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20 Aug 19
Velodyne files patent complaints against Hesai and RoboSense

California firm claims that imported Chinese auto lidar systems violate US competition law.

19 Aug 19
Revolutionary optics take shape in Tucson

Giant components fabricated at the Caris Mirror Lab will take astronomy to the next level.

14 Aug 19
SPIE O+P 2019: giant optics to expand search for life

Huge mirror components fabricated at Tucson mirror laboratory are destined for the Giant Magellan Telescope.

14 Aug 19
SPIE O+P 2019: society launches $2.5M endowment matching program

Inaugural grant of $500,000 creates chair in optical sciences at the University of Arizona.

13 Aug 19
SPIE O+P 2019: decadal studies turn heads to exoplanets

Huge interest from youthful crowd prompts move to a larger conference room at San Diego meeting.

12 Aug 19
SPIE O+P 2019: gravity wave mission excites photonics meeting

Plenary talk from ESA's Martin Gehler outlines plan to launch giant laser interferometer in space.

07 Aug 19
Satellite launch doubles data transmission capacity with new laser terminal

Geostationary satellite forms part of optical network enabling near-live observation of activity on Earth.

06 Aug 19
ESO's first 18 ELT mirror blanks arrive in France for finishing

Blanks produced by Schott will be polished by Safran-Reosc, cut into hexagons then final-polished by ion beam figuring.

25 Jul 19
Aeolus 'back in business' after switch to back-up laser

Original ultraviolet laser on board wind-monitoring satellite suffered significant dip in energy levels laser month.

19 Jul 19
TeraView founder Michael Pepper wins Isaac Newton Medal

UK's Institute of Physics accolade is presented annually for “world-leading contributions to physics.”

17 Jul 19
One small camera click by a man, one giant photo album for mankind

Zeiss recalls developing its bespoke camera lenses that recorded first visit to the Moon, 50 years ago.

17 Jul 19
Optogenetics pioneers win prestigious medical research award

Ed Boyden, Peter Hegemann, Gero Miesenböck and Karl Deisseroth share $500,000 Warren Alpert Foundation Prize.

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