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07 Oct 21
Adapting laser bed powder fusion creates ‘defect-free’ metal parts

Researchers at Texas A&M tweak alloy microchemistry to achieve flawless metal 3D printing with LBPF.

06 Oct 21
JILA breath analysis offers real-time disease diagnosis

Enhanced frequency comb and device design allow detection of multiple biomarkers.

06 Oct 21
Lidar firms to merge as Ouster acquires Sense Photonics

San Francisco firms to establish new ‘Ouster Automotive’ division with Sense CEO Shauna McIntyre at the helm.

06 Oct 21
Fraunhofer develops filter to cut hazardous laser processing byproducts

Laser-metal or plasma processing releases many different potentially dangerous and toxic pollutants.

06 Oct 21
EMBL’s two-phase microscopy technique enables deep in vivo brain imaging

Method, combining 3-photon microscopy and adaptive optics, allows neuroscientists to see deeper and observe live neuron activity.

06 Oct 21
ASML raises 2025 expectations as next-gen EUV progresses

Commercial systems with high-NA optics to appear within five years, prolonging the rule of Moore’s law.

05 Oct 21
Sivers Photonics to develop CW-WDM MSA compliant DFB laser arrays

Lasers are designed to support Ayar Labs’ optical I/O solution for high rate advanced optical communication and computing.

05 Oct 21
BT and Toshiba to build first quantum-secured metro network

Commercial deployment will connect London’s Docklands area with sites in the City and high-tech hub known as the M4 corridor.

05 Oct 21
Metasurfaces move microscopic metavehicles

Chalmers University uses phase manipulation to create physical forces and produce motion.

04 Oct 21
VCSELs made to act together as one in ‘topological laser’ array

Israeli and German breakthrough paves way towards medical and communications devices, and many “real-world applications”.

01 Oct 21
Photonex 2021: SPIE and Birmingham announce $800,000 photonics education fund

SPIE Optics and Photonics Champion Academy to develop leaders in research, mentorship, and science communication.

01 Oct 21
Photonex 2021: Product showcase (part 2)

optics.org reviews a batch of the new launches and solutions on show in Glasgow, this week.

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