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17 Aug 21
NSF funding helps ZEUS laser prepare to power up

Award of $18 million will support proposed studies of extreme plasmas.

16 Aug 21
German group achieves quantum-secured video conference by Federal agencies

Fraunhofers and partners report that exchange was securely encrypted by means of light quanta.

13 Aug 21
Optics community reconnects at SPIE Optics + Photonics in San Diego

First major in-person optics event since early 2020 offered multiple networking opportunities, lively exhibition, and more than 2,100 presentations.

12 Aug 21
ESA prepares third Sentinel-2 satellite, set for launch in 2024

To take over from earlier Sentinel, supplying images for applications ranging from monitoring decline of Earth’s ice to food security.

05 Aug 21
SPIE Optics + Photonics 2021: ESA sets out Voyage 2050 agenda

Martin Linder of ESA outlines the topics selected as future mission themes.

03 Aug 21
ESA readies cameras on two probes set for double Venus flyby

Solar Orbiter and BepiColombo will capture different views skimming planet, en route to Mercury and the Sun.

02 Aug 21
University of Arizona professor Jennifer Barton elected into SPIE presidential chain

Also Audrey Bowden, Gong-Ru Lin, Allison Barto, Rebecca Fahrig are elected Society Directors.

02 Aug 21
Universal Display and PPG to invest €millions into OLED plant in Ireland

The high-tech partnership will develop new facilities in Shannon, providing up to 100 new jobs.

29 Jul 21
SPIE Optics + Photonics returns to San Diego

A comprehensive conference program, an associated exhibition, demonstrations, courses and a jobs fair all available.

28 Jul 21
ANU develops laser platforms for deep-space communication and gravity sensing

Federal funding will boost Australia's studies of space-based lasers and support NASA missions.

27 Jul 21
SPIE names 99 new Senior Members

Honor recognizes scientific excellence and achievements, and involvement in the optics community.

27 Jul 21
Fraunhofer ILT sets standards for 3D printing

Studies of best imaging sensors for powder bed fusion technique will improve efficiency.

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