Technology news

Sentinel-2A satellite to transfer data via laser

30 June 2015
Images from the recently launched Sentinel-2A Earth observation satellite will be transferred between satellites by laser communication

Record length hollow core photonic bandgap fibre produced

18 June 2015
Researchers at the University of Southampton's Zepler Institute have successfully manufactured a record 11km of hollow core photonic bandgap fibre

Nanophotonic coherent imager developed for superfine 3D resolution

News image21 April 2015
Researchers from the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) have developed a nanophotonic coherent imager (NCI) for producing accurate three dimensional images of objects so they can be replicated with a 3D printer.

Nanoparticles machined with ultrafast laser to combat antimicrobial resistance

20 April 2015

Biophotonic laser delivers particles into cells 100,000 times per minute

15 April 2015

IBM advances silicon photonics for faster computing

8 April 2015

Chameleon-like material changes colour when touched

12 March 2015

Computers that learn could become reality thanks to novel optical fibres

11 March 2015

One step closer to terahertz communication thanks to new filters

4 March 2015

New research suggests OLEDs could enable organic lasers

3 March 2015

Scientists image light as both particle and wave simultaneously

3 March 2015

Interaction between light and sound demonstrated on silicon core

17 February 2015

Entangled light particles on a chip could enable faster, more secure computing

27 January 2015

Fraunhofer scientists develop MEMS spectrometer to detect hazardous chemicals

27 January 2015

Scientists prove the impossible by slowing the speed of light

23 January 2015

New technique to improve pulsed lasers

22 January 2015

Laser biospeckle technique to identify the ripeness of fruit

18 December 2014

Smart material transforms clothing into active motion sensors

11 December 2014

New coating developed to give LEDs a warm glow

20 November 2014

Test for photonic IC developed with potential for industrial characterisation

18 November 2014

Laser source developed to investigate gallium nitride

18 November 2014

Asthma inhaler delivery to improve from research using laser trap

17 November 2014

Microring laser cavity developed for single-mode lasing on demand

17 November 2014

New LCD screen can display 3D images without a power source

24 October 2014

First long-distance tractor beam created

22 October 2014

Fusion optics research targets higher laser shot rates

22 October 2014

High-power alexandrite laser developed for space lidar

22 October 2014

Non-metallic mirror shows promise for new optoelectronic devices

21 October 2014

Loss becomes win for laser performance

21 October 2014

Ground breaking research for fibre optic sensors

21 October 2014

Smart bandage glows to show wound healing

14 October 2014

Light-based innovations win Nobel Prize for Physics and Chemistry

8 October 2014

Co-inventors of the OLED and nanomaterials pioneer tipped to win Nobel Prizes

29 September 2014