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30 Jun 21
Fraunhofer ISE reports 69% record efficiency of GaAs PV cell

As Fraunhofer Gesellschaft opens ‘ENIQ’ showroom on EUREF campus in Berlin, Germany.

30 Jun 21
Laser cooling takes the heat out of optical tweezers

University of Texas at Austin uses opto-refrigerative tweezers to minimise sample damage.

29 Jun 21
Medical imaging firm Indago wins $10M funding and becomes Lazurite

Company develops ArthroFree wireless camera system, a minimally-invasive platform for the operating theater.

29 Jun 21
Excelitas Technologies to acquire CMOS camera specialist PCO

Deal will expand Excelitas's photonics portfolio with scientific CMOS camera technologies and know-how.

29 Jun 21
Spectral vector beams offer route to faster spectroscopy

Tampere University develops new way to exploit polarization in ultra-fast lasers.

29 Jun 21
Aberrations assist accurate 3D microscopy

NIST puts optical aberrations to good use as basis for calibration.

28 Jun 21
‘Highest-brightness’ green OLED microdisplay developed for AR screens

Kopin says its “world first” 35,000 nit source is designed for displays in defense, medical, and consumer apps.

28 Jun 21
Quantum cascade lasers could drive private free-space communications

Télécom Paris, TU Darmstadt and UCLA demonstrate FSO networking with two uni-directionally coupled QCLs.

25 Jun 21
Israeli laser defense system shoots down drones in tests

Effective range of “more than 1km” claimed by developers Ministry of Defense and Elbit Systems.

25 Jun 21
Schunk Group acquires ‘majority stake’ in Pulsar Photonics

Fraunhofer ILT spin-off Pulsar is involved in micromachining based on ultra-short-pulse laser technology.

24 Jun 21
Seurat raises $41M to develop its Area Printing laser metal additive tech

Series B funding round from Capricorn’s Technology Impact Fund follows $13.5 M financing led by True Ventures in 2018.

24 Jun 21
Alter Technology to set up new Photonics Design Centre in Scotland

Group to invest €6M to fund equipment, personnel and R&D to push photonic technologies into quantum and space markets.

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