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29 May 13
LCDs and DNA sequencing bag European Inventor Awards

Martin Schadt scoops lifetime award and Pål Nyrén’s chemiluminescent method for faster DNA sequencing wins in SME category.

28 May 13
Laser vibrometry shows how singing crickets hit high notes

Research using a photonics-based sensor system reveals evolution of high-frequency acoustic communication by insects.

23 May 13
US National Photonics Initiative calls for new funding plan

‘Collaborative alliance’ also wants photonics explicitly included in President Obama’s new manufacturing institutes.

16 May 13
LASER 2013: growth economies boost Munich show

Organizer Messe München says that an increase in visitors from China, Russia and Korea kept exhibitors busy.

09 May 13
UK photonics group reforms

Coherent Scotland general manager Chris Dorman and consultant John Lincoln now head up Photonics Leadership Group.

07 May 13
DARPA chief issues call to arms in Baltimore

“Powerful options are before us,” Arati Prabhakar tells the SPIE Defense, Security and Sensing Symposium.

01 May 13
Federico Capasso honored with SPIE Gold Medal prize

Quantum cascade laser pioneer recognized for 30-year career of innovation.

30 Apr 13
Photonics21 firms up public-private plan

New association will provide legal basis to sign public-private partnership with the European Commission under Horizon 2020.

17 Apr 13
Cooke Optics and Thales Angénieux co-develop anamorphic lenses

Movie technology specialists unite to create versatile lens range.

15 Apr 13
Michigan launches 'Mi-Light' photonics cluster

Grant and logistical support from local development corporation helps new industry group.

12 Apr 13
Mixed feelings on Obama budget

Photonics representatives welcome proposed boost for NSF, but other key areas face cuts.

04 Apr 13
Trumpf to show off new scientific laser

First prototype of ultrafast laser for scientific applications from new business division will be on show at Munich trade fair.

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