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04 Jul 12
Venture deal brings 'virtual lens' into focus

UK-based Phase Focus lands £3.2M funding from Ombu Group and Fusion IP to speed development of disruptive lens-free microscopy.

04 Jul 12
Photonics researcher wins €1M Krupp prize

Christian Koos’ work focuses on hybrid integration methods to combine silicon waveguides with organic materials.

28 Jun 12
Goal-line technology entering play?

Optical systems undergo testing with the aim of preventing miscarriages of footballing justice.

22 Jun 12
Precision optics specialist Zygo turns around its fortunes

Focusing on core business and lean manufacturing has led to a period of stable growth and profitability since 2010.

15 Jun 12
Laser surgery pioneer wins lifetime award from EPO

European Patent Office (EPO) recognizes development of wavefront-corrected eye surgery by Josef Bille at annual ceremony.

13 Jun 12
Flexible future on display at Boston show

The displays industry has undergone a revolution over the past decade. Corning’s new glass suggests a flexible future.

13 Jun 12
German optimism buoys up LASYS 2012

Beaming smiles reflect positive order books in Europe’s laser powerhouse

12 Jun 12
European Extremely Large Telescope 'approved'

European Southern Observatory (ESO) council votes for provisional go-ahead of project to build the world’s largest telescope.

12 Jun 12
Optics societies press Iran to release PhD student

Letter co-signed by presidents of SPIE, OSA, EOS and ICO urges Iranian government to overturn Omid Kokabee’s ten-year jail sentence.

08 Jun 12
Canada sets up industry-led photonics consortium

Merger of two existing networks seeks to accelerate adoption of photonics technologies, and starts out with ten members.

30 May 12
Fraunhofer sets up UK applied photonics unit

The German organization for applied research finalizes a strategic collaboration with Scotland’s University of Strathclyde.

18 May 12
Laser pre-pulse proves key to EUV ramp

ASML has begun assembling EUV tools for high-volume chip manufacturing. But are the troublesome light sources ready?

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