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Rofin appoints Thomas Merk as CEO

30 June 2015
Thomas Merk has been appointed CEO of laser manufacturer Rofin-Sinar Technologies. Merk succeeds Günther Braun as president and CEO of the company


Sentinel-2A satellite to transfer data via laser

30 June 2015
Images from the recently launched Sentinel-2A Earth observation satellite will be transferred between satellites by laser communication


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


Analysis & Opinion

Photonics innovations celebrated at Laser Munich

News image29 June 2015
Greg Blackman reports from Laser World of Photonics, which was held in Munich, Germany from 22 to 25 June

European Commission continues support for photonics

News image5 June 2015
Greg Blackman reports from the Photonics21 annual meeting in Brussels, which took place from 28 to 29 May

Light technologies to drive industrial Europe, says Photonics21 president

News image13 May 2015
Ahead of the Photonics21 annual meeting in Brussels at the end of May, Michael Mertin, the president of Photonics21 and CEO of Jenoptik, sets out the role for photonics in growing Europe's economy

Better links between stakeholders needed in biophotonics

News image28 April 2015
After his speech at the EPIC AGM in Paris at the beginning of the month, Professor Jürgen Popp, director of the IPHT in Jena, Germany, says more work is needed to connect the various players of the biophotonics value chain

EPIC looks to improve investment opportunities at AGM

20 April 2015
Jessica Rowbury reports from a finance session at the European Photonics Industry Consortium's AGM, where members discussed potential ways the organisation could help attract investment in photonics