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Photonic IC firm gains €340k to commercialise software

16 September 2014
Belgian firm, Luceda Photonics, has received €340,000 to commercialise its photonics integrated circuit design software


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

News image15 September 2014
The European Photonics Industry Consortium's (EPIC) board of directors has gained two new members − Dr Petteri Uusimaa, CEO of Modulight, and Benno Oderkerk, CEO of Avantes


Laser scanning helps researchers see the wood for the trees

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


New 'water lens' uses sunlight to sanitise dirty water

4 September 2014


Banknote security set to increase through new optical features

29 August 2014


Electro-optical technology to track space debris from Earth

28 August 2014


Analysis & Opinion

Mysteries of Stonehenge revealed by laser mapping

16 September 2014
A four-year archaeological survey of Stonehenge using techniques including laser scanning has uncovered new areas of interest among the prehistoric standing stones. Tom Eddershaw and Jessica Rowbury report

Photonics shop opens for researchers to try before they buy

News image1 August 2014
Jessica Rowbury browses along the shelves of the first ever optics and photonics shop, which opened in May in an Oxfordshire science centre in the UK

Photonic integrated circuits needs standardisation is message from EPIC workshop

News image20 June 2014
Greater standardisation is needed to make photonic integrated circuits (PICs) more cost-effective, according to Carlos Lee, director general of EPIC, reporting from a workshop on PICs

Print production for optics

News image19 June 2014
A new 3D printing process for optics could have significant implications for how optics are designed, manufactured and used, as Greg Blackman finds out

Action taken against REACH and RoHS regulations at Optatec

27 May 2014
A draft proposal to exclude lead and cadmium used in optical glass and filters from REACH and RoHS legislation has been reviewed at a meeting on 21 May at the Optatec trade fair. Jessica Rowbury reports from the show