Researchers have been able to compensate for the disturbance entagled photons experience during propagation through a scattering layer and restore entanglement at the output

Solved entanglement challenge boosts quantum imaging tech

23 January 2023

Researchers may have solved a key challenge of entanglement that could advance the development of quantum-enhanced imaging technologies

The FABulous Project (FABrication of 3D metasurfaces to enable the next generation of high efficiency optical products) is an initiative led by Aimen in Spain.

Project seeks to revolutionise 3D metasurface fabrication

20 January 2023

The high-resolution metasurfaces will be capable of manipulating light with unprecedented flexibility and enable the design and manufacture of smaller, lighter photonic systems

EOS SAT-1 will deliver valuable information for harvest monitoring, application mapping, seasonal planning and assessments that analyse information such as soil moisture, yield prediction and biomass levels (Image: Dragonfly Aerospace)

Satellite constellation to support sustainable agriculture

18 January 2023

EOS SAT will deliver valuable information for harvest monitoring, seasonal planning and assessments of soil moisture, yield prediction and biomass levels

(a) FAST’s optical geometry (b) Automated optical inspection of FAST (c) Illustration of surface defects (dent and hole) (d) Results of defect detection. (Image: Li et al.)

Drones to automate inspection of Chinese radio telescope

17 January 2023

Drones equipped with high-resolution RGB cameras and deep-learning techniques are searching for defects on the Chinese FAST telescope

By using a Ti:Sapphire and mid-infrared free-electron laser to structure silicon, scientists have demonstrated how laser induced periodic surface structures (LIPSS) vary depending on the laser properties. (Image: Reina Miyagawa of Nagoya Institute of Technology)

Laser structuring offers lithography alternative in transistor production

17 January 2023

LIPSS have been earmarked as a novel and prospective alternative to expensive lithography processes for the fabrication of nanostructured surfaces in optoelectronic device production

The new camera is easily configurable and could have applications in analysing combustion phenomena, detecting hazardous gases and characterising semiconductor materials (Image: INRS)

Ultrafast single-pixel camera unlocks non-visible applications

16 January 2023

The new camera could have applications in analysing combustion phenomena, detecting hazardous gases and semiconductor inspection

When connected to a laser beam, the new thin-film circuit produces finely tailorable terahertz-frequency waves. The device opens up a world of potential applications in optics, imaging and telecommunications. (Image: EPFL)

Integrated photonic circuits could help close the 'terahertz gap'

13 January 2023

The chips show promise for a whole host of applications in optics, spectroscopy, imaging and telecommunications

Similar to a smartwatch, the developed glucose monitor will be wearable on the wrist for the convenience of hundreds of millions of diabetics worldwide. (Image: Shutterstock/Chaay_Tee)

An end to pin-prick tests? Trumpf VCSELs to enable wearable glucose sensors

11 January 2023

The device could dramatically increase the quality of life for diabetics, who currently have to prick their finger or wear an implant to monitor glucose levels

The LZH and its partners are developing fast, contactless microscopy techniques for detecting bacteria. (Image: LZH)

LZH and partners developing faster tests for deadly bacteria

11 January 2023

The work could significantly accelerate the characterisation and classification of biofilms in clinical environments

The parallel peripheral-photoinhibition lithography system comprises eight modules that are arranged to allow the individual control of split excitation and inhibition beams, thereby allowing the high-resolution, high-efficiency fabrication of nanostructures. (Image: Zhu et al)

Laser lithography system could speed 3D nanofabrication

09 January 2023

The system could be used to fabricate intricate 3D nanostructures widely employed in photonics and electronics

The Innoviz360 is designed for OEMs looking to achieve level 4-5 automation in applications such as robotaxis, shuttles, trucks, and delivery vehicles. (Image: Innoviz)

CES: Which photonics firms launched new automotive lidar tech?

07 January 2023

Solutions for autonomous driving and other sensing applications were presented at the Consumer Electronics Show 2023

NeuroLogica’s OmniTom Elite system is equipped with photon counting detectors to enable enhanced analysis of biological tissues (Image: NeuroLogica)

Photon counting tech to increase CT scan accuracy

06 January 2023

NeuroLogica’s OmniTom Elite PCD system, equipped with photon counting detectors, will be used by the University of Dundee to perform enhanced analysis of biological tissues