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Bright Ideas presents the most captivating news and innovations in photonics. This week, a Russian official says the country's newest directed-energy laser weapon can "burn up" a target — and critics balk at the claim. Scientists are on their way to developing a usable amount of graphyne. Plus, DARPA and CACI successfully conducted optical communication between satellites in LEO.
Bright Ideas — Fraunhofer ISE Doubles Solar Cell Processing Output, LLNL Finds 3D Printer Defects With Laser-Based Ultrasound
Bright Ideas presents the most captivating news and innovations in photonics. This week, LLNL researchers are debuting a new laser-based ultrasound method for detecting tiny surface and subsurface defects in laser powder bed fusion (LPBF) 3D metal printing, while Fraunhofer ISE is revealing its high-efficiency process for producing more than 15,000 large-scale solar panel wafers in just one hour — about twice as much as the industry standard.
Bright Ideas — Solar Power Creates Sustainable Aircraft Fuel, Webb Telescope Camera Ready For Launch
Bright Ideas presents the most captivating news and innovations in photonics. This week, teams with the James Webb Space Telescope confirm its camera and spectrograph are ready for launch, a floating-solar and hydro-power plant hybrid is producing electricity near a dam in Thailand, and sustainable aircraft fuel is made from only sunlight and ambient air.
Bright Ideas presents the most captivating news and innovations in photonics. This week, a 3D-printed microscope detects COVID-19 in a single drop of blood, and scientists use imaging and machine learning to identify drought-tolerant crops.
The combination of diamond’s broadband transparency, chemical inertness, low absorption, and highest-known thermal conductivity offers benefits for applications running at either high power levels or high-power densities.