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Optics the key challenge for AR, VR and mixed reality evolution

A new conference incorporating interactive experience at Photonics West reveals the rapid growth of augmented and virtual realities. Its chair, Bernard Kress of Microsoft's Hololens division, tells Matthew Peach that optics remains the key challenge in developing the ultimate virtual experience.

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Can quantitative phase imaging help combat dementia and find a cure for cancer? The technology is set but developers need to increase awareness among biologists, hears Rebecca Pool.

19 February 2018
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From precision components in breathtaking timepieces to micro-needles for vein cannulation, breakthrough laser writing from Photonics West exhibitor Femtoprint is reshaping microdevice fabrication.

16 February 2018
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SPIE, one of seven international organization members of the International Commission for Optics, has supported the mission of the organization for many years.

14 February 2018
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Developing the optics behind LIGO's gravitational wave detectors saw photonics engineers and vendors collaborating on ground-breaking technology. Now those systems are being upgraded further.

12 February 2018
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SPIE is collaborating with other organizations to host grand challenge events aimed at solving problems in medical imaging.

7 February 2018
Metalenses developed for MEMS chips
Harvard-Argonne partnership develops technology, with flexible features such as fast scanning and beam steering.
22 February 2018
‘Laser fabric’ treats skin diseases
Wearable photo dynamic therapy system said to improve patient experience in addressing acne, psoriasis and AK.
22 February 2018
Rochester laser lab slams 'potentially devastating' budget cut
Laboratory for Laser Energetics, home to giant Omega laser for fusion research, is under threat from Trump administration’s science funding cuts.
22 February 2018
Chronocam raises $19M; rebrands as 'Prophesee'
Intel, Renault, and Bosch among the investors to back series B round for startup developing animal-inspired machine vision technology.
21 February 2018
Osram develops ‘glow-free’ IR LED for facial recognition
With its wavelength of 940 nm, the Synios P2720 reduces distracting problem of red glow.
21 February 2018
 

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