- QCL-based system performs terahertz spectroscopy in seconds
MIT development based on chip-scale lasers and THz frequency comb could have applications in rapid detection of explosives.
- Multiphoton microscopes to speed up disease diagnosis
£850,000 project yields two potential new inspection tools for diverse applications in medicine.
- imec team builds hybrid perovskite/Si PV module
Partnership with Solliance consortium yields 20.2%-efficient stacked module and first semi-transparent devices.
- Fraunhofers unite to reduce EUV wavelengths
Aachen and Jena centers generate 6.7nm output, in anticipation of producing "next-but-one generation" of microchips.
- Photonic fence for pest control 'now practical'
Researchers at Intellectual Ventures Laboratory claim that their system now offers a genuine alternative to chemical insecticides.
- Japan's Optex group buys UK's Gardasoft Vision
International security and sensing group adds booming LED lighting specialist to its roster.
- TomoCube holotomography offers label-free imaging of cells
Technique for real-time 3D-vizualization could impact neuroscience, hematology and other sectors.
- Christophe Ballif wins Becquerel Prize for PV research
Director of the EPFL photovoltaics lab and CSEM’s dedicated PV center claims prestigious European award.
- Dual ultrasound-laser scanner targets thyroid cancer
Hand-held probe expected to cut huge number and cost of unnecessary surgeries ‘dramatically’.
- CSEM extends PV cleanroom and production lab
Swiss photovoltaics center working on cheaper high-performance silicon solar cells adds 1100 square meters of development space.
- Tyndall National Institute appoints biophotonics chief
Photodynamic therapy pioneer Stefan Andersson-Engels joins from Lund’s Medical Laser Centre in Sweden.
- Huddersfield professor appointed to RAE/Renishaw Chair
Prof Xiangqian Jiang working on precise measurement tools for future factories and "Industry 4.0".
- TeraView works with Cambridge to improve drug discovery
Terahertz specialist and university looking at body’s take-up of amorphous, low-solubility drugs.
- e2v upbeat on strong imaging sales
Annual results show 17% rise in sales of imaging products thanks in part to strong pull from machine vision applications and Anafocus contribution.
- '3D mapping' method wins Giuseppe Inghilleri award
Netherlands’ Sander Oude Elberink wins 4-yearly prize for his landscape analysis, adopted by government agency.
- Optalysys brings optical processing to bear on big data
As computing grapples with Moore's Law, an optical platform offers a fast route to solving complex equations.
- European Commission backs €1BN quantum technologies 'flagship'
Digital Economy commissioner Günther Oettinger outlines plans for a major new innovation program at event in Delft.
- Photonics developments dominate Fraunhofer awards
Novel solar cells and mini-projector technologies winners at Germany’s technology showcase awards.
- Analyst predicts big changes in flow cytometry market
Compound annual growth rate of close to 10% tempered by high product costs, according to BCC Research.
- Philips prices lighting division IPO
Industry giant looks to raise nearly €1 billion in historic separation of lighting business set up by founder Frederik Philips in 1891.