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12 Aug 19
SPIE O+P 2019: gravity wave mission excites photonics meeting

Plenary talk from ESA's Martin Gehler outlines plan to launch giant laser interferometer in space.

08 Aug 19
Lumentum bucks trend with confident outlook

Stock price rises sharply despite swing to net loss in the photonics company's latest fiscal year.

08 Aug 19
Jenoptik business steady in first half of 2019

Six-month update shows revenue of €383 M mirroring prior-year figure; order intake dips but firm still expects growth in 2019.

07 Aug 19
Raytheon developing laser weapon systems for US Air Force

System designed to defeat drones and other threats with combination of laser and microwave technologies.

07 Aug 19
Satellite launch doubles data transmission capacity with new laser terminal

Geostationary satellite forms part of optical network enabling near-live observation of activity on Earth.

07 Aug 19
Trumpf orders dip amid 'toxic' uncertainty

Laser giant posts first decline in annual orders since the global financial crisis a decade ago.

07 Aug 19
Aberration compensation assists accurate retinal imaging

University of Washington project should benefit studies of color perception and vision testing.

06 Aug 19
ESO's first 18 ELT mirror blanks arrive in France for finishing

Blanks produced by Schott will be polished by Safran-Reosc, cut into hexagons then final-polished by ion beam figuring.

06 Aug 19
Northrop Grumman to develop 50kW laser for US Army vehicles

Systems approach intended to enable platform solution with "next-gen" capabilities for mobile Stryker forces.

06 Aug 19
China tariffs hit nLight margins

But company believes it is gaining traction with 12 kW fiber lasers in ‘challenging’ market.

06 Aug 19
'Virtual camera' images around corners, bettering previous methods

Group from Wisconsin-Madison and Zaragoza use new math approach with cameras to cut fuzziness, enable video.

05 Aug 19
Jenoptik steps up Berlin diode production

Investment in front-end processing tools to help address anticipated future demand for automotive lidar applications.

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