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Optical Design & Engineering

Quantum race intensifies amid global competition

With Europe's ten-year flagship research program now officially under way, and plans for a similar US effort passed by Congress, the global race to develop quantum technology has moved up a gear.

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Optical tweezers and high-power lasers that rely on advances by the 2018 laureates feature widely at the Photonics West exhibition.

18 March 2019

The various petawatt-class laser systems at the ELI Beamlines facility near Prague bring to fruition the Nobel-winning vision of Gérard Mourou and Donna Strickland.

15 March 2019
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From Arizona to New York, and Florida to Colorado, photonics communities continue to grow in influence across the country.

12 March 2019

Autonomous Sensors conference at SPIE Defense + Commercial Sensing to showcase future trends for autonomous operations.

6 March 2019
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The latest developments in optics and photonics technologies.

5 March 2019
Multi-wavelength additive manufacturing produces multi-material items
University of Wisconsin-Madison develops optical platform able to solidify different resins in one component.
18 March 2019
New wavemeter promises enhanced sensors and comms networks
University of St Andrews improves existing methods of using speckle to measure wavelength.
15 March 2019
Photoacoustics powers light-activated micropump
University of Houston project could open up new uses for microfluidic technology.
13 March 2019
Laser scanning shows up hidden military tunnels on Alcatraz
Combination of terrestrial laser scans, ground-penetrating radar data and georectification details earthwork defenses from 1850s fort.
8 March 2019
Arseniy Kuznetsov: Building flat optics and lasers with nanoantennas

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11 March 2019

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04 March 2019