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07 Sep 22
University of Michigan designs photodetector inspired by photosynthesis

New device makes practical use of polaritons, pointing to a "goldmine of polariton applications."

06 Sep 22
Bridger Photonics raises $55M for methane lidar expansion

Montana-based startup set to deploy its airborne sensors for shale gas extraction.

06 Sep 22
Diffuse optical techniques make major impact in human brain imaging

SPIE review predicts hardware and software advances will provide novel insights into clinical conditions.

05 Sep 22
Electroplating innovation for solar cells replaces silver with copper

Fraunhofer ISE development also uses recyclable aluminum for masking – removing need for problem polymers.

05 Sep 22
Folio Photonics develops multi-layered optical storage technology

Intended for archival storage market; a single disc can store 1TB; available from 2024.

01 Sep 22
Webb takes first direct image of planet outside the solar system

NASA: future observations will reveal more about exoplanets than ever before.

01 Sep 22
NIST adapts atom-based radio receiver to display live color TV

Development of laser-based display system funded by DARPA and NIST’s On Chip program.

01 Sep 22
Infrared light wirelessly transmits power to devices over 30m distant

Researchers in South Korea demonstrate laser charging system promising “safe cordless power for mobile devices”.

01 Sep 22
Koito pledges $100M Cepton investment

US lidar firm looks to scale production, while analyst Yole says Chinese companies now lead the automotive lidar market.

31 Aug 22
Mid-IR lab-on-a-chip allows rapid monitoring of reactions

TU Wien device combines emitter, sensor and detector on a single chip.

31 Aug 22
Fraunhofer ILT engineers develop high-speed laser welding system

With glass substrates and arc torch, “Collar” hybrid process unites metal shielding gas welding and laser material deposition.

31 Aug 22
First Solar to beef up US manufacturing capacity

Maker of CdTe modules plans $1.2BN investment, with new domestic site expected to be operational in 2025.

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