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Published: Thu, 25 May 2017 06:18:19 GMT

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Flir Systems appoints James Cannon new President and CEO

Wed, 24 May 2017 15:05:00 GMT

Former director of Stanley Black & Decker and decorated veteran takes over in June, to replace outgoing leader Andy Teich, retiring after 33 years.



NASA ditches Earth observation missions amid 'troubling' US science budget

Wed, 24 May 2017 15:05:00 GMT

Trump proposals slammed but space agency and others remain committed to some key optics-related developments, including LIGO and telescopes.



Screen stars win at Display Week and LightFair

Wed, 24 May 2017 14:05:00 GMT

Leti shows WVGA 10µm GaN microdisplays, Nanosys Q-dot wins Component of The Year; Soraa Laser picks up innovation prizes.



Photoacoustic imaging shows accurate tumor margins

Wed, 24 May 2017 01:05:00 GMT

Using ultraviolet wavelengths reveals cell architecture more rapidly than standard histology.



LASER 2017 exhibitors give a taste of what's on show in Munich

Wed, 24 May 2017 01:05:00 GMT

Early announcements from suppliers including French cluster Alpha RLH, SPI Lasers and Toptica Photonics.



Cree CEO Swoboda to step down

Tue, 23 May 2017 15:05:00 GMT

Long-time chief at the LED pioneer and solid-state lighting company is resigning after a recent health scare.



IPG snaps up OptiGrate for ultrafast laser push

Tue, 23 May 2017 14:05:00 GMT

Specialist maker of volume Bragg gratings (VBGs) span out of University of Central Florida in 1999.



Innoviz eyes lidar production ramp with Jabil

Tue, 23 May 2017 14:05:00 GMT

Venture-backed Israeli developer of lidar set to target auto sector with low-cost offering to after-market.



Schott casts giant mirror blank for Extremely Large Telescope

Mon, 22 May 2017 16:05:00 GMT

European Southern Observatory says 4.2 m-diameter secondary mirror will weigh 3.5 tonnes.



VSY claims advantage after latest Zeiss ruling

Mon, 22 May 2017 14:05:00 GMT

Dutch firm contends that the German optics giant misled the public with earlier statements about a patent lawsuit ruling on intraocular lenses.



TriLumina tops up funding with $9M round

Thu, 18 May 2017 11:05:00 GMT

Semiconductor laser maker is targeting the high-profile market for lidar sensors in self-driving vehicles.



Thales Alenia Space launches multiple 3D-printed parts for space apps

Thu, 18 May 2017 01:05:00 GMT

Most commonly used technique is laser beam melting on bed of metal powders including aluminum and titanium.



Imec, Holst Centre devise low-cost method of precise REM detection

Wed, 17 May 2017 14:05:00 GMT

Electrode-based technology paves the way to economical augmented- and virtual reality applications.



Lumileds’ Craford recognized for contribution to LED lighting

Wed, 17 May 2017 13:05:00 GMT

George Craford, Lumileds’ Solid State Lighting Fellow, awarded IEEE’s Edison Medal for disruptive developments that revolutionized lighting.



Tesla's solar roof tiles 'could become dominant'

Wed, 17 May 2017 11:05:00 GMT

Optics and photonics academics see bright future for the electric car and battery firm’s new photovoltaics offering.



Trumpf teases ultrashort 'game-changer' in Munich

Tue, 16 May 2017 16:05:00 GMT

Laser company says it will reveal way to combine ultrashort pulses with fiber delivery at LASER: World of Photonics event.



Strathclyde acquires one of the world’s most powerful lasers

Tue, 16 May 2017 16:05:00 GMT

350TW pulsed laser from Thales will drive seven beam lines to research cancer treatments and particles.



Judge orders Uber to return 'purloined' lidar files

Tue, 16 May 2017 13:05:00 GMT

But request for injunction over patent infringement claim is denied; judge criticizes parts of Waymo case as ‘nothing more than Optics 101.’



Zeiss improves swept-source OCT to boost vision care

Tue, 16 May 2017 12:05:00 GMT

Partnership with Advanced Retina Imaging Network progresses assessment of diabetic retinopathy, retinal vein occlusion and more.



Photoacoustics reveals small-animal organs at work

Tue, 16 May 2017 10:05:00 GMT

New variant of the technique images whole-body dynamics and tracks unlabelled melanoma cells.