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01 Nov 12
How best to power optical networks?

ECOC 2012 symposium addresses how to drive next-gen optical networks.

30 Oct 12
Philips’ 'hue': solid-state lighting’s iPod moment?

Equipment providers sense an upturn, and with the launch of its LED-based “personal wireless lighting” system, Philips might just kick-start the lighting revolution.

25 Oct 12
UNESCO board backs 'International Year of Light'

Executive board of the United Nations' educational and cultural wing backs proposal for 2015.

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.

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