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2019
Photo: Dynatest
14 MAY

Laser trucks help maintain roads

Pavement engineering company, Dynatest, has developed a truck in partnership with DTU which analyses the state of the road using laser technology.

Lasers Construction and mechanics Information technology Mathematics Transport and logistics
2018
Photo: Büro Jantzen
27 DEC

Advanced drones chasing defective solar cells

Monitoring of solar farms is difficult, time-consuming and imprecise. Often you do not find all defects, which can reduce the energy production.

Solar energy Energy production Robot technology and automation Lasers
Professor Ulrik Lund Andersen. Photo: Joachim Rode.
29 OCT

DTU strongly represented in new EU Quantum Flagship

A major EU initiative aims at bringing Europe to the forefront of quantum technology development. DTU participates in two of the four projects on quantum communication...

Information technology Systems and data security Physics Lasers Light sources Optics Telecommunication
11 APR

Doctoral defense: linearity is totally boring

In his pursuit to control laser light, Morten Bache has acquired an in-depth understanding of nonlinear effects. This knowledge has now made him DTU’s latest Dr...

Lasers Mathematical modelling
2017
Photo: Sepehr Ahmadi
03 OCT

Diamonds track cancer

Knowing whether a cancer therapy is 100 per cent effective, or merely 99.9 per cent, can be a matter of life and death. Quantum mechanical phenomena in diamonds are helping...

Quantum theory and atomic physics Lasers Health and diseases
Photo: DTU Physics
04 SEP

Large Danish imprint on world’s biggest X-ray laser

On Friday, 1 September, the new European research facility European XFEL was inaugurated in Hamburg, Germany. One of the two instruments has been built by the Danish company...

Physics Lasers Solar energy
Photo: Adam Mørk
07 APR

Converting more research into business opportunities

DTU is participating in the new initiative Open Entrepreneurship, in which the Danish Industry Foundation and a total of four Danish universities are boosting efforts to...

Information technology Lasers Light sources Optics Sensors
2016
09 DEC

DTU Fotonik Researchers in Optics & Photonics’ Special Edition 2016

A special edition of Optics & Photonics News has highlighted the 30 most important optics research breakthroughs in 2016. The featured publications are from prominent...

Lasers Light sources Optics
Toroid
29 NOV

Squeezed states of light can improve feedback cooling significantly

In a recent proof-of-principle experiment, published in Nature Communications, researchers from DTU Physics have demonstrated how quantum-engineered states of light can...

Physics Quantum theory and atomic physics Lasers Light sources
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14 OCT

Ultraviolet light—antimicrobial agents of the future

The part of sunlight in the ultraviolet spectrum plays an important role for our lives on Earth. With the new LED light sources and greater knowledge of the effect of ultraviolet...

Bacteria and microorganisms Lasers Optics
Photo: Leif Jansson
28 SEP

Theme: Knowledge about invisible structures produce new materials

Danish universities and businesses will have direct access to the recently inaugurated X-ray facility in Lund, Sweden—MAX IV.

Physics Lasers
2015
16 JUL

Green laser generates new business

As laser technology is developing, the range of applications for lasers, and thereby also the market, is growing. This is something the spin-out Norlase—with three...

Lasers Optics Entrepreneurship
Secure internet communication
29 MAY

One step closer to secure Internet communication

Every day, most of us transmit personal data over the Internet. Secure communication is thus an absolute necessity. In a new article in Nature Photonics, researchers from...

Quantum theory and atomic physics Lasers Systems and data security Telecommunication
Photo: Colourbox
07 APR

Tomorrow’s touchscreens work under water as well

It started out with someone who couldn’t use his new cooker with wet fingers, and ended up with a touchscreen that not only works under water, but is also ten times...

Light sources Lasers Sensors
Photo: Jesper Scheel
23 MAR

Nanocscale snitch

Silmeco, which recently won the Danish journal Ingeniøren’s entrepreneur award, is a DTU spin-out. The company’s nanotechnological product can reveal...

Metals and alloys Nanoparticles Micro and nanotechnology Lasers Entrepreneurship Innovation and product development
Ru-Co molecule
04 MAR

DTU researchers track electron’s lightning jump through an entire molecule

Using sophisticated laser and X-ray equipment, DTU researchers are the first to successfully track an electron’s ultra-fast path through a light absorbing molecule...

Physics Lasers Solar energy Chemistry Catalysis
Photo: Colourbox
23 JAN

DTU to mark Year of Light 2015

UNESCO has named 2015 International Year of Light, and DTU is celebrating the occasion with a two-day conference on light and light-based Technologies.

Physics Lasers Light sources Optics
2014
Photo: Ulrik Jantzen
10 NOV

Time to bring the insect radar out to the customers

The start-up FaunaPhotonics is one of 22 companies participating in the Danish Tech Challenge competition at Scion DTU. The objective is to make contact...

Food, fish and agriculture Lasers
Protein quake
22 AUG

DTU researchers film protein quake for the first time

One of nature’s mysteries is how plants survive impact by the huge amounts of energy contained in the sun’s rays, while using this energy for photosynthesis...

Solar energy Physics Analytic and theoretical chemistry Lasers
Foto: Colourbox
30 JUL

World data transfer record back in Danish hands

Researchers at DTU Fotonik have reclaimed the world data transfer record.

Lasers