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15 Jan 21
Researchers refine laser method to 3-D print delicate glass parts

Fresnel Institute process avoids layering limitations by using laser to polymerize precursor into solid glass.

14 Jan 21
Merger back on as Cisco and Acacia agree higher price

Networking giant will now pay $4.5BN for the silicon photonics company, up from the $2.6BN agreed in 2019.

14 Jan 21
Covid update: 14 January 2021

A round-up of this week's coronavirus-related news and countermeasures from the photonics industry.

14 Jan 21
FLIR bags $23M in orders from US Customs and Border Protection

Surveillance vehicles equipped with twin infrared imagers and laser rangefinder account for a major chunk of the latest award.

14 Jan 21
Lockheed Martin delivers HELIOS laser system to US Navy

US Navy has recently demonstrated above 60kW output power based on multiple kilowatt fiber lasers.

13 Jan 21
Virtual CES 2021 showcases technologies ‘for a better future’

optics.org samples a selection of photonics-based innovations presented this week.

13 Jan 21
Intel’s Mobileye outlines auto lidar plan

Tech giant’s driver assistance systems subsidiary looks to adopt chip-scale FMCW alternative by 2025.

13 Jan 21
Moonrise project tests 3D printing on lunar rover prototype

LZH research concludes with laser system mounted on arm of lunar vehicle test-bed.

13 Jan 21
SPIE announces its 2021 society awards

21 recipients represent achievements across wide range of light-based sciences and key advances made with these technologies.

13 Jan 21
Multimode visualization assists endoscopic procedures

Karl Storz platform allows clinicians to switch viewing modes to suit surgical needs.

12 Jan 21
Claims and counterclaims as Acacia looks to call off Cisco merger

Maker of silicon photonics components believes it is now worth more than the $2.6BN agreed by the two firms in 2019.

11 Jan 21
Researchers suppress optical back reflections, promising improved signals

“Noise-cancelling” principle adapted by team from Max Planck Institute, Imperial College London, and UK's NPL.

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