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22 Oct 15
Transatlantic partners invest $5m in diamond R&D center

Michigan State University and Fraunhofer IWS expand US devices and coatings center as applications grow.

20 Oct 15
Deformable mirrors 'tame' turbulence for laser weapon

Lockheed Martin claims breakthrough after nearly 60 flight tests of 'aero-optic' beam control system.

20 Oct 15
New metamaterial enables refractive index of zero

Development by Harvard SEAS offers "new possibilities" for integrated optics, telecoms applications and research.

14 Oct 15
Photonics start-ups pitch for UK collaborations

'Collaboration Nation' event in London looks to connect innovators with venture finance and commercialization partners.

14 Oct 15
Orbiting Rainbows aims to bring exoplanets into focus

NASA project could form optical structures from orbiting swarms to image distant objects.

06 Oct 15
UK investing £12m in quantum technology fellowship program

Photonics-related research projects are key to EPSRC's quantum science ambitions; nationwide participation.

01 Oct 15
Swiss group develops 'most stable light source' for satellite tests

A light source with sufficient stability to use as a reference for qualifying exoplanet exploratory CCD sensors.

30 Sep 15
Trumpf sets up Berlin diode center

Subsidiary will work in close cooperation with laser diode experts at the local Ferdinand-Braun-Institut.

28 Sep 15
Optical 'rectenna' converts light to direct current

Prototype device combines functions of an antenna and a rectifier diode component at optical wavelengths.

24 Sep 15
New detector reduces uncertainty in LED efficacy measurements

Finnish team's PQED device could smooth acceptance of LEDs as photometric standards.

23 Sep 15
Laser pulses enable high-sensitivity molecular fingerprinting

ICFO and MPQ/LMU develop light source with unprecedented sensitivity to identify tell-tale signs of cancer.

23 Sep 15
Lensless technique catches the small details

Customized version of coherent diffraction imaging leads to improved resolution.

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