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23 Sep 22
European project to launch first quantum cryptography satellite in 2024

Pan-European effort supported by Horizon Europe and European Space Agency funding will deploy and operate ‘EAGLE-1’ system.

22 Sep 22
Volvo set to unveil new lidar-equipped car

Global launch of EX90 model featuring Luminar lidar as standard scheduled for November 9.

22 Sep 22
Brelyon secures $15 million for Ultra Reality immersive technology

Funds will accelerate development of headset-free display for enterprise and metaverse users.

21 Sep 22
Planet Labs goes into the infrared with hyperspectral offering

New constellation will provide satellite imagery showing methane gas emissions and more.

21 Sep 22
Lumentum and Coherent carve up VCSEL market

Analyst report shows duo have cornered 80% of the market, largely thanks to Apple’s iPhones.

21 Sep 22
New onsemi CMOS sensor enhances high-end cinematography

Latest Arri digital camera continues relationship between semiconductor developer and camera manufacturer.

20 Sep 22
Lockheed delivers 300kW laser to US military

Arms firm says that record-breaking laser weapon is ready to be integrated with US Department of Defense demonstrations.

20 Sep 22
Ouster to cut workforce by 10%

SPAC-funded lidar firm reducing headcount by around 30 as part of wider ‘streamlining’ effort to preserve cash.

20 Sep 22
SPIE 2023 Startup Challenge now accepting applications

Competition open to startups working in healthcare and ‘deep tech’ fields will take place during next year’s Photonics West event.

15 Sep 22
US Space Command launches partnership with Arizona

Research – including optics and photonics specialisms – could yield benefits for wider global markets.

15 Sep 22
Newly-merged Coherent wins transceiver deal for DARPA’s Space-BACN program

Recently acquired by II-VI and rebranded, firm also launches micro-pump lasers for broadband optical access networks.

15 Sep 22
Huge gratings promise 50PW pulses

Lawrence Livermore collaboration says its meter-scale pulse compression gratings offer a route to unprecedented laser power.

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