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31 Dec 19
NIST: Counting photons now routine enough to need standards

So the Institute is developing standards to evaluate and compare Single Photon Detectors to benchmarks.

30 Dec 19
NUS Singapore develops large-area, flexible NIR LEDs

Each covers an area of 900 mm2 using low-cost methods and several orders of magnitude larger than usually possible.

24 Dec 19
On-chip light source produces range of wavelengths

Silicon-based device “like a nanoscale optical parametric oscillator” could enable variety of photonic applications.

17 Dec 19
LZH develops laser to search for water on the Moon

LUVMI-X project developing laser to find water / other volatiles in polar regions.

17 Dec 19
‘Ghost imaging’ speeds up super-resolution microscopy

New nanoscopy approach to capture biological processes occurring inside cells at sub-ms speeds.

16 Dec 19
Photonic pH sensor could advance studies of tissue regeneration

Developer NIST says design could be used to indicate calcium, cell growth factor and some antibodies.

11 Dec 19
Ultra-mini microendoscope produces higher-quality images

Johns Hopkins lensless scope is just a few hundred nanometers across yet can capture images of live neuron activity.

09 Dec 19
VTT produces optical fiber made from cellulose

Optical cellulose fiber could enable detecting changes in moisture level of buildings.

05 Dec 19
UbiQD wins NASA follow-up for hydroponics in space

Los Alamos spin-out tailoring solar spectrum with quantum dots to grow crops in orbit.

05 Dec 19
Laser implosion milestone closes the gap on fusion developments

University of Rochester led group says its latest laser-plasma achievement addresses significant gap in fusion research.

04 Dec 19
Electro-optical device provides solution to faster computing

Developed by Advanced Nanoscale Engineering research group at the University of Oxford.

03 Dec 19
Diffuse reflectance spectroscopy examines tumors after treatment

Netherlands Cancer Institute study suggests neoadjuvant chemotherapy does not interfere with spectral imaging.

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