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22 Feb 12
Cree claims new LED benchmark

Two new products demonstrate the company's faith in silicon carbide-based LEDs for performance and efficacy.

22 Feb 12
Silicon photonics forges ahead

Key figures from the world of silicon photonics update optics.org on the latest progress in this perennially hot topic.

13 Feb 12
Fraunhofer leads project to grow artificial tissues

A European consortium will use laser-based additive manufacturing to produce substrates on which skin grafts can grow.

01 Feb 12
Novel CMOS photodetector provides better images

CMOS-based optoelectronic device supports low-light applications such as fluorescence imaging.

26 Jan 12
PW 2012: Schott surprises with brighter Pb-free fiber

Superior properties of environmentally-friendly Puravis glass fiber give improved transmission.

24 Jan 12
QD Laser shows off new green diode

The frequency-doubled 532 nm diode unveiled at Photonics West indicates that green sources remain the subject of much attention.

18 Jan 12
Imec and Holst team targets flexible OLED displays

With organic LED TVs dominating the tech headlines, a new European collaboration will focus on a 'third wave' of flexible displays.

17 Jan 12
Adaptive optics sees retina rods more clearly

A new grant to the Medical College of Wisconsin will fund further development of a technique to image individual retina cells.

16 Jan 12
Teledyne and Zephyr develop optical interconnects

Collaboration to develop and sell new generation of high-bandwidth optoelectronic devices for military, aerospace and harsh environments.

13 Jan 12
Osram's silicon-based LEDs make the grade

Lighting giant says it could release GaN-on-silicon chips to the market in two years, further reducing the cost of solid-state lighting.

12 Dec 11
IMEC shrinks size and cost of hyperspectral cameras

Integrated Fabry-Perot filters can make HSI systems smaller and more versatile, especially for biomedical applications.

25 Nov 11
Jusung MOCVD tool heralds sharper displays

Korean equipment developer adapts LED production method to make new 'IGZO' thin-film transistors that may feature in Apple's next iPad.

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