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Nobel Physics Laureates set groundwork for photonic advances

6 October 2016
Three scientists from the United States have been awarded the 2016 Nobel Prize in Physics for theoretical work that is the basis for many advances in optical and photonic technology

Laser processing improves graphene conductivity a thousand-fold

News image5 October 2016
Researchers from Iowa State University have developed a computer-controlled laser process that increases the electrical conductivity of graphene by a thousand times

New interferometric method to advance optical comms analysis

3 October 2016
A team of researchers in America have developed a solution for interferometer equipment that opens up new ways of analysing light beams in space

Wearable microscope detects fluorescent biomarkers in skin

3 October 2016

Ultrashort pulses compressed to achieve nuclear reactor outputs

26 September 2016

Micro display glasses allow wearers to control machines with eyes

20 September 2016

Fraunhofer Li-Fi module to improve factory automation

20 September 2016

Quantum encryption generator made for mobile devices

13 September 2016

Silicon carbide polishing approach wins Rudolf Kingslake Award

6 September 2016

Diamond enables development of ultra-pure frequency lasers

5 September 2016

UK researchers produce bio-superlens with spider silk

22 August 2016

Researchers develop heat-resistant broad-spectrum PV device

11 August 2016

Hyperspectral imaging to be trialed for early detection of Alzheimer's

29 July 2016

Fibre optic probe developed to monitor brain temperature following injury

27 July 2016

Horizon 2020 project develops miniature spectrometers to aid cancer biopsies

21 July 2016

Extremely large telescopes could be assembled in space using robotics and optics

20 July 2016

Rembrandt may have used optics to aid self portraits, new research suggests

14 July 2016

Researchers overcome diffraction limit of telescopes

11 July 2016

Self cleaning metals produced with laser cutting technology

8 July 2016

Squeezed vacuum source to enhance gravitational wave detection

28 June 2016

Nobel laureate develops enhanced DNA imaging technique

20 June 2016

Colour-changing nanomaterials developed for roll-to-roll production

8 June 2016

Alpao to develop adaptive optics for European Extremely Large Telescope

7 June 2016

Fraunhofer institutes display new optics production methods at Optatec

7 June 2016

EUV lithography used to produce microchips a few atoms thick

2 June 2016

Laser technology to aid judges in gymnastic scoring

31 May 2016

Photonics space technology comes back down to Earth

19 May 2016

Photonic crystals cool solar cells while maintaining sunlight absorption

10 May 2016

Researchers measure forces of light smaller than one piconewton

3 May 2016

Study suggests lighting affects academic performance

29 April 2016

Lidar-equipped Ford navigates in pitch darkness

29 April 2016

Researchers 3D print high quality micron-scale optics

20 April 2016

Laser imaging system used to record tadpole heartbeat

18 April 2016