A single metalens capable of focusing the entire visible spectrum of light to a single point and in high resolution has been developed by a team of researchers at the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
The Optoelectronics Research Centre (ORC), based at the University of Southampton, UK, is heading a £6.1 million programme funded by the UK’s EPSRC to develop the next generation of fibre optics
The Echelle SPectrograph for Rocky Exoplanet and Stable Spectroscopic Observations (ESPRESSO) has made its first observations. Installed on ESO’s Very Large Telescope (VLT) in Chile, ESPRESSO will search for exoplanets by looking at the minuscule changes in the light of their host stars.
Casting has begun for the fifth mirror of the Giant Magellan Telescope (GMT), a 24.5-metre near infrared and visible telescope comprising seven 8.4-metre mirror segments
Velodyne Lidar, a US firm providing sensing solutions for autonomous vehicles, has partnered with French firm YellowScan to produce a UAV lidar system for civil engineering and mining applications.
A European research team has developed a handheld diagnostic scanner that can detect skin cancer in 30 seconds. It uses an infrared laser beam to identify blood vessels grown by malignant melanomas
Researchers have published findings on newly observed challenges of using ‘twisted’ light as a form of wireless, high-capacity data transmission in urban environments that could one day render fibre-optical communication obsolete
Having to endure unpleasant air turbulence on flights could be a thing of the past, thanks to long range lidar technology being developed by Boeing and the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency
The mid-infrared and terahertz laser systems were the first to arrive at the Extreme Light Infrastructure Attosecond Light Pulse Source institute in Szeged, Hungary, last month
Korean tech giants LG Display and Samsung Ventures have invested €25 million in German OLED firm Cynora in order to support the development of a blue OLEDs