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Lattice light-sheet method speeds up brain imaging

18 January 2019

Using a technique that combines lattice light-sheet microscopy with an expansion microscopy process, researchers including Nobel prize winner Eric Betzig and renowned neuroscientist Ed Boyden have imaged the entire fruit fly brain, in addition to large sections of the mouse brain, much faster than previously possible

SPIE calls on US government to be ‘reasonable’ with controls on exports of emerging technologies

18 January 2019

SPIE CEO Kent Rochford has responded to the US government’s proposed change to rules regarding the export of emerging technologies, urging that they are ‘reasonable and balanced’

How EPIC will serve its members in 2019

17 January 2019

Carlos Lee, director general of the European Photonics Industry Consortium (EPIC), details the association's agenda for 2019

Ams' behind-OLED sensor could increase smartphone screen size

14 January 2019

Apple supplier Ams has developed a light and infrared proximity sensor that can sit behind a smartphone’s screen, reducing the area required to house such sensors to allow for a larger screen size

Ultrashort pulse lasers to advance automotive HUDs

14 January 2019

A German research project is focusing on how the beams of ultrashort pulse lasers can be shaped using refractive and diffractive optical elements, specifically for the processing of glass in head-up displays for the automotive industry

New lidar innovations shown at CES 2019

11 January 2019

At the annual Consumer Electronics Show (CES), which is taking place this week in Las Vegas, several companies released lidar innovations, which promise to improve the intelligence and safety of autonomous vehicles

Lidar wins big at CES 2019

11 January 2019

Three lidar firms have received innovation nods at the Consumer Electronics Show taking place this week in Las Vegas

Harvard team stores and controls light on a chip

08 January 2019

Researchers from the Harvard John A Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) have developed a new integrated photonics platform that can store light and electrically control its frequency in an integrated circuit

Trumpf acquires laser diode division of Philips

07 January 2019

Trumpf is acquiring 100 per cent of Photonics GmbH from Philips, headquartered in Ulm, Germany. The move, which represents Trumpf's largest acquisition since buying JFY in China in 2013, opens up a new market segment for Trumpf to complement its existing high-power diode laser business

OCT system designed for use at home starts US clinical trial

03 January 2019

Notal Vision, an ophthalmic diagnostic services company, has started a clinical trial in the United States to advance the commercialisation of its home-based, patient-operated, spectral-domain optical coherence tomography (SD-OCT) system

Omnidirectional laser could boost microscopy & lidar illumination

03 January 2019

Researchers in Eindhoven have developed a new type of low-energy, nanoscale polarition laser that shines in all directions

Pilot line to lower PIC production costs for SMEs

05 December 2018

A €13.9 million EU project to build a photonic integrated circuit pilot production line for European SMEs has begun in Eindhoven

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