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10 May 21
Toptica Projects delivers first Guide Star laser to Extremely Large Telescope

Fulfilling a 2017 contract with European Southern Observatory for the ELT, which could use up to eight guide star lasers.

07 May 21
Silina launches curved CMOS sensors that can be made on industrial scale

Curved designs mean simpler optical systems – like eyes with single lens; claimed to be “next major innovation” in imaging.

06 May 21
Zeiss and Deutsche Telekom launch tooz DevKit smart glasses in Germany

An opportunity for developer community to explore potential and create new applications, say partners.

29 Apr 21
New photonics research centers and production facilities for Germany and Canada

Expansion for solar-focused Fraunhofer ISE; OPTICUM research center announced for Hannover; and Coractive plans new plant in Quebec.

27 Apr 21
Vector names David Childs as Director of Product Development

Spin-out from University of Glasgow developing devices for datacoms, LiDAR, and 3D printing, also announced £1.6M of new funding.

21 Apr 21
Corning announces plans for new optical fiber plant in Poland

Mszczonów site to be one of the largest optical fiber manufacturers in EU, to open in 2022.

16 Apr 21
SPIE reveals Startup Challenge 2021 semi-finalists

Finals of the annual pitch competition to be held 2 June; virtual training sessions also announced.

15 Apr 21
SPIE DCS 2021: NGA embraces historic inflection point

Research director Cindy Daniell describes new research philosophies for the DoD combat support unit.

15 Apr 21
SPIE DCS 2021: Lockheed Martin holds the line during pandemic

Military-aerospace supplier reveals how it maintains supply chains and recruits new blood while facing past year’s biggest challenge.

14 Apr 21
SPIE DCS 2021: Plenary talk considers military sensing challenges

Dr. Donald Reago from US Army’s C5ISR describes how modern sensing is transforming the “analog soldier” into a “digital soldier”.

13 Apr 21
Australia-led partners develop optics to deal with ‘space junk’

ANU and RMIT researchers’ adaptive optics to direct guide star laser being developed by Electro Optic Systems.

08 Apr 21
Quix sells first quantum processor to Qontrol

Spinoff from University of Twente, Netherlands, developing quantum processors, sells to UK research company.

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