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23 Dec 21
Researchers in Germany develop novel optical diffuser, based on silicon nanoparticles

Device can control the direction, wavelength and polarization of light, for transparent screens or AR applications.

22 Dec 21
LineVision lidar monitors New York power lines

Sensors will assess the condition of lines and assist towards decarbonization goals.

22 Dec 21
Omega grows footprint further with EMF and Optometrics acquisitions

Maker of optical filters expands again, with an eye on laser and diffractive optics.

22 Dec 21
SPIE names 2022 Startup Challenge finalists

Finals of the annual industry-focused SPIE pitch competition will be held at Photonics West, next month.

22 Dec 21
Rockley forced to call off Hengtong deal

Sale to Chinese joint-venture partner and key investor scuppered by new US Department of Commerce export restrictions.

22 Dec 21
NIST scientists boost accuracy of microscope calibration tenfold

Technique allows better imaging of microdroplets; method being used to analyze plastic nanoparticles and in virus assaying.

22 Dec 21
Metalens sorts colors for high-sensitivity sensors

NTT Corporation develops metasurface able to split out primary colors without filters.

21 Dec 21
US Navy opens $23 million laser weapons lab at Point Mugu, California

Dignitaries welcome the ‘first and only’ facility for evaluating directed energy systems in a maritime environment.

21 Dec 21
Signify to acquire ams Osram’s horticultural lighting unit

Ex-Philips Lighting business will take control of Texas-based Fluence in a $272M deal.

20 Dec 21
Fraunhofer and QuTech unite to progress quantum internet

The aim is to develop quantum technologies to strengthen Europe's innovative capabilities.

20 Dec 21
Automotive LED market forecast to reach $3.51 billion in 2021

Market analyst TrendForce identifies ams-Osram, Nichia, and Lumileds as top three vendors by revenues.

16 Dec 21
US Navy fires laser weapon in Gulf of Aden

Capability of high-power demonstrator system tested on static target in Middle Eastern waters.

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