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08 Sep 21
Infrared threat warning system enters production for Italian military

Leonardo’s Multi Aperture InfraRed system going into AW169M multirole helicopter for Italian Army.

08 Sep 21
IQE sees flat outlook as VCSEL market matures with smaller chips

UK epiwafer foundry also says it has identified a successor to outgoing CEO Drew Nelson.

08 Sep 21
Color-changing coating offers new responsive materials

TUE research into how liquid crystals respond to wavelength could be used in energy-saving smart windows.

07 Sep 21
‘Smart’ windows adjust opacity to cut solar warming – and the need for costly air con

Fraunhofer-developed system uses electrochromic and thermochromic materials that react to light, electricity and heat.

07 Sep 21
Carbon Robotics raises $27M for automated laser weeding

Seattle company has developed self-driving vehicle that blasts weeds with 150W CO2 lasers.

07 Sep 21
Laser Doppler vibrometry brings more accurate microphone calibration

NIST technique improves over traditional non-optical methods.

06 Sep 21
UK invests £4M in world’s largest robotic telescope

The £24M New Robotic Telescope to be situated on La Palma, Spain, will be 4x more sensitive than previous record-holder.

06 Sep 21
LANL scientists developing electrically-pumped lasers from colloidal Q-dots

Team reports progress overcoming conceptual challenges promises new lasers for medicine, computing, and research.

02 Sep 21
Adtran taking over Adva to create optical networking provider with sales of $1.2B

All-stock deal creating “Adtran Holdings” will see Adtran retain 54%, and Adva 46% ownership of new merged company.

02 Sep 21
Denmark’s DTU demonstrates tiny ‘Fano’ laser

Novel microscopic source “offers advantages over other lasers”, with applications in integrated photonics and optical sensors.

01 Sep 21
ESO guide star laser passes field testing

ESO's collaboration with Toptica and industrial partners on improved laser systems progresses.

01 Sep 21
Automotive-focused Indie Semiconductor snaps up TeraXion

$160M acquisition made possible by Indie's recent SPAC-assisted Nasdaq listing.

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