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30 Nov 20
Stanford scientists invent ultrafast way to make perovskite solar cells

Rapid manufacturing boosts potential of this greener alternative to conventional silicon solar panels.

30 Nov 20
imec and Ximea co-develop industrial grade hyperspectral imager

Video-rate xiSpec2 camera range is designed for diverse machine vision applications.

26 Nov 20
EUV lithography enablers land German Future Prize

Zeiss, Trumpf, and Fraunhofer developers recognized for key elements that make up ASML’s game-changing systems.

26 Nov 20
Honeywell temperature monitors deployed at JFK Airport to screen tavelers

ThermoRebellion uses thermal imaging and AI to spot elevated skin temperatures, such as caused by Covid-19 infection.

25 Nov 20
MIT sees details of cellular network activity

Deliberate clustering of fluorophores allows simultaneous study of multiple locations.

25 Nov 20
Laser-cooled atoms to measure ‘atmospheric drag’

Quantum accelerometers for tiny satellites move to the next stage of development with UK funding.

25 Nov 20
Austria-US team develops QCL-based mid-infrared laser to detect specific molecules

TU Vienna and Harvard's technology does not require large setup and can easily be miniaturized.

25 Nov 20
Multipass spectroscopy promises improved detection of cancer markers in breath

University of Warsaw project points towards clinical platforms for early cancer diagnosis.

25 Nov 20
LLNL's 3D-printed glass approach enhances optical design flexibility

Multi-material 3D printing creates tailored gradient RI optics that promise better military eyewear and VR goggles.

24 Nov 20
Startup Porotech debuts native red LED epiwafer for micro-LEDs

University of Cambridge spin-out claims “first” such wafer based on gallium nitride production method.

24 Nov 20
Optical systems design wins boost Jenoptik order book

Biophotonics applications including robotic surgery and point-of-care Covid-19 tests expected to add €9 million to annual sales.

24 Nov 20
Mobileye selects Luminar lidar for autonomous vehicle pilot

Collaboration on ‘level 4’ robo-taxi service programs in Europe, Middle East, and Asia.


OAPs have many advantages because they can focus without aberrations; but are notoriously difficult to align. We present a method and mount for accurate alignment to any coordinate system.

Single Crystal Orientation Laue System For Gallium Phosphate for High Precision Piezoelectric Sensors 06 Nov

Latest article from Christian Roethel at Piezocryst to find out how the Photonic Science Laue system is used for precision crystal orientation for piezoelectric sensors. Christian Roethel, has a PhD in X-ray Diffraction from the Technical University of Graz. He joined PIEZOCRYST ADVANCED SENSORICS GMBH in 2018 as the head of sales and the product management team. Christian is involved in the products from conception through to sales and marketing and is the applications expert. Piezocryst, are part of the AVL group, who are focused on the development of combustion engines and more recently electric engines for the automotive industry.

Light engine operating lifetime Robustness, Reliability, Longevity in Maintenance-free lighting 11 Nov

Estimates of the operational lifetimes of solid-state light sources ranging from 10,000–50,000 hours of light output are frequently cited in research and commercial publications. However these estimates are often derived from performance data for single light emitting diodes (LEDs) and are not necessarily representative of integrated light engines in typical working environments. This white paper provides operating lifetime estimates for Lumencor’s solid-state light engines based on analysis of service history data.

Engineering and Physical Sciences Researcher - Experienced Level

National Security Agency (NSA) Fort Meade, MD, United States

Multiple Tenured/Tenure-Track Faculty Positions Available

Colorado School of Mines Golden, CO, United States

Experimental Quantum Optics and Single-Photon Optics – Postdoc

Los Alamos National Laboratory Los Alamos, NM, United States

Postdoctoral Fellowship Positions in Biomedical Imaging and Medical Physics

University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center Dallas, TX, United States

Asst. Professor in Biomedical Engineering, UC Davis

University of California, Davis Davis, CA, United States

Mechanical Engineer

Thorlabs, Inc. Newton, NJ, United States

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