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TECHNOLOGY

Squeezed vacuum source to enhance gravitational wave detection

News image28 June 2016
Vacuum technology developed by researchers at MIT and the Australian National University could double the sensitivity of the Advanced Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory

INDUSTRY

German optics industry sees sales reach €31 billion

23 June 2016
The German optics industry saw a 7.1 per cent increase in sales in 2015, totalling €31 billion, Dr Wenko Süptitz, director of the Alliance for Photonics of the German Spectaris Industry Association, announced during the opening of the 13th Optatec trade fair

TECHNOLOGY

Nobel laureate develops enhanced DNA imaging technique

20 June 2016

INDUSTRY

CLEO 2016 closes with strong attendance

17 June 2016

APPLICATIONS

Medieval cities in Cambodian forest discovered using lidar

16 June 2016

TECHNOLOGY

Colour-changing nanomaterials developed for roll-to-roll production

8 June 2016

APPLICATIONS

Light-induced electron movement to lead to high speed electronics

8 June 2016

TECHNOLOGY

Alpao to develop adaptive optics for European Extremely Large Telescope

7 June 2016

TECHNOLOGY

Fraunhofer institutes display new optics production methods at Optatec

7 June 2016

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Analysis & Opinion

RAIS: A new platform for diagnosing infectious diseases

News image23 June 2016
Researchers from EU-funded project 'RAIS' report on the development of a point-of-care diagnostic device, and discuss collaboration with industry partners, desirable improvements for the system, and potential market barriers

Lightning fast patents

News image15 June 2016
Dr Jack Severs and Graham Crofts, from intellectual property law firm Gill Jennings & Every, discuss the IP fast tracking options for green technology, which includes products that may not be traditionally thought of as environmentally friendly

A new era in Australian photonics

News image24 May 2016
With the opening of Australia's first nanoscience research centre in April, Professor Ben Eggleton, leader of the Nanoscale Photonic Circuits Programme at the University of Sydney, discusses the centre's activities in developing photonics integrated circuits

What would Britain's exit from the EU mean for the photonics industry?

News image19 May 2016
Dr John Lincoln, from the UK's Photonics Leadership Group, the EPSRC Centre for Innovative Manufacturing in Photonics, and consultancy firm Harlin, gives his opinion on whether Britain should remain part of the European Union, and how this could impact photonics

The underrepresentation of women in STEM: Do stereotypes play a role?

News image11 May 2016
SPIE figures reveal that just 20 per cent of engineering degrees in the US are awarded to women, and 40 per cent of those women end up leaving the field. Christina Willis, laser scientist at Fibertek, gives her opinion on how stereotypes contribute to these statistics