Fraunhofer scientists have succeeded for the first time in producing OLED electrodes from graphene. The electrodes are transparent, flexible, and conductive – making them ideal for touch screens, wearables and photovoltaic applications
France completed building the world’s first solar panel road In Tourouvre-au-Perche, Normandy, in December
Images of cubic metre volumes have been achieved with optical coherence tomography (OCT) by an industry-academia collaboration between MIT, Praevium Research, Thorlabs and Acacia Communications
A mobile laser unit is being developed that reduces the time it takes to rescue people in traffic accidents.
The project involves laser research centre, Laser Zentrum Hannover (LZH), in addition to several photonics and automobile companies such as Coherent, Laservision and Volkswagon.
As part of an EU-funded project, a team of scientists is developing a sensor capable of detecting multiple gasses several times faster and 10 ten times cheaper than existing systems
A new biophotonic light sensor has been developed that can identify Legionella bacterium - the source of the fatal Legionnaire's disease - 240 times faster than current identification methods
In a joint research project, Laser Zentrum Hannover (LZH), a German laser technology research firm, is developing a biohybrid cardiac pacemaker that uses targeted optical stimulation to treat cardiac arrhythmia
Biotech company Poietis and cosmetics giant L'Oréal have formed a research partnership with the goal of 3D printing a hair follicle - the small organ that produces hair - using laser-assisted bioprinting technology
Two laser diodes from German company Eagleyard Photonics are working on board Gaia, the ESA's billion-star surveyor spacecraft
The UK government has announced plans to ban microbeads in household products. The decision follows research using Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy that shows micro-plastics are accumulating in oceans and sea ice