- Solar cell innovator 1366 to build new wafer plant in upstate NY
Factory will scale to more than 3GW of capacity and produce more than 600 million silicon wafers annually.
- Lithium battery production boosted by laser drying
Fraunhofer-devised method halves energy bill by removing need for oven and vacuum technologies.
- Bruker joins portable LIBS bandwagon
Firm is latest to offer scrap dealers and others a hand-held laser tool for instant chemical analysis of metals.
- Teledyne Dalsa and Denel Spaceteq to develop Earth observation satellite
Custom multispectral sensors scheduled for manufacture by 2017; benefits for agriculture.
- Row breaks out over cadmium quantum dot TVs
QD Vision, whose cadmium selenide dots now feature in Philips monitors, accuses rival Nanoco of making misleading statements.
- Compact Imaging sees OCT in smartphones, tablets and wearables
Novel time-domain platform offers smaller form factors and lower costs.
- UK investing £12m in quantum technology fellowship program
Photonics-related research projects are key to EPSRC's quantum science ambitions; nationwide participation.
- Lockheed ramps laser weapon modules
First laser to be built using modular approach and commercial fiber sources will be a 60 kW system for the US Army.
- 3D Systems and Penn State promote direct metal printing to US military
Academic-industrial partnership works on value of Direct Metal Printing at US Center for Innovative Materials Processing.
- Sony confirms image sensor split
New operational structure at Japanese electronics and consumer devices giant slated for April next year.
- Last call for Prism Award 2016 entries
Awards for photonics technology innovation across 12 categories to be presented at Photonics West 2016 gala dinner.
- ECOC 2015: Showcase of 400G and networking solutions
Visitors flock to Valencia to discover latest developments in next-gen optical networking.
- Swiss group develops 'most stable light source' for satellite tests
A light source with sufficient stability to use as a reference for qualifying exoplanet exploratory CCD sensors.
- aXenic emerges from Finisar's UK wing
Management buy-out sees employees take control of high-speed modulator firm looking to diversify from telecom roots.
- ECOC 2015: industry group demonstrates 400G 'ecosystem'
400G LiNbO modulator and 56/64 Gbaud test kit show improved capability for high Baud-rate communications.
- Trumpf sets up Berlin diode center
Subsidiary will work in close cooperation with laser diode experts at the local Ferdinand-Braun-Institut.
- Acronis and ID Quantique offer quantum encryption for a safer cloud
Collaboration to help companies protect data outside of the firewall and on mobile devices from future security threats and vulnerabilities.
- Ultrafast industrial laser training network kicks off
€3.5M 'Laser4Fun' project will train up to 14 students in new surface engineering techniques employing ultrashort-pulse lasers.
- Trumpf sells £2m of fiber laser tools to UK manufacturer
Industrial components maker HTA (Coventry) invests in fiber laser-based profiling technology.
- Spectral data suggest a watery Mars
The red planet could still be a wet planet, according to a spectral analysis of images captured by an orbiting spectrometer.