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IQE receives $1M dollar order for MWIR indium antimonide (InSb) substrates

04/16/2014

Semiconductor wafer manufacturer IQE received its first $1 million dollar purchase order agreement for InSb substrates used in MWIR imaging technology.

SpaceX OPALS laser payload to beam video from the International Space Station

04/15/2014

On Friday, April 18, SpaceX will launch and carry with it the Optical Payload for Lasercomm Science (OPALS) equipment for optical communication.

Miniature SiN frequency-comb microresonator leads to 1.44 Tbit/s data transmission over 300 km

Miniature SiN frequency-comb microresonator leads to 1.44 Tbit/s data transmission over 300 km

04/14/2014 Researchers at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT; Karlsruhe, Germany) and the Swiss École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) have transmitted 1.44 Tbit/s over 300 km of fiber using an optical frequency comb light so...

Blue light-activated neurons from stem cells could restore function to paralyzed muscles

04/14/2014 Scientists at University College London (UCL) and King’s College London, both in England, have found a new way to artificially control muscles using light, with potential to restore function to muscles paralyzed by conditions s...

Strategies in Biophotonics announces schedule of speakers

04/11/2014 The first Strategies in Biophotonics conference and exhibition, scheduled to take place September 9-11, 2014, in Boston, MA, has announced its lineup of speakers—all of whom have been deeply involved in development and commerci...

Philips steps up as first corporate sponsor for 2015 International Year of Light

04/10/2014

Royal Philips was applauded by the OSA for signing on as the first patron sponsor of the International Year of Light and Light-Based Technologies (IYL 2015).

Magnetization couples with a laser-induced sound wave, could be future hard-disk replacement

Magnetization couples with a laser-induced sound wave, could be future hard-disk replacement

04/10/2014 A team from Radboud University (Nijmegen, The Netherlands) and Taurida National University (Simferopol, Crimea) has developed a way to use sound to couple magnetism with light.

Civilian drones get a research center as FAA faces political pressure

04/09/2014 The fast growing importance (and prevelance) of small unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) is reflected in the recent announcement by the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration that a new research center will be established within the...

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