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2018
21 JUN

New type of stadium lights reduces light pollution and complaints from neighbours

Several municipalities are struggling with neighbours complaining about the lights from sports fields. Now, a DTU researcher has invented a lens that solves the problem...

Energy efficiency Light sources Optics
2017
25 SEP

Ultrafast light reveals sketches under Renaissance painting

Short light pulses help to reveal secret drawings under the paint of a 16th century art relic. The advanced technology can be used to document key cultural artefacts.

Physics Light sources
27 JUL

Cold LED light threatens Nordic 'hygge'

Scandinavian affinity for warm lighting is threatened by international developments within LED lighting. Consumers should stand up and fight, says the author Tor Nørretranders...

Light sources
27 JUL

LED light bulbs need describing in new ways

The Ra index is a set of values that describe light quality. However, the index stems from the era of the incandescent bulb and the fluorescent tube, and it makes it difficult...

Light sources
04 JUL

Poster Contribution for DronEL Wins “Best Poster Award in Photovoltaic Characterization...

Postdoc Gisele Benatto from the PV Team in the Diode Lasers & LED Systems Group represented the DronEL project  at the international IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference...

Light sources
22 MAR

New electronics fill gaps in solar cell lamp market

Knowledge about efficient conversion of solar energy combined with considerable insight into solar cells have resulted in new efficient electronics for use in solar cell...

Electrotechnology Solar energy Light sources
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
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
04 NOV

Globalization may pose a threat to Nordic light culture

Global consensus on minimizing the amount of power consumed by LED lights affects the demand for good lighting in the Nordic countries.

Physics Light sources
19 JUL

Translucent concrete

Is it possible to combine the construction benefits of concrete with the desire to get more daylight into buildings? The answer is yes. An innovative building material...

Light sources Optics Construction materials Building design Building construction Entrepreneurship Innovation and product development
05 JUL

Horizon2020 MSCA ITN CELTA

ITN CELTA is a  European Integrated Research Training Network on Convergence of Electronics and Photonics Technologies for Enabling Terahertz Applications.

Electronics Light sources
01 JUN

New theory on how to control energy transfer between molecules

An analogy between science and a romantic dinner Scientists from the Technical University of Denmark and the University of Twente have settled an old scientific debate...

Light sources Quantum theory and atomic physics
11 MAR

Light on tomorrow’s city

In mid-December, the conclusion of the UN's International Year of Light 2015 was marked with a conference in the Black Diamond, the Royal Library in Copenhagen. Here...

Light sources Sensors Energy efficiency Data analysis Software and programming Computer calculations
2015
15 SEP

New issue of Technologist out now

This issue of DTU’s international magazine is focusing on light. Light and light technologies play an increasingly important role within the areas of communication, medicine...

Telecommunication Innovation and product development Entrepreneurship Light sources Optics
01 JUL

New light for design classics

PH lamps and other design icons will now be producing light similar to that of the classic incandescent bulb. A group of researchers, lighting experts, designers, and...

Energy efficiency Electronics Light sources Optics
23 JUN

Illuminating concrete

A new technology combining the robust properties of concrete with LED and the diversifying applications of optical fibres means that in future, it will be possible to...

Light sources Building design Building construction Construction materials
2014
18 SEP

Researchers develop ground-breaking fibre laser

At DTU Fotonik, researchers have developed an optical fibre-based light source covering a wavelength range previously unreachable using a fibre laser.

Light sources Micro and nanotechnology
04 SEP

The biggest laboratory in Europe for LED street lights opens in Denmark

A total of 280 LED lights lining 9 km of roads and paths forms the framework for DOLL Living Lab—the biggest living lab in Europe for street lighting and Smart City solutions...

Light sources
A radiowave (green) in an opto-electro-mechanical converter makes a micromembrane vibrate via electrostatic forces. The vibration is measured with a laser beam reflected off the membrane and interfering with itself. This technique allows the detection of very faint radiowaves. Photo: Anders Simonsen, NBI.
06 MAR

New technology converts radio waves into light signals

Researchers from DTU and the Niels Bohr Institute have developed a new technology that enables the detection of very faint radio signals. The technology may prove significant...

Lasers Light sources Micro and nanotechnology
2013
02 DEC

We make the future a little brighter (3:31)

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