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01 Sep 21
NIL Technology launches flat NIR metalenses – ready for mass production

Denmark-based firm is now fast-prototyping and mass-producing MOEs, after years of development.

01 Sep 21
Fraunhofer IOSB develops novel Advanced Occupant Monitoring System

To assess self-drive vehicle driver activity based on image data; and to assess how quickly they could take control.

01 Sep 21
Aurora outlines commercial roll-out for silicon photonics lidar

Updated 'Fusion' hardware for autonomous vehicles harnesses Doppler Effect to determine position and velocity of hazards.

31 Aug 21
University of South Australia wins A$1.8M grant to develop new ‘miniature’ lasers

For defense and manufacturing applications; Australia “on target” to bring laser technology up to speed.

31 Aug 21
University of Bonn scientists make laser beams visible in a vacuum

High-precision method simplifies ultra-precise adjustment for quantum optics experiments.

31 Aug 21
Superconducting nanowire detector enhances view of blood flow

MGH improves sensitivity of diffuse correlation analysis with new sensor and longer wavelength.

31 Aug 21
Ansys adds to optical software portfolio with Zemax deal

Private equity owner to sell well-known name in optical design software and simulation.

26 Aug 21
Trumpf to reveal latest VCSELs and photodiodes at ECOC 2021

Photonics systems are designed to enhance performance in datacom applications; to be shown at in-person event in Bordeaux next month.

26 Aug 21
PROSCOPE project aims for early-stage bowel cancer detection

Multimodal platform should allow cellular-level colon imaging in real-time.

25 Aug 21
Accusations fly as Velodyne boardroom clash intensifies

Latest claims by company founder David Hall dismissed as ‘false statements’ to divert attention from ongoing arbitration.

25 Aug 21
SoCalGas firm to use gas-mapping LiDAR to cut methane leaks

US’s largest gas distribution utility signs $12M deal for airborne laser solution from Bridger Photonics.

25 Aug 21
Common solar technology can power devices indoors, says NIST

Converting ambient light indoors could power smoke alarms, IoT devices, and more, removing need for batteries, power supplies.

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