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Ams’ behind-OLED sensor could increase smartphone screen size

14 January 2019

Apple supplier Ams has developed a light and infrared proximity sensor that can sit behind a smartphone’s screen, reducing the area required to house such sensors to allow for a larger screen size

Ultrashort pulse lasers to advance automotive HUDs

14 January 2019

A German research project is focusing on how the beams of ultrashort pulse lasers can be shaped using refractive and diffractive optical elements, specifically for the processing of glass in head-up displays for the automotive industry

New lidar innovations shown at CES 2019

11 January 2019

At the annual Consumer Electronics Show (CES), which is taking place this week in Las Vegas, several companies released lidar innovations, which promise to improve the intelligence and safety of autonomous vehicles

Lidar wins big at CES 2019

11 January 2019

Three lidar firms have received innovation nods at the Consumer Electronics Show taking place this week in Las Vegas

Harvard team stores and controls light on a chip

08 January 2019

Researchers from the Harvard John A Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) have developed a new integrated photonics platform that can store light and electrically control its frequency in an integrated circuit

Trumpf acquires laser diode division of Philips

07 January 2019

Trumpf is acquiring 100 per cent of Photonics GmbH from Philips, headquartered in Ulm, Germany. The move, which represents Trumpf's largest acquisition since buying JFY in China in 2013, opens up a new market segment for Trumpf to complement its existing high-power diode laser business

OCT system designed for use at home starts US clinical trial

03 January 2019

Notal Vision, an ophthalmic diagnostic services company, has started a clinical trial in the United States to advance the commercialisation of its home-based, patient-operated, spectral-domain optical coherence tomography (SD-OCT) system

Omnidirectional laser could boost microscopy & lidar illumination

03 January 2019

Researchers in Eindhoven have developed a new type of low-energy, nanoscale polarition laser that shines in all directions

Pilot line to lower PIC production costs for SMEs

05 December 2018

A €13.9 million EU project to build a photonic integrated circuit pilot production line for European SMEs has begun in Eindhoven

CEA-Leti extends 300mm wafer line for silicon photonics

05 December 2018

French research institute CEA-Leti has extended its 300mm silicon-based wafer line, opening it up for production of integrated photonic chips and III-V on silicon devices

AEye lidar system tested at 1km range

27 November 2018

US robotic perception company AEye has shown its Idar lidar system is able to detect and track a truck at 1km distance

Japanese researchers build LED into contact lens

23 November 2018

Imec, Ghent University, and Japanese contact lens manufacturer Seed have built a contact lens with an integrated LED

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