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21 Nov 12
Powering lasers by 'waste' heat

Research in Innsbruck suggests surplus heat can be recycled to power a quantum cascade laser.

15 Nov 12
Laser speckle helps penetrate the opaque

Decoding the speckle pattern produced by an opaque scattering layer allows the object hiding behind to be imaged.

15 Nov 12
Vision2012: ‘Ultrasensitive’ photon hunter devised

Novel sensor creates useful images from lowest level of photon interactions.

13 Nov 12
VECTOR project will develop new optical fiber connectors

New FP7 consortium aims to accelerate the deployment of fast fiber-optic networks by simplifying installation.

07 Nov 12
FAMOS consortium prepares to develop new medical lasers

The FP7 research program will design laser sources for use in biophotonics research and as clinical diagnostic tools.

06 Nov 12
DARPA seeks low-cost, multi-band imagers for troops

Agency wants to provide soldiers with portable imaging kit operating in the visible, near-infrared and thermal ranges.

06 Nov 12
Doppler OCT monitors health of embryonic hearts

US researchers develop imaging technique able to visualize both blood flow and inherent stresses.

05 Nov 12
Claes-Göran Wahlström elected Laserlab-Europe coordinator

Lund University's head of atomic physics succeeds Wolfgang Sandner, who will move to the Extreme Light Infrastructure project in eastern Europe.

01 Nov 12
UK Fraunhofer Centre names Martin Dawson as head

Strathclyde optics expert moves next-door to lead applied photonics programs.

31 Oct 12
Optogenetics assists in fight against Parkinson's disease

Lund University will use the technique to study the behavior of transplanted cells in laboratory rats.

29 Oct 12
Optical accelerometer heralds new class of motion sensors

Design from CalTech and University of Rochester uses a photonic crystal nanocavity to create high-resolution chip-scale devices.

22 Oct 12
UK to invest £7M in additive manufacturing

Funding competition designed to help UK become “a world leader in 3D printing”.

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