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  1. New CEO In Scandinavia LASER COMPONENTS

    On November 1st, Fredrik Wikfeldt took over as CEO of LASER COMPONENTS Nordic AB. He holds a master’s degree in engineering physics from the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm and brings more than twenty years of sales and management expertise in the electronics and manufacturing industry as well as a deep technical knowledge of industrial image processing and measurement technologies.

  2. Breakthrough Mind-Reading Wearable Device To Launch In 2020 With Help From Protolabs’ Cool Idea Award

    Digital manufacturing leader Protolabs today announces that nūrio has been selected as the latest Cool Idea Award winner for innovation in consumer technology.

  3. SCHOTT’s Laser-Diffusing Technology Enables More Effective Light-Based Therapies

    SCHOTT’s high-performance glass-based diffusers radiate laser light extremely homogeneously and efficiently, enabling more effective medical treatments. The patent-pending laser-diffusing materials are available in various geometries, including cylindrical, front emitting, spherical and special shapes. Ideally suited for light-based medical treatments such as photodynamic therapy or laser-induced thermal therapy, laser diffusers support the fight against cancer.

  4. Using Light To Generate Order In An Exotic Material

    Adding energy to any material, such as by heating it, almost always makes its structure less orderly. Ice, for example, with its crystalline structure, melts to become liquid water, with no order at all.

  5. ‘Messy’ Production Of Perovskite Material Increases Solar Cell Efficiency

    Scientists at the University of Cambridge studying perovskite materials for next-generation solar cells and flexible LEDs have discovered that they can be more efficient when their chemical compositions are less ordered, vastly simplifying production processes and lowering cost.

  6. Efficiency World Record Set For Organic Solar Modules

    A research team from Nuremberg and Erlangen has set a new record for the conversion efficiency of organic photovoltaic modules (OPV).

  7. New Particle Analysis Technique Paves Way For Better Air Pollution Monitoring

    A new technique for continuously monitoring both the size and optical properties of individual airborne particles could offer a better way to monitor air pollution. It is especially promising for analyzing fine particulate matter measuring less than 2.5 microns (PM2.5), which can reach deep into the lungs and cause health problems

  8. Lumerical’s Photonic Inverse Design Reduces CompoundTek SiPh Grating Coupler Footprint By 20X

    CompoundTek, a global foundry services leader in emerging silicon photonic solutions (SiPh), today announces the tapeout of a reduced footprint grating coupler for photonic I/O. The grating couplers were designed and optimized using photonic inverse design (PID) in conjunction with Lumerical’s industry leading FDTD nanophotonic simulator.

  9. Machine Learning Enhances Light-Beam Performance At The Advanced Light Source

    Synchrotron light sources are powerful facilities that produce light in a variety of “colors,” or wavelengths – from the infrared to X-rays – by accelerating electrons to emit light in controlled beams.

  10. MiaSolé Breaks World Record Again: Large Area Flexible Photovoltaic Module With 18.64% Efficiency

    MiaSolé, the leading flexible thin-film solar solution provider, announced that the Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems ISE has independently confirmed an 18.64% aperture area efficiency on a commercial size flexible PV module (aperture area 1.08m2). The cells and record module were made using the MiaSolé production equipment in Santa Clara, California.