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New coating developed to give LEDs a warm glow

20 November 2014
Researchers have developed LEDs that can emit redder, warmer colours when dimmed. To create these shades that are more favourable to the human eye, the bulbs are coated with composite material that absorbs different wavelengths of light as the temperature of the LED changes


Test for photonic IC developed with potential for industrial characterisation

18 November 2014
Researchers from the University of Southampton have developed a new technique to help produce more reliable and robust next generation photonic chips


Laser source developed to investigate gallium nitride

18 November 2014


Applied Optics Center acquired by Optex

17 November 2014


Asthma inhaler delivery to improve from research using laser trap

17 November 2014


Microring laser cavity developed for single-mode lasing on demand

17 November 2014


UK doubles its funding for emerging technologies

11 November 2014


Frequency combs measure greenhouse gases over a two-kilometre path

6 November 2014


Laser technology used to detect biogas leaks from metres away

5 November 2014


Analysis & Opinion

Photonics IP protected? What to consider when commercialising new innovations

19 November 2014
Dr Andrew Fearnside, a senior associate at law firm Appleyard Lees, sets out the arguments for protecting intellectual property when commercialising photonics innovations, and what to consider when seeking IP protection

The VC marriage

News image27 October 2014
Following coaching the start-up companies pitching for finance at Invest in Photonics, Géraldine Andrieux Gustin, a senior partner at Yole Finance, gives his five tips for attracting investment from venture capitalists

Equipping mobile electronic devices with 3D sensing

20 October 2014
Greg Blackman speaks to Andre Wong at JDSU about 3D sensing, which is taking the mobile device market by storm

Nobel ties and finance discussed at Invest in Photonics

News image17 October 2014
Greg Blackman reports from Invest in Photonics, an event held a day after the Nobel Prizes in Physics and Chemistry were awarded to light-based technologies

Google and Apple now the big photonics investors, says chairman of Invest in Photonics

3 October 2014
Where do the investment opportunities lie for photonics companies? Greg Blackman speaks to Giorgio Anania, chairman of the Invest in Photonics conference, set to take place in Bordeaux, France from 9 to 10 October