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03 Oct 18
White House outlines quantum plan

Office of Science and Technology Policy report calls for grand challenges and establishment of a 'quantum consortium' with industry participation.

02 Oct 18
Laser trio share 2018 physics Nobel

Arthur Ashkin wins half-share for early work on optical trapping; chirped-pulse amplification pioneers Gérard Mourou and Donna Strickland each awarded quarter-share.

01 Oct 18
Photonics21 announces 2018 BoS election

Process for choosing up to 39 new association Board members will run from October 22 through November 5.

27 Sep 18
Ireland joins European Southern Observatory

After centuries of astronomical endeavors, Ireland is set to become 16th member state of ESO.

24 Sep 18
Fiber-optics pioneer Charles Kao 1933-2018

Shanghai-born scientist shared physics Nobel in 2009 for groundbreaking work on low-loss fibers needed for practical long-distance communications.

17 Sep 18
Bipartisan bill 'saves' Rochester laser lab

Laboratory for Laser Energetics previously threatened by budget cuts now set for record $80 million funding.

13 Sep 18
£80m funding to boost UK quantum technology programs

Funding intended to help progress this photonics-led technology but quantum researchers seeking £250m more.

10 Sep 18
Growing US-China trade war impacts optics and photonics technologies

The US Trade Representative has announced a process for US companies to request permission to continue importing targeted items on a duty-free basis.

05 Sep 18
Seoul Semiconductor sues TV retailer over LED backlights

Subsidiary Seoul Viosys files 15-count claim for patent infringement against Fry's Electronics.

24 Aug 18
David Andrews elected to SPIE presidential chain

University of East Anglia professor and nanophotonics expert will serve as SPIE president in 2021.

23 Aug 18
SPIE O+P 2018: after 30 years, EUMETSAT sees new horizons

European satellite agency looks to add more orbiting hardware for its sensing network.

22 Aug 18
SPIE O+P 2018: 'smarter' windows eye $9BN market

Princeton spin-out Andluca Technologies harnesses ultraviolet light to deliver additional power for electrochromic windows.

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