Scientists from the Fraunhofer Institute for Photonic Microsystems (IPMS) are to present a light-fidelity (LiFi) hotspot as a prototype for optical wireless communication for distances up to 10 metres, and at speeds of up to 1 Gigabit per second, at the 2017 Optical Fibre Communication (OFC) trade fair
European scientists are developing a new augmented reality (AR) surgical visor capable of superimposing a patient’s X-ray images and other medical information in perfect 3D unison with their anatomy
A research team at the university of Surrey, UK has devised a new method to characterise the internal structures of natural materials
A European collaboration featuring multiple universities, companies and research institutes is developing a wearable obstacle-detection system based on autonomous vehicle technology that could assist the visually impaired
Physicists at Heriot-Watt University and the Universities of Bath and Edinburgh in the UK have broadened the potential applications of time-stretch spectroscopy
The European Southern Observatory has awarded four contracts for the development of major components of the European Extremely Large Telescope (E-ELT)
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.