Business news

Gated STED microscopy licensed to PicoQuant

News image17 December 2014
The Max Planck Society and the German Cancer Research Centre (DKFZ) have granted permission to PicoQuant to use gated stimulated emission depletion (gSTED) microscopy technology in its new time-resolved confocal microscope

CEO of Jenoptik re-elected as Photonics21 president

12 December 2014
Michael Mertin, CEO of Jenoptik, has been re-elected as president of Photonics21, the technology platform which represents the European photonics community of industry and research organisations

Lattice light microscopy sublicensed

News image10 December 2014
The technique for lattice light sheet microscopy has been sublicensed to Intelligent Imaging Solutions (3i), a company that designs and manufactures live cell and intravital microscopy imaging platforms

Downing Street Christmas lights herald start of International Year of Light

News image10 December 2014
The Downing Street Christmas lights have been switched on carrying the International Year of Light logo. Positioned directly outside the home of the UK's Prime Minister, the tree carries three lights carrying seasonal representations of the IYOL symbol

European Extremely Large Telescope gets green light

News image9 December 2014
The European Southern Observatory's (ESO) governing body has given the green light for construction to begin on what will be the world's largest telescope, the European Extremely Large Telescope (E-ELT)

Southampton university professor joins Photonics 21 board

28 November 2014
Professor Rob Eason from the Optoelectronics Research Centre at the University of Southampton, UK, has been appointed to the Board of Stakeholders for Photonics 21, the European Technology Platform

Distributors news

Power Technology becomes QSI laser diode distributor

9 June 2014
Power Technology is now a North American distributor of laser diode manufacturer Quantum Semiconductor International

Headwall appoints Diessechem as distributor for Italy

4 November 2013
Headwall has announced a new distributor partnership with Diessechem, with offices in Milan, Italy

HollyWinx Optics appointed as REO distributor in China

10 October 2013
REO has appointed HollyWinx Optics as its exclusive representative in China.

Headwall appoints Australian distributor

20 September 2013
Headwall has appointed Portable Analytical Solutions (PAS) as its distributor in Australia and New Zealand

AceXon to distribute LightPath

16 August 2013
LightPath Technologies, a global manufacturer, distributor and integrator of optical components and high-level assemblies, has signed a distribution agreement with AceXon Technologies

Phihong and Oree partnership in planar LEDs

12 August 2013
Phihong Technologies of Taiwan and Oree Illumination Solutions in Israel have formed a global partnership for the development and marketing of planar LED lighting systems

Business Features

Electro Optics coverOptatec

Action taken against REACH and RoHS regulations at Optatec


Electro Optics coverMade to measure

The rise and rise of LED technology – and the associated testing – has led to exciting times for photonics company Pro-Lite Technology, as Tim Gillett discovers

Electro Optics coverSound medical judgement

Photoacoustic imaging is on the threshold of clinical adoption. Jessica Rowbury explores the current progress and looks at what is needed if the technology is to be applied within medicine

Electro Optics coverBranding the beam

Tim Gillett traces the 25-year history of Duma Optronics, from its origins as an OEM innovator to its ambitions to become a self-branded market leader

Electro Optics coverReaching for the stars

The first optical components for the European Extremely Large Telescope have been approved by the European Southern Observatory. Jessica Rowbury finds out that developing the technology to make the mirror segments will ultimately strengthen the European optics industry

Electro Optics coverWorld in motion

Aerotech's motion control products have been used throughout photonics for more than 40 years, as Warren Clark discovers

Electro Optics coverPhotonics drives innovation

Rob Coppinger reflects on an ebullient show where the revitalisation of the photonics sector was so strong it could be tasted

Electro Optics coverTwo decades of good service

More than 20 years after helping its first customer - The University of Southampton's Department of Physics - Laser Support Services is still going strong, as Warren Clark discovers

Electro Optics coverReaching maturity

Cobolt has developed from a start-up to an established company with mature products, as Warren Clark discovers

Electro Optics coverThe finest in filters

Spectrogon has been leading the way in optical filters and associated products for decades, as warren Clark discovers

Electro Optics coverLeaders in lasers

For 40 years, JK Lasers has been developing industrial lasers around the world, as Warren Clark discovers

Electro Optics coverPositive outlook

The rebranding exercise for Acal BFi is almost complete, as Warren Clark discovers


Electro Optics coverFocus on growth

Trioptics has grown rapidly in the past three years, as Warren Clark discovers


Electro Optics coverDesign for light

Optical design software specialisr Lambda Research is 20 years old, as Warren Clark discovers


Electro Optics coverDiamond lights

Element Six provides synthetic diamond for use in the photonics industry, as Warren Clark discovers