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Multimedia presentations: Optics + Photonics 2014 plenaries

Slides and audio of plenary talks at SPIE Optics + Photonics, held in San Diego in August 2014.

Nanosized particles with low overlap between their absorption and emission spectra allow more of the sun's light energy to be captured.

25 September 2014

As researchers race to develop novel semiconductors that efficiently split water to produce hydrogen, nanotechnology is providing winning solutions.

23 September 2014
Water/alcohol-soluble conjugated polymers can greatly improve photovoltaic efficiency.
11 September 2014
Engineering directional light emission with a simple photonic structure enables high secondary geometric gain.
5 September 2014
A digital alloy technique grows device-quality aluminum gallium arsenide antimonide lattice matched to indium phosphide.
27 August 2014
Spatially engineering nitrogen impurities in zinc oxide nanostructured arrays decouples optical absorption and electron transport for photoelectrochemical activity.
21 August 2014
Natcore claims low-temperature solar advance
Laser processing step means that cells can be produced without need for expensive high-temperature furnace.
21 October 2014
Philips: LEDs now account for 40% of sales
But €366 million penalty relating to pulse oximetry lawsuit forces industrial giant to record a paper loss in latest financial quarter.
21 October 2014
Investment hopefuls give IIP forum their best shot
Start-ups aim for the top with elevator pitches at Invest In Photonics event.
17 October 2014
pureLiFi creates first optical atto-cell network
LED bulb-based comms systems Li-Flame to revolutionize 5G and Internet of Things, says developer.
16 October 2014
 
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