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AIM Photonics receives $1.2m from US government to boost PIC research

06 September 2018

The American Institute for Manufacturing Integrated Photonics (AIM Photonics) has received grants totalling $1.2 million from the National Science Foundation, which will enable collaborative photonics-centred research

Novel x-ray optics improve imaging at US beamline facility

06 September 2018

Scientists at Brookhaven National Laboratory have developed a new approach of 3D x-ray imaging for observing bulky materials in great detail, which could help scientists analyse the structural information of countless materials, from batteries to biological systems

Scottish school trials li-fi internet

06 September 2018

A secondary school in Scotland is piloting li-fi internet within classrooms, becoming the first school in the world to test the technology

Plans to commercialise quantum single-photon sources discussed at EPIC event

06 September 2018

A French start-up detailing its hopes of being the first to commercialise quantum single-photon light sources represents the first time EPIC has focused on quantum technology at one of its events

Handheld optical sensor to reduce costs and waste for dairy industry

31 August 2018

A new optical sensor that can check the presence of contaminants in milk and produce a detailed reading in minutes, is set to reduce costs, wastage and antibiotic use linked to the production, quality control, and processing phases in the dairy industry

ESA launches lidar wind measuring satellite

23 August 2018

On 22 August, a powerful lidar instrument was launched into orbit by the European Space Agency as part of the first space mission to acquire profiles of the wind on a global scale

Terahertz study shines new light on semiconductor lasers

15 August 2018

Using terahertz technology, engineers have been able to investigate the operating frequencies within semiconductor lasers for the first time

Lidar could help in search for missing murder victims

14 August 2018

Lidar could help narrow the scope and speed up the search for clues during crime scene investigations, according to a new study

II-VI exceeds $1bn in yearly revenue

09 August 2018

The company’s photonics business unit achieved revenue of $464.4 million for the fiscal year ending 30 June 2018

The Great Pyramid of Giza can focus electromagnetic energy, study shows, which could enable new sensors and solar cells

08 August 2018

The research group plans to apply the findings to design nanoparticles capable of reproducing similar effects in the optical range

Fraunhofer develops new process for full-colour OLED displays

07 August 2018

Fraunhofer FEP scientists have developed a new micropatterning approach for OLEDs on silicon substrates, which could potentially eliminate the use of colour filters and shadow masks and allow full-colour displays to be developed by means of a new process

Young scientist granted €1.5 million to develop inexpensive, compact high-resolution microscope

07 August 2018

Imec scientist Niels Verellen has been awarded a €1.5 million 'Starting Grant' from the European Research Council (ERC) to develop a high-resolution, inexpensive and ultra-compact microscope based on on-chip photonics and CMOS image sensors

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