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Optogenetics researchers win Breakthrough Prize

20 November 2015
Edward Boyden at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Karl Deisseroth at Stanford University and Howard Hughes Medical Institute have both been awarded a Breakthrough Prize in life sciences for work on optogenetics

Silicon photonics platforms reach maturity in PLAT4M project

20 November 2015
Three silicon photonics platforms have been built by CEA-Leti, Imec and STMicroelectronics as part of the €10.2 million European FP7 project PLAT4M

Hamamatsu grows 8 per cent; Newport and Rofin sales static

20 November 2015
Hamamatsu Photonics has reported net sales up by 7.7 per cent at the close of its 2015 fiscal year, while Newport and Rofin both post static net sales

Resonetics acquires Mound Laser for medical device machining tech

11 November 2015

Diamond optics released for high-power laser processing

5 November 2015

GSI Group acquires Lincoln Laser for $11 million

5 November 2015

Ikea test lab installs goniophotometer as retailer bases lighting range on LEDs

4 November 2015

Rofin responds to critical open letter to shareholders

20 October 2015

Contract signed for €152,000 ELI attosecond light source

19 October 2015

Harvard University spin-off markets cheaper super-resolution technology

19 October 2015

Edmund Optics presents 2015 Educational Award

19 October 2015

Infrared components drive 45% growth in LightPath revenues

8 October 2015

Manx Precision Optics partners with International Space University to 3D print parts in space

7 October 2015

Laser technology helps to keep London's cyclists safer

18 September 2015

Brain researcher wins Britton Chance Biomedical Optics Award

14 September 2015

Quantel receives €20 million to supply preamplifiers for Laser Mégajoule

9 September 2015

'Photonics Ireland' National Technology Platform launched

8 September 2015

Thorlabs acquires Vytran from NKT Photonics

26 August 2015

World's largest microscope established as a European Research Infrastructure Consortium

24 August 2015

Fisba appoints Markus Hersche as CEO

24 August 2015

Public to monitor air pollution using mobile phones for Europe-wide photonics project

20 August 2015

Glasses that block facial recognition software to be sold in Japan in 2016

11 August 2015

Leica Microsystems appoints new president and director

11 August 2015

Newport announces financial streamlining after underwhelming 2015 sales results

6 August 2015

Lumentum commences trading as an independent company

6 August 2015

Gooch & Housego receives funding to develop laser cold atom source

28 July 2015

US Integrated Photonics Institute to be established with $110m grant

23 July 2015

Laser interferometer to assist NASA climate research

10 July 2015

Europe and China collaborate on remote sensing to address global challenges

9 July 2015

Rofin appoints Thomas Merk as CEO

30 June 2015

Nobel laureates draw crowds at Laser Munich

29 June 2015

Trumpf invests €70m in EUV facility and showcases tech at Laser Munich

29 June 2015

Industry 4.0 10 years away, photonics executives told at Laser World of Photonics

26 June 2015