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17 Nov 21
New mirror telescope for climate observation ready for flight to ISS

Telescope developed by Fraunhofer researchers from Jena and Freiburg to launch in February 2022.

16 Nov 21
Solar power costs keep falling, says US energy agency NREL…

…while EPFL’s 3D chemistry breakthrough boosts perovskite efficiency to 23.9%.

12 Nov 21
Rockley Photonics launches collaboration to develop health monitoring sensors

Combining advanced sensors and AI; partners include Caltech’s Sensing to Intelligence (S2I) Center.

09 Nov 21
US and UK sign quantum cooperation agreement

Besides technology innovations, arrangement also covers market and supply chain development.

03 Nov 21
UK Photonics Vision for 2035 predicts ‘£50 billion industry’

Leadership Group expects significant growth in photonics-related employment and economic impact.

02 Nov 21
US DOE awards $40M to support ‘grid decarbonizing’ solar technologies...

...and as Cop26 takes place in Glasgow, photonics firms and agencies announce projects, countermeasures to combat climate change.

02 Nov 21
Registration opens for SPIE Photonics West 2022

World’s largest annual optics and photonics conference and exhibition returns to San Francisco’s Moscone Center in January.

28 Oct 21
Giant filters ready for Vera Rubin Telescope camera integration

Last of six meter-scale optical components delivered to SLAC, with CCD camera’s shipment to Chile expected next summer.

28 Oct 21
AIM Photonics wins $321M to further its silicon photonics R&D

New round of funding will enable next stage of development for defense applications and other capabilities.

27 Oct 21
Compact and multimodal OCT demonstrate technique's growth potential

Survey finds that three decades after its invention OCT is set to support a $1.5 billion market.

25 Oct 21
IPG Photonics reports death of its founder Valentin Gapontsev

Dr. Gapontsev was “unique combination of scientist, entrepreneur and leader,” says industrial fiber laser giant.

14 Oct 21
Giant Webb scope takes final Earthly steps toward launch

ESA and NASA now preparing this long-awaited mission for launch on Ariane 5 from Europe’s Spaceport on December 18th.

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