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09 March 2017

Companies and researchers are finding new ways of integrating solar
technology into urban environments, such as in windows and on roads.
Gemma Church reports
 

09 March 2017

Jessica Rowbury looks at the challenges of bringing spectroscopy to the consumer market, and whether we’re likely to see them being used by the
public in the near future

10 February 2017

Gemma Church investigates how the supercontinuum sector is developing and moving into the commercial world

10 February 2017

Matthew Dale finds that photoacoustic imaging is getting closer to the clinic, but factors such as cost and portability still need to improve

10 February 2017

Photonics technology will be a key enabler of smart cities, finds Jessica Rowbury

01 December 2016

The need to understand the human brain is driving the development of new optical technologies, finds Gemma Church

01 December 2016

Matthew Dale explores how laser projectors are using diodes to produce superior resolution, colour and 3D in cinemas

01 December 2016

Verifying the surface quality of optics has long relied on a visual, non-quantitative approach, finds Jessica Rowbury

01 November 2016

Physics gets decidedly weird once structures are created at scales similar to the wavelengths of light, yet these photonic crystals are set to revolutionise many aspects of everyday life, reports Russ Swan

01 November 2016

Photonics is not only enabling the creation of sophisticated light shows, finds Jessica Rowbury, but is also helping designers test the quality of special effects

01 November 2016

Matthew Dale finds that both the commercial and research sectors are pushing the limits of ultrafast laser technology, leading to advances such as a new ultrashort pulse power record

01 November 2016

Researchers in the US have developed a type of implant that could be used for optogenetics or for detecting early signs of disease

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