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Photonic integrated circuits can guide light on a chip with ultra-low low losses, and enhance optical fields using micro-ring resonators. (Image: Yujia Yan, EPFL)

07 January 2022

The work could benefit transmission electron microscopy for application in materials science and structural biology

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Researchers have designed a blueprint for a new laser system that can convert natural sunlight into a coherent laser beam. (Image: Shutterstock/Mrs.Moon)

20 January 2022

Researchers have designed a blueprint for a new laser system that can convert natural sunlight into a coherent laser beam

The device triggers a chemical process that converts CO2 and hydrogen into methane and carbon monoxide

18 January 2022

The carbon capture device could process up to one megaton of carbon dioxide per year

12 January 2022

The platform co-integrates III-V lasers, semiconductor optical amplifiers, electro-absorption modulators and photodetectors with silicon photonics devices, all monolithically on a single chip

LiFi (light fidelity) enables the communication of data at exceptionally high speeds via led lighting. (Image: Shutterstock/Sentavio)

 

11 January 2022

The innovation was demonstrated for automotive and consumer applications at CES last week

The new SERS substrates are free of contamination, delivering superior sensitivity and specificity. (Image: Nikalyte)

10 January 2022

The partners are evaluating and testing a novel surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy substrate for trace detection of materials.

Voyant Photonics' lidar system contain thousands of optical components fabricated on a single semiconductor chip. (Image: Voyant Photonics)

10 January 2022

The firm’s lidar systems contain thousands of optical components fabricated on a single semiconductor chip, radically reducing the size and manufacturing complexity of lidar

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Photonic integrated circuits can guide light on a chip with ultra-low low losses, and enhance optical fields using micro-ring resonators. (Image: Yujia Yan, EPFL)

Researchers demonstrate efficient electron beam modulation using integrated photonic microresonators

07 January 2022

The work could benefit transmission electron microscopy for application in materials science and structural biology

The collaboration has yielded a 200m, long-range VCSEL-based hybrid solid-state lidar solution for ADAS. (Image: Hesai)

Lumentum partners with Hesai to develop solid-state lidar

06 January 2022

The partners will incorporate VCSEL array light sources into lidar to improve its cost and scalability

The index will provide investors a way to invest in a diversified portfolio of photonics companies. (Image: Shutterstock/wanpatsorn)

Certificate to facilitate investment into world’s first Photonics Index

14 December 2021

The index will provide investors a way to invest in a diversified portfolio of photonics companies

Pieter Klinkert, fund manager at PhotonDelta (left), Simone Cardarelli, CEO of MicroAlign (centre) and Pleuni Hooijman of Innovation Industries (right). (Image: Photon Delta)

New investment to boost integrated photonics start-up

13 December 2021

TU Eindhoven spinoff MicroAlign is developing a new alignment solution for connecting multiple optical fibres and photonic chips

CO2 retrievals from OCO-2 data via FOCAL v08 (Image: EUMETSAT)

 

M Squared to develop laser systems for CO2 monitoring satellites

07 December 2021

The firm will develop and deliver advanced laser systems spanning the visible to SWIR wavelengths to Thales Alenia Space

Santec eyes fibre optic cable test market with double acquisition

24 November 2021

JGR Optics and OptoTest are providers of fibre optic test solutions

Streptococcus Pneumoniae bacterium under STED imaging

EU-funded €5.6m microscope to study ‘superbugs’

24 November 2021

Scientists will be able to observe bacteria like Streptococcus Pneumoniae at a resolution ten times higher than existing fluorescence microscopy techniques

Lasers in the Optoelectronics Lab. Credit: Akshay Rao

Spectroscopy identifies organic solar cell efficiency hurdle

24 November 2021

Researchers have used spectroscopy to identify a key mechanism responsible for the lower efficiencies of organic solar cells and shown a way that this hurdle might be overcome

Credit: Photonics Leadership Group

UK photonics report to guide government on £50bn potential

24 November 2021

Photonics will create an additional 150,000 jobs on top of the 76,500 already employed in photonics in the UK

Fraunhofer spin-off raises $20m to market MEMS smart glasses tech

23 November 2021

OQmented has raised a further $9.3 million in seed round funding, bringing its total raised to $20 million since its inception in 2018

A 2 x 2mm integrated photonic chip will make interferometers, and therefore precision optics, even more powerful. Credit: J Adam Fenster/University of Rochester

Researchers amplify interferometric signals on photonic chip

17 November 2021

University of Rochester researchers have packaged a way of amplifying interferometric signals using inverse weak value amplification - without increase in extraneous input or 'noise' - on an integrated photonic chip

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Lumentum acquires NeoPhotonics in $918m deal

17 November 2021

The addition of NeoPhotonics is designed to expand Lumentum's opportunity in the optical components market, particularly for cloud and telecom network infrastructure

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