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14 Sep 21
SLIM technique assists Covid-19 detection

Beckman Institute and partners employ spatial light-interference microscopy to spot virus.

13 Sep 21
SPIE Security+Defence: TopGaN targets quantum with blue laser diodes

State-of-the-art optical clocks and quantum gravity sensors set to benefit from narrow-linewidth emitters.

08 Sep 21
IQE sees flat outlook as VCSEL market matures with smaller chips

UK epiwafer foundry also says it has identified a successor to outgoing CEO Drew Nelson.

06 Sep 21
UK invests £4M in world’s largest robotic telescope

The £24M New Robotic Telescope to be situated on La Palma, Spain, will be 4x more sensitive than previous record-holder.

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.

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
Blood spectroscopy test shows promise for Covid-19 triage

Rapid, low-cost blood analysis with standard FTIR equipment helps identify those patients more likely to develop severe disease.

23 Aug 21
Metal halide perovskite paired with silicon breaks solar cell efficiency limit

Oxford PV paper reports “record” 29.5% performance of tandem cells, which could rapidly scale up solar energy.

23 Aug 21
Hamamatsu develops ‘smallest’ wavelength-swept QCL

Mountable in small spaces, this laser is designed for portable volcanic gas monitoring systems.

17 Aug 21
Rockley completes SPAC merger; eyes commercial launch in 2022

Silicon photonics company will target the wearables sector with its 'clinic-on-a-wrist' modules.

16 Aug 21
German group achieves quantum-secured video conference by Federal agencies

Fraunhofers and partners report that exchange was securely encrypted by means of light quanta.

14 Jul 21
Rohde & Schwarz acquires Zurich Instruments

To strengthen its position in quantum technology sector; terms of the deal not disclosed.

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