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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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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
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R&D highlights from the 2018 session: Presentations from leading researchers in biophotonics.

5 February 2018
Cognex chiefs hail 'spectacular' year
Machine vision firm posts record sales and net income despite huge tax charge following US law change.
16 February 2018
Swiss pair share 2018 Zeiss Research Award
Tobias Kippenberg and Jean-Pierre Wolf recognized for work on frequency combs and ultra-intense laser pulses respectively.
15 February 2018
Optical CO2 gas sensor boosts diver safety
Potentially life-saving LED-based device exploits absorption band in the 4.2-4.4 µm wavelength range.
15 February 2018
IR thermometry locates brain surgery margins
US researchers map brain activity according to thermal signature and blood oxygenation.
14 February 2018
FLIR hikes dividend on 'positive momentum'
Thermal imaging giant posted record sales of $1.8BN in transitional year.
14 February 2018
 

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