO (UPC, Catalunya), MIT and Max Planck hail graphene photo-conversion.

25 Mar 13
Intuitive Surgical sees virtue in robots with vision

Robot-assisted surgery is a boon for clinicians and patients, but incorporation of bioimaging is at an early stage.

18 Mar 13
Tunable VCSEL brings new depth to OCT

The versatile new source dramatically improves the scan rates and imaging range of the technique.

13 Mar 13
Project aims to double LED lighting efficiency

€11.8m NEWLED European project to boost efficiency of white LEDs with “superlattices”.

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