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31 Mar 22
TU Eindhoven project INSPIRE develops ‘layer cake’ printing method for optical chips

Combining multiple technologies enables mass fabrication of hybrid photonic chips.

24 Mar 22
Solar module developer Vitsolc launched out of ICFO

Eleventh spin-off from Barcelona institute to develop transparent photovoltaic modules for e-vehicles.

09 Mar 22
OFC 2022: Effect Photonics acquires coherent optical signal processing business from Viasat

Plus yet more notable product and system news from this week’s optical communications expo in San Diego.

09 Mar 22
€3 million Danish consortium PhotoQ to create photonic quantum computer...

...and Xanadu collaborating with GlobalFoundries to develop high-volume manufacturing of photonic chips for quantum computers.

09 Mar 22
Psyche spacecraft tests solar array as launch date approaches

NASA mission to metal-rich asteroid will also trial laser communications in space.

07 Mar 22
SPIE Defense + Commercial Sensing expo to run 3-7 April

In-person event drawing together photonics engineers, researchers, and imaging specialists returning to Orlando, Forida.

03 Mar 22
JWST mirrors align with latest tweaks

Third of seven phases of optics tweaking now completed, with coarse phasing the next step.

09 Feb 22
Webb team starts aligning space telescope

Engineers from Ball Aerospace, Space Telescope Science Institute, and NASA to use data taken with NIRCam to ready the scope.

08 Feb 22
Messe München to present new quantum event alongside Laser World of Photonics

Exhibitors to include IBM, AQT, Munich Center for Quantum Science & Technology, and several Fraunhofer institutes.

08 Feb 22
European Commission reveals €43BN 'Chips Act'

Proposal aims to more than double the continent’s share of global semiconductor production by 2030.

07 Feb 22
SPIE Photonics West achieves successful return to in-person meeting

Report on last month’s in-person gathering details attendees’ positive experiences at biomedical optics, quantum, AR-VR and laser technology meetings.

27 Jan 22
Latest Prism Award winners revealed in San Francisco

2022 cohort unveiled at SPIE Photonics West event, including a quantum emulator called 'Albert'.

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