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15 Jul 21
Covid update: 15 July 2021

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

15 Jul 21
Sandia National Laboratories leads perovskite research center

DoE-backed effort will advance understanding of new solar panel technology.

14 Jul 21
Rockley Photonics launches wearable digital health monitor

“Clinic-on-the-wrist” combining hardware, firmware, and cloud analytics, is based on spectrophotometer-on-a-chip.

14 Jul 21
AEye lidar test confirms 1-kilometer range

Company indicates long-range performance possible in bad weather and behind glass.

14 Jul 21
Rohde & Schwarz acquires Zurich Instruments

To strengthen its position in quantum technology sector; terms of the deal not disclosed.

14 Jul 21
NICT achieves 319 terabits/second over 3,000 kilometers

Japan research institute sets new record for long haul transmission over 4-core fiber.

13 Jul 21
Laser diode and LED developer Bluglass closes A$5.9 million rights issue

Issue “oversubscribed” says Australian firm; funds will drive laser diode development toward commercial orders.

13 Jul 21
Trumpf system laser-prints multiple dental prostheses automatically

TruPrint 1000 offers “Multilaser” capability; two lasers working simultaneously in a metal powder bed.

13 Jul 21
MIT enhances two-photon imaging to view deep blood vessels

New platform combines patterned excitation and wide-field detection.

12 Jul 21
LED now dominant light source in automotive lighting, says Strategy Analytics

Value demand for LEDs in sector will almost triple from 2020 to $3.9 billion by 2024.

12 Jul 21
Omega Optical Holdings announces acquisition of Spectral Systems

Spectral manufactures optical coatings for defense and diverse industrial sectors.

07 Jul 21
Renishaw backtracks on planned sale as offers ‘do not meet objectives’

Metrology equipment firm's co-founders say that they will not now sell their shareholdings “for the foreseeable future”.

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