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26 Jul 12
Transfer printing shrinks on-chip lasers

New surface-emitting laser design could improve speed and efficiency of optical connections.

25 Jul 12
Cymer reports improved EUV optics performance

New coating on collector for extreme ultraviolet source increases effective lifetime by 50%.

25 Jul 12
Amplified 'weak' IR light shows PV, medical potential

Dutch researchers harvest infrared photons, amplify power 3300 times in technique inspired by photosynthesis.

20 Jul 12
Imec puts silicon photonics on 300 mm wafers

Demonstration of functional components brings Si photonics closer to CMOS standards.

18 Jul 12
White LEDs formed directly onto paper

PhD project’s ‘first’ achievement of direct to paper fabrication of pure white LEDs promises new illumination capabilities as well as humidity sensors and cheap photovoltaic devices.

17 Jul 12
Solexel reveals ultra-thin, high-performance PV cell

California start-up emerges from stealth mode at Intersolar trade show with disruptive-sounding PV technology.

11 Jul 12
InfiniLED agrees partnership with Tyndall Institute

Company aims to bring the first µLED-based products to market before the end of 2012.

05 Jul 12
First ‘heralded’ single photon silicon source shown

US-Italian "Hark!" group develop novel practical photon source with positive implications for high speed optical communications.

05 Jul 12
Gigaphoton's extreme UV source hits 5.2% efficiency

Japanese maker of lithography light sources says that it is first to surpass commercially significant milestone.

04 Jul 12
New Dresden Fraunhofer for OLED and solar R&D

Research and development spin out of Fraunhofer IPMS to focus on "in-demand" OLED display and solar cell technologies.

27 Jun 12
‘Solar leaders’ to develop US CIGS roadmap

Aim is to accelerate the deployment of copper indium gallium selenide manufacturing; to play critical role in building competitive US photovoltaic sector.

20 Jun 12
Novel digital camera snaps 50,000 megapixel images

Developers predict that "next generation" of gigapixel cameras should be available to the general public within five years.

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