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Published: Wed, 18 Oct 2017 02:28:06 GMT

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Germany splashes €33m on new Center for High-Efficiency Solar Cells

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 17:10:00 GMT

Cornerstone laid for a new photovoltaics-focused research and development laboratory building at Fraunhofer ISE in Freiburg.

Sumitomo achieves 10 petabit/s over multicore,multimode fiber

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 17:10:00 GMT

Company says record-breaking result will contribute towards technology to support post-5G mobile communications.

Revamped SPIE Photonics Europe event returns to Strasbourg

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 13:10:00 GMT

Digital optics, quantum technologies and 3D printed optics among new conference topics on updated agenda including €50,000 AR/VR challenge.

Neutron-star fusion confirmed by LIGO and telescope teams

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 18:10:00 GMT

LIGO facilities and dozens of telescopes make first observation of both gravitational waves and light generated by same 'kilonova' cosmic source.

Lockheed Martin developing airborne anti-missile laser

Wed, 11 Oct 2017 16:10:00 GMT

Threats will be challenged by $9.4m laser beam demonstrator designed to fly on airborne platform.

European pair promise 'single-nanometer accuracy' patterning tool for optics

Wed, 11 Oct 2017 14:10:00 GMT

Semiconductor equipment firms SwissLitho and EV Group continue collaboration initiated under European research project.

GM buys compact lidar systems developer Strobe

Wed, 11 Oct 2017 13:10:00 GMT

To advance self-driving car development – “lidar accuracy will play a critical role in deployment.”

CorNeat Vision tackles corneal injury and blindness

Wed, 11 Oct 2017 12:10:00 GMT

New design of synthetic cornea integrates artificial optics within resident ocular tissue.

Brolis expands with Ghent development center

Wed, 11 Oct 2017 11:10:00 GMT

Lithuanian laser diode maker gets into photonic integration for medical and industrial sensors.

Harvard SEAS developers produce zero-index Si-photonics waveguide

Tue, 10 Oct 2017 22:10:00 GMT

In doing so, Eric Mazur's team observed a physical phenomenon that is usually unobservable — a standing wave of light.

AIM Photonics wafer hub poised for mid-2018 start

Tue, 10 Oct 2017 13:10:00 GMT

Start date pushed back several months from initial plan, but officials confident of future impact.

Ocular diagnostics startup Broadspot raises $7.5M

Tue, 10 Oct 2017 12:10:00 GMT

California firm backed by Phoenix Venture Partners and 'syndicate of leading ophthalmologists'.

Silicon photonics chipmaker Skorpios acquires Novati

Mon, 09 Oct 2017 22:10:00 GMT

To enhance Skorpios’ heterogeneous integration process and manufacturing – for optical communications markets and more.

Shareholders back Quantel-Keopsys deal

Mon, 09 Oct 2017 13:10:00 GMT

French companies merge operations, with a view to creating a major player in European photonics.

ESO plans 15-telescope array for gravitational-wave follow-up

Fri, 06 Oct 2017 12:10:00 GMT

Initial three-telescope array could be expanded to 15 interconnected facilities under ‘BlackGEM’ scheme.

Laser method could detect hazardous materials rapidly and remotely

Thu, 05 Oct 2017 14:10:00 GMT

University of Michigan researchers develop multi-dimensional spectroscopy technique to spot explosives, dangerous gases.

Nobel winner Weiss hints at neutron-star result

Wed, 04 Oct 2017 16:10:00 GMT

LIGO pioneer also makes political point about evidence-based reasoning in highly entertaining press conference.

Trumpf consolidates EUV lithography supply chain with Access Laser deal

Wed, 04 Oct 2017 12:10:00 GMT

German laser giant buys 85% stake in Seattle-based developer of high-precision carbon dioxide lasers.

Lockheed Martin completes first flexible solar array for satellite

Wed, 04 Oct 2017 12:10:00 GMT

Latest technology - for the LM 2100 orbiter - delivers 50% more power but is 30% lighter than previous space-dedicated arrays.

Corning produces its one billionth kilometer of fiber

Wed, 04 Oct 2017 01:10:00 GMT

World's optical fiber innovator and current largest manufacturer "plans to maintain its leading position".