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31 Aug 23
PhotonVentures raises €60 million to boost Europe’s photonics startups

New fund backed by PhotonDelta aims to more than double in size by the start of 2024.

31 Aug 23
Raman spectroscopy improves single-cell sorting

Boston University S-RACE platform uses Raman rather than fluorescence in flow cytometry.

30 Aug 23
UCLA improves ‘hi-fi’ data transmission with novel electro-optical method

Aydogan Ozcan-led group’s hybrid system speeds optical information through random diffusers.

30 Aug 23
NIST photonic thermometer speeds up temperature measurements

Frequency comb approach allows faster operation of devices, potentially in parallel.

30 Aug 23
Cognex to buy Japanese MV manufacturer Moritex for $275 million

All-cash purchase to strengthen Cognex’s position in Japan’s machine vision and imaging markets.

30 Aug 23
Flir Defense signs $31M counter-drones deal with Kongsberg Defence for Ukraine…

…while Northrop Grumman delivers mini high-energy laser to U.S. Government for military testing.

29 Aug 23
MIT magnetic beads help detection of pathogens in food and water

Dynabeads already used for molecule capture can also produce Raman signal for optical analysis.

29 Aug 23
Fraunhofer ISE integrates solar cells in car’s metal hood

Development is part of two publicly-funded PV research projects; prototype will be on show in Munich, next month.

24 Aug 23
Rochester Professor Julie Bentley elected into SPIE presidential chain

Society’s next vice president is also the president of Bentley Optical Design.

24 Aug 23
SPIE Optics + Photonics 2023: Nano for energy and quantum science

Plenary speakers Shanhui Fan (Stanford) and Stefanie Kroker (TU Braunschweig) open the plenary presentations.

23 Aug 23
Texas’ tabletop laser upgraded to hit peak power of 40TW

Spinoff Tau Systems provides enhancement to develop elements of laser-plasma interactions.

23 Aug 23
Nuburu appoints John Bolton to its board of directors

Bolton was US National Security Advisor during the Trump regime, and has held several other high-ranking political appointments.

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