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11 Feb 14
ELI project takes shape with Femtolasers deal

Key milestone in the establishment of a 'CERN for laser research' in eastern Europe.

30 Jan 14
New quantum theory promises higher efficiency solar cells

Canadian-US partnership driving organic solar cell performance beyond 10%.

30 Jan 14
UK military seeking new photonics R&D ideas

Government call for novel optical and IR sensing proposals for defense applications.

29 Jan 14
Lockheed laser weapon hits 30kW

Defense contractor says that spectral beam combining delivers 'weapons grade' beam.

23 Jan 14
Novel solar cell based on TiO2, graphene and perovskite

Achieves high efficiency of 15.6% with potential for low-temperature, bulk manufacture.

22 Jan 14
Centre for Nanoscale BioPhotonics studies cellular-level processes

Adelaide-based program brings nanotechnology and photonics together to move beyond bioimaging techniques.

21 Jan 14
€2M grant for lens-free metastatic cancer cell imager

IMEC-led work is among more than a dozen optics-related projects to receive European Research Council backing.

21 Jan 14
Novel scope measures high-speed laser waveforms

Max Planck group leads German collaboration to profile femtosecond waveforms; reveals reaction processes.

15 Jan 14
High-speed laser project aims for the stars

Scottish-led “Metrocomb” project to develop frequency-comb fs lasers to help find smaller planets and detect real time biological threats.

14 Jan 14
Smarter vision system teaches robots to place parts

Allows accurate picking of randomly-oriented components, cuts costs.

09 Jan 14
Low-cost, perovskite PV device achieves 12% efficiency

University of Valenica develops "high efficiency" solar cell from safe, abundant raw materials.

08 Jan 14
UK backs photonics manufacturing feasibility studies

Potential applications in pharmaceuticals, security and electronics will be put to the test in £3.6 million funding round.

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