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INDUSTRY

Digital Photonic Production research campus opened in Germany

4 March 2015
A new Digital Photonic Production (DPP) research campus has been opened at the RWTH Aachen University in Germany, with an aim to research and further develop light as a tool in the production of tomorrow

TECHNOLOGY

One step closer to terahertz communication thanks to new filters

News image4 March 2015
Engineers have developed filters that can separate different frequencies in the terahertz spectrum. The filters can be produced using an off-the-shelf inkjet printer

TECHNOLOGY

New research suggests OLEDs could enable organic lasers

3 March 2015

TECHNOLOGY

Scientists image light as both particle and wave simultaneously

3 March 2015

INDUSTRY

EU project launched to develop intelligent photonics circuits

2 March 2015

INDUSTRY

DPSS laser added to Lawrence Livermore Laboratory's HAPLS petawatt laser system

2 March 2015

INDUSTRY

Prism Awards showcase photonics technologies

24 February 2015

INDUSTRY

Surgical photonic device wins SPIE Startup Challenge

24 February 2015

INDUSTRY

SPIE CEO pays tribute to the late Charles Townes at Photonics West

24 February 2015

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Analysis & Opinion

Nobel Laureates honoured by SPIE at Photonics West

23 February 2015
The three 2014 Nobel Prize for Chemistry recipients have been recognised by SPIE at Photonics West in the BiOS plenary session. Greg Blackman reports from the session, where each spoke about their contribution to super resolution microscopy

Outlook positive say industry executives at Photonics West

17 February 2015
Greg Blackman reports from Photonics West in San Francisco, where ultrafast laser technology, in particular, had a strong presence at the show

Emerging imaging and quantum tech to receive UK funding, says KTN photonics director

18 December 2014
Anke Lohmann, head of photonics at the UK's Knowledge Transfer Network, comments on the proposed £50 million funding for emerging technologies, including photonics, recently announced by the UK's Technology Strategy Board, Innovate UK. Emerging imaging technologies and quantum technologies are both earmarked to receive funding, she says

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 her five tips for attracting investment from venture capitalists