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01 Jan 20
Researchers produce first laser ultrasound images of humans

Technique may help remotely image and assess health of infants, burn victims, and accident survivors in hard-to-reach places.

31 Dec 19
NIST: Counting photons now routine enough to need standards

So the Institute is developing standards to evaluate and compare Single Photon Detectors to benchmarks.

31 Dec 19
Quanergy launches solid state LiDAR-based access control and people counter

Flow Management platform enables applications for smart spaces and security.

30 Dec 19
Submarine optical cables offer potential as billions of seismic sensors

French research group says existing infrastructure could detect earthquakes, swell and underwater noise.

30 Dec 19
NUS Singapore develops large-area, flexible NIR LEDs

Each covers an area of 900 mm2 using low-cost methods and several orders of magnitude larger than usually possible.

24 Dec 19
Lumibird to acquire Ellex’s laser and ultrasound business

A$100M (€62M) deal to create global laser and ultrasound provider of systems for diagnosis and treatment of eye diseases.

24 Dec 19
On-chip light source produces range of wavelengths

Silicon-based device “like a nanoscale optical parametric oscillator” could enable variety of photonic applications.

23 Dec 19
Femtosecond laser scribing key to organic solar advance

Fraunhofer-led effort looking to scale low-cost photovoltaic materials to industrial level.

19 Dec 19
Liftoff for Cheops, ESA’s exoplanet mission

High-precision photometer on board will search for “Earthlike” exoplanets; successfully sent into orbit after delayed launch.

18 Dec 19
Multispectral imager quantifies huge gas blowout from space

European Space Agency photonics kit reveals that Ohio plant leaked more than 50 kilotons of methane over 20 days.

18 Dec 19
Compound Photonics launches ‘smallest’ 2Kx2K microdisplay for AR/MR

Company says there is a market need for larger, symmetrical field of view for more naturalistic viewing.

18 Dec 19
Zeiss completes a decade of record-breaking sales

German optics giant posts tenth successive year of growth as turnover hits €6.4 BN.

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