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21 May 13
DVD optics for on-the-spot HIV testing

Using a DVD drive as a laser scanning microscope could make blood analysis faster and cheaper.

13 May 13
Camera sees through arthropod-inspired eye

Optical system based on the design of compound eyes allows wide field of view and infinite depth of field.

08 May 13
Silicon photonics specialists join forces to progress technology

MOSIS collaborates with imec, Tyndall and ePIXfab to offer customers advanced design and prototyping services.

08 May 13
Dual-color lasers promise cheap, efficient LED lighting

Such technology could be used for solid state lighting, full color displays, and sources for fluorescence bio and chemical detection.

08 May 13
UCL hones biophotonics expertise

A trio of projects indicate the variety of biophotonics research underway at University College, London.

01 May 13
OCT measurement offers route to improved optical lenses

Greater understanding of “S-GRIN” lens structure boosts design and performance.

01 May 13
Nanostructures boost solar cell efficiency

"Black silicon" coating almost eliminates reflection losses of solar radiation.

25 Apr 13
Physicists find right (and left) solution for on-chip optics

Novel nanoscale device converts optical signal into waves that travel through metal.

24 Apr 13
OLED color ‘predictable’ by new modeling technique

Manufacture to be "more efficient, lower cost" from greater knowledge of electronic processes.

22 Apr 13
Fraunhofer Center for Applied Photonics opens in Glasgow

First UK Fraunhofer, focusing on solid state lasers, based at Strathclyde University.

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”.

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