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09 Feb 11
SunShot initiative targets grid-parity PV by 2020

US Department of Energy program with echoes of Kennedy's "moon-shot" goal begins with a $27M investment in solar technologies (updated Feb 14).

03 Feb 11
Doors open at new silicon photonics foundry

Intel-backed OpSIS officially kicked off on February 1, and is now looking for partners and to recruit staff interested in silicon photonics.

26 Jan 11
Oxford spin-out touts printed solar cells

Start-up company believes that its organic solar cell technology has potential to reach conversion efficiencies of around 10%.

18 Jan 11
Multiphoton microscopy aids bird flu fight

UK collaboration uses fluorescence resonance energy transfer technique to study interaction between viruses and chicken cells.

22 Dec 10
Scaled ultrafast power to speed industrial uptake

A German team produces the first femtosecond laser system with kilowatt-level average power and good beam quality.

16 Dec 10
Photonics projects get $7.4M in NIST funding

Organic PV and novel LCD technology are among the latest projects to receive financial backing as part of NIST's Technology Innovation Program.

14 Dec 10
Osram set for green diode ramp in 2012

Researchers at the German company have won the 2010 Beckurts Prize for their development of direct green semiconductor emitters.

09 Dec 10
Northrop's 100kW laser weapon runs for six hours

Defense contractor claims unparalleled performance from its Joint High Power Solid State Laser.

07 Dec 10
SUSS, Rolith to develop nanoimprint litho

SUSS MicroTec and start-up company Rolith are working on a prototype near-field optical lithography technique for large-area nanostructuring.

29 Nov 10
Soraa lasers show record single-mode power

West-Coast start-up is producing semi-polar and non-polar nitride semiconductor lasers that outperform conventional designs.

29 Nov 10
LWIR camera sets new standard for sensitivity

French project develops long-wavelength infrared mercury cadmium telluride camera with milli-Kelvin thermal resolution.

19 Nov 10
Helios project shows silicon laser progress

EU-funded project to make silicon photonics technology widely available demonstrates CMOS-compatible laser and modulator fabrication processes.

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