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Research & Development
20 Nov 13
UK funds development of laser-printable paper biosensors

Paper-based tests for disease biomarkers could transform patient diagnostics.

15 Nov 13
High-brightness laser diodes grow in power and deployments

Photonex conference hears of progress in performance – and application of – high power diode lasers.

14 Nov 13
Swiss researchers boost CIGS efficiency to 20.4%

Refined recipe for high-efficiency solar cells, using sodium and potassium doping, published in Nature Materials.

06 Nov 13
Novel QCL generates 1W of terahertz output

TU Vienna researchers develop symmetrical cascade laser to boost power. Applications in identifying molecular "fingerprints".

06 Nov 13
UK-Russia partnership developing new photonics R&D center

Universities of Aston and Novosibirsk establish Russian research pole for fiber-optics, lasers and nonlinear photonics.

30 Oct 13
UK cancer imaging centers win £35m funding boost

Nationwide initiative to develop cutting-edge imaging technologies for research.

29 Oct 13
EU funds development of ultrafast disk lasers

University of Stuttgart will lead two international consortia with distinct objectives.

29 Oct 13
UK’s first laser vibrometry test facility opening in early 2014

ASDEC, a partnership between the University of Leicester and Polytec, to offer new robot-mounted R&D facilities for automotive and engineering systems designers.

29 Oct 13
Metamaterial lens promises clinical diagnoses

Terahertz device produced by University of Sydney team could lead to new microscopes 'within two or three years'.

23 Oct 13
Rail tracks embedded with fiber optics to boost safety

UK Institute of Railway Research project demos "smart", modular, all-steel tracks.

22 Oct 13
Aluminum studs make solar cells 25% more efficient

"Lego" brick design shown to make better - and cheaper - energy converters.

16 Oct 13
Pulsed laser delivers single photons on demand

“Breakthrough” research project at University of Sydney progresses quantum computing technology.

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