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14 Jun 21
Ottawa researchers develop ‘barrel-eliminating’ optical element

The “spaceplate” is a new approach to manipulating light that could lead to paper-thin cameras, telescopes, and smart phones.

14 Jun 21
Fraunhofer ISE and Netherlands AMOLF institute work on metamaterials applications

International “MEEt” project aiming to adapt novel materials for solar cells, LEDs, optical sensors, and production techniques.

10 Jun 21
Laser-based project to improve human lens refilling after cataract treament

LZH working within a new research project with Rowiak GmbH to advance refinement method.

10 Jun 21
First Solar to invest $680m to grow US manufacturing capacity by 3.3 GW per year

New production facility in Ohio designed to produce enhanced thin film PV modules, from mid-2023.

09 Jun 21
PACT creates in vivo 3D functional imaging of the brain

Latest advance from Caltech group demonstrates photoacoustic tomography as route to brain imaging.

09 Jun 21
OFC 2021 presents photonic innovations addressing ever-increasing data demand

Virtual conference running through 11 June 2021; optics.org selects key product launches and announcements.

09 Jun 21
Project T-KOS to develop terahertz technologies for communications and sensor markets

Partners in year-long project include Research Fab Microelectronics Germany and several Fraunhofer institutes.

09 Jun 21
Honeywell and Cambridge merger to form quantum computing giant

Deal includes $300M investment in quantum computing hardware based on laser-controlled ion traps.

09 Jun 21
LUCA device offers improved thyroid cancer screening

Platform developed by ICFO combines spectroscopy and ultrasound analysis.

08 Jun 21
Data-transfer tech, 3D-thermal camera, surgical sensors win at Startup Challenge 2021

SPIE’s annual pitch competition features two photonics-focused tracks, honoring six winners in healthcare and deep tech.

08 Jun 21
imec collaboration integrates InP lasers with silicon photonics

Precision alignment with large-scale wafers to be offered as a prototyping service later this year.

08 Jun 21
Toshiba team extends quantum link range past 600km

Dual-band optical stabilization technique cancels out temperature effects that have limited the utility of quantum key distribution.

 
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