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16 May 18
Fraunhofer IWS process boost for Rolls Royce aircraft engines

Frank Brückner and Mirko Riede (IWS) and Dan Roth-Fagaraseanu (RR) win 2018 Joseph von Fraunhofer Prize of the Year.

14 May 18
September launch eyed for key AIM Photonics facility

US foundry offers small companies a unique asset: sharing a multi-project wafer (MPW) on a state-of-the-art production line.

09 May 18
Laserline team lands first prize at AKL

Collaboration with Volkswagen and Scansonic delivers improved brazing process for auto industry.

27 Apr 18
SPIE Photonics Europe: Harvard student tops AR/VR design challenge

Zhujun Shi awarded top score for her presentation on metamaterial-based waveguide displays.

24 Apr 18
SPIE Photonics Europe: startups debut at the Innovation Village

Multi-purpose QCL gas spectrometers and vital sign monitors inside MRI scanners among the optical technologies transferring out of European labs.

23 Apr 18
SPIE Photonics Europe: 'second quantum revolution' takes center stage

European Commission and industry commitment means Europe has not ‘missed the quantum train’.

18 Apr 18
DCS 2018: Military photonics review and forecasts

US Air Force Research Lab foresees greater weapons precison and sensors integrating personnel into military systems.

18 Apr 18
DCS 2018: Laser weapon ramp ‘inevitable and imperative’

Directed energy weapons are ideal for the military but more development and investment is needed, says Trey Obering in a defense plenary in Orlando.

09 Apr 18
Zeiss breaks ground on Karlsruhe startup hub

Optics giant intends €30M site to turn innovative ideas into 'market-ready' products.

06 Apr 18
SPIE appoints Kent Rochford as new CEO

Former NIST top executive brings broad research, technology, and leadership experience; to replace retiring Eugene Arthurs.

28 Mar 18
Spacecraft 'issues' delay Webb telescope launch another year

Extension of final integration and test phase sees launch window pushed back to May 2020.

21 Mar 18
Laser-directed vehicles in airport trial

London Gatwick said to be the first airport to trial autonomous vehicles for shuttling staff across the airfield.

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