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01 May 13
OCT measurement offers route to improved optical lenses

Greater understanding of “S-GRIN” lens structure boosts design and performance.

01 May 13
Nanostructures boost solar cell efficiency

"Black silicon" coating almost eliminates reflection losses of solar radiation.

25 Apr 13
Physicists find right (and left) solution for on-chip optics

Novel nanoscale device converts optical signal into waves that travel through metal.

24 Apr 13
OLED color ‘predictable’ by new modeling technique

Manufacture to be "more efficient, lower cost" from greater knowledge of electronic processes.

22 Apr 13
Fraunhofer Center for Applied Photonics opens in Glasgow

First UK Fraunhofer, focusing on solid state lasers, based at Strathclyde University.

19 Apr 13
UK team lands £1M for quantum-dot solar cells on silicon

Alwyn Seeds and Huiyun Liu from University College London aim to develop high-efficiency devices on cheap silicon substrates.

17 Apr 13
NTU Singapore opens Centre for Optical & Laser Engineering

To boost competitiveness of local tech firms; SMEs “to benefit from innovations in optics”.

16 Apr 13
Biophotonics in the spotlight at UCL

Photonex conference hears of new photonics tools for life science applications.

15 Apr 13
Spectrolab beats unconcentrated PV efficiency record

Boeing subsidiary hits 37.8% with multijunction cell design.

12 Apr 13
Fraunhofer upgrade provides OLED pilot line

A new cluster tool at the Fraunhofer COMEDD in Dresden supports applications in displays, sensors and medicine.

08 Apr 13
BAE Systems lands $20M for LIDAR minesweeper development

US Navy wants airborne system to protect personnel moving between ship and shore.

04 Apr 13
LZH files patent for 'optical CT scan'

Scanning laser optical tomography could be used to generate high-resolution images of entire organs.

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