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22 Dec 10
Scaled ultrafast power to speed industrial uptake

A German team produces the first femtosecond laser system with kilowatt-level average power and good beam quality.

16 Dec 10
Photonics projects get $7.4M in NIST funding

Organic PV and novel LCD technology are among the latest projects to receive financial backing as part of NIST's Technology Innovation Program.

14 Dec 10
Osram set for green diode ramp in 2012

Researchers at the German company have won the 2010 Beckurts Prize for their development of direct green semiconductor emitters.

09 Dec 10
Northrop's 100kW laser weapon runs for six hours

Defense contractor claims unparalleled performance from its Joint High Power Solid State Laser.

07 Dec 10
SUSS, Rolith to develop nanoimprint litho

SUSS MicroTec and start-up company Rolith are working on a prototype near-field optical lithography technique for large-area nanostructuring.

29 Nov 10
Soraa lasers show record single-mode power

West-Coast start-up is producing semi-polar and non-polar nitride semiconductor lasers that outperform conventional designs.

29 Nov 10
LWIR camera sets new standard for sensitivity

French project develops long-wavelength infrared mercury cadmium telluride camera with milli-Kelvin thermal resolution.

19 Nov 10
Helios project shows silicon laser progress

EU-funded project to make silicon photonics technology widely available demonstrates CMOS-compatible laser and modulator fabrication processes.

11 Oct 10
Inside Intel's photonics revolution - part two

In the second of two articles covering the advanced photonics technologies under development at Intel, we focus on silicon.

07 Oct 10
Spire pushes solar cell record to 42.3%

US developer says that it is ready to manufacture high-efficiency cells based on innovative bi-facial crystal structure.

01 Oct 10
OLED ceiling lamp shows commercial potential

Universal Display's high-efficacy organic LED luminaire technology features inside a lighting system made by Armstrong World Industries.

29 Sep 10
Sony reaches 400mW with violet diode laser

Giant Japanese company achieves latest milestone with pseudo-continuous emission of laser at a 50 per cent duty cycle.

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