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Thorlabs acquires Vytran from NKT Photonics

26 August 2015
Photonics products manufacturer Thorlabs has announced plans to acquire Vytran from Denmark-based NKT Photonics. The sale, which Thorlabs is expected to close in September 2015

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

News image24 August 2015
Soon to be the 'world's largest microscope', the European Spallation Source (ESS) has been established as a European Research Infrastructure Consortium, or ERIC, by the European Commission

Fisba appoints Markus Hersche as CEO

News image24 August 2015
Fisba, a developer and manufacturer of optical systems and components, has appointed Markus Hersche as its new CEO

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

3D imaging microscope wins start-up award at Laser World of Photonics

25 June 2015

German companies missing out on Asian funding, report states

25 June 2015

German photonics industry reaches €30 billion

22 June 2015

EOS young photonics award winners announced

18 June 2015

Zeiss and University of California partner on neurotechnology tools

15 June 2015

In-car laser-based system developed to curb drink driving

10 June 2015

SPI Lasers appoints new CEO, Trumpf assigns managing director

9 June 2015

SPIE awards photonics projects at world's largest pre-college science competition

8 June 2015

Carlos Lee wins photonics innovation award

4 June 2015

Jenoptik sees strong metrology and defence revenue

21 May 2015

Laser guide star installed on Very Large Telescope

21 May 2015

Voting open for International Year of Light Photo Contest

15 May 2015

Collaborative project to develop glass-on-roll for organic electronics

8 May 2015

Comment period opened for US export rule changes

5 May 2015

€3.35 million Horizon 2020 project launched for technologies to detect explosives

30 April 2015

European Commission policies to contribute to gender balance in science

27 April 2015

Technobis wins EPIC Phoenix Award for entrepreneurship

10 April 2015