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Small-sats to represent a significant market for photonics

17 October 2014
Between 2,000 and 2,750 nano- and micro-satellites are predicted to launch from 2014 to 2020, representing a big market for photonics, according to Chris Brunskill at the Satellite Applications Catapult speaking at Photonex

Optical technology experts join VDMA steering committee

News image14 October 2014
The Photonics Forum of the German Engineering Association (VDMA) has appointed four new members from the field of optical technologies to its steering committee.

One million aspheres to be supplied to Chinese laser company

2 October 2014
One million moulded aspheric lenses are to be supplied to a Chinese specialist in laser surveying equipment, Changzhou Huada Kejie Opto-Electro Instrument (HDOEI) by 2015

UK scientists to build 23 million Euro spectrograph for VLT telescope

1 October 2014

Most powerful laser in the world to be fitted at European research facility

30 September 2014

Laser light source wins OSA optics award

22 September 2014

Photonic IC firm gains €340k to commercialise software

16 September 2014

CEOs of ModuLight and Avantes join EPIC's board of directors

15 September 2014

Global photonics market worth more than 150 billion dollars, according to SPIE market report

9 September 2014

Laser Quantum to penetrate ultrafast market with acquisition of Venteon Laser Technologies

8 September 2014

Intel's Silicon Photonics Group wins Engineering Prize

5 September 2014

Banknote security set to increase through new optical features

29 August 2014

Free-electron laser facility gains UK funding for serial femtosecond crystallography system

27 August 2014

Global photonics sensors market to reach $15bn by 2019

20 August 2014

Glyndwr scientists exceed polishing specifications for E-ELT telescope mirror

20 August 2014

Jenoptik sees strong growth in lasers and optical systems

13 August 2014

Partnership between Google and Novartis to create 'smart' contact lenses

11 August 2014

Microelectronics and industrial manufacturing markets drive increases in sales for Newport

1 August 2014

Newport acquires fibre laser developer V-Gen

29 July 2014

OSA launches new journal for optics and photonics research

25 July 2014

First photonics technology report on automotive industry

24 July 2014

Laser Components expands pyro detector range with acquisition of Microwatt

17 July 2014

EPIC calls for entries for photonics entrepreneurship award

15 July 2014

£1.5 million grant for St Andrews University to advance photonics research

14 July 2014

G&H named recipient of Innovation Award from the IOP

9 July 2014

Amplitude acquires Continuum Lasers

4 July 2014

Ophir-Spiricon wins 2014 Manufacturing Leadership Awards

25 June 2014

Imec joins Graphene Flagship to develop graphene optoelectronic devices

23 June 2014

Terahertz work wins student paper competition at CLEO

11 June 2014

Feedback for US government call needed to support photonics-based manufacturing

9 June 2014

Hamamatsu opens new facility for mass production of MOEMS devices

5 June 2014

Moon-Earth laser communication uplink to be discussed at CLEO

23 May 2014

Distl steps down from Instrument Systems

22 May 2014