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Spectroscopy

Painting a spectral picture

Jessica Rowbury looks at how various spectroscopic methods are being used in the field of cultural heritage

Quantum photonics

A quantum leap towards the market

The UK's 270 million pound quantum technologies programme is drawing attention from the photonics industry globally, finds Andy Extance

Optical coatings

Armour for optics

Some consider optical components to be mere carriers for the vanishingly-thin elements that do the actual work - the coatings. Russ Swan reviews the recent developments for improving the laser induced damage thresholds of optical coatings

Autonomous vehicles

Lidar-equipped Ford navigates in pitch darkness

Ford has demonstrated that its lidar sensing system can function independently from cameras and radar