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Photonics World
16 Oct 12
University of Ottawa aims to become ‘photonics world capital’

Moving towards making Ottawa “photonics and geoscience powerhouse”.

11 Oct 12
R&D community celebrates 50 years of diode laser

‘Birthday’ conference learns about bright future for semiconductor sources

09 Oct 12
Quantum optics pair win 2012 physics Nobel

Serge Haroche and David Wineland devised different methods for measuring quantum effects.

08 Oct 12
NIF responds to fusion 'deadline' expiry

Ignition research continues at the giant laser facility, but the end of the calendar year looks like a more significant date than that set by Congress.

28 Sep 12
CPV team claims German Environmental Award

Fraunhofer ISE’s Andreas Bett and Hansjörg Lerchenmüller from Soitec Solar share €500,000 prize.

26 Sep 12
Microscopy expo draws thousands

European Microscopy Congress 2012 showcases booming electron, optical, scanning sector

25 Sep 12
ChemCam: under the hood

Developing a LIBS instrument to operate on Mars presented significant technical challenges.

19 Sep 12
EC approves funding for giant Romanian laser

Second pillar of pan-European Extreme Light Infrastructure project to receive €180 M in structural funds.

17 Sep 12
Sony’s diode lasers claim 2012 Leibinger prize

Mass production of laser diodes and backwards–compatible optical data storage recognized with biennial Zukunftspreis.

13 Sep 12
Charles Townes, optics and the "Golden Goose"

As photonics leaders in the US put their case for funding research to politicians, the laser pioneer picks up Washington’s new award.

12 Sep 12
Prism Awards: get those entries in

The deadline for the 2012-2013 Prism Awards expires at end of September.

21 Aug 12
Photonics workers: happy; wealthy(ish); ambitious

Survey of more than 7500 people working in photonics suggests that nearly nine in ten find their job highly satisfying.

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