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TECHNOLOGY

Ultrashort pulses compressed to achieve nuclear reactor outputs

26 September 2016
Scientists at the Vienna University of Technology have discovered a way to compress ultrashort laser pulses while increasing the peak power to half a terawatt

APPLICATIONS

German laser diodes on board ESA's Gaia star-surveyor spacecraft

News image23 September 2016
Two laser diodes from German company Eagleyard Photonics are working on board Gaia, the ESA's billion-star surveyor spacecraft

APPLICATIONS

Spectroscopy shows microbeads are accumulating in oceans

21 September 2016

TECHNOLOGY

Micro display glasses allow wearers to control machines with eyes

20 September 2016

INDUSTRY

Johnson and Johnson to aquire Abbott Medical Optics for $4.325bn

20 September 2016

INDUSTRY

Photonic Solutions to distibute Quantel laser products

20 September 2016

TECHNOLOGY

Fraunhofer Li-Fi module to improve factory automation

20 September 2016

INDUSTRY

Artemis Optical secures £230k grant for optics coating centre

19 September 2016

INDUSTRY

Imec thin-film tech research awarded €3.5 million

19 September 2016

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Analysis & Opinion

Gravitational-wave astronomy: opening a new window on the cosmos

News image15 September 2016
On 14 September, the scientific community celebrated the anniversary of gravitational wave detection. Professor Martin Hendry from the University of Glasgow, whose team helped construct the LIGO facilities, discusses the work that preceded last year's discovery and what the future holds for the field of gravitational-wave astronomy

Fighting food fraud with optical technologies

News image11 August 2016
Ruth Walker, associate European patent attorney at Gill Jennings and Every, discusses how optical technologies are helping to prevent food counterfeiting, and the patent issues that come with this

German photonics industry prepares for Brexit consequences

News image10 August 2016
Wenko Süptitz, head of German high-tech industry association, Spectaris discusses what companies in Germany and the UK should consider following the UK's decision to leave the European Union

3D printing: Adding another layer of protection to your IP

News image8 July 2016
Dr Cristina Penine and Peter Finnie, from law firm Gill Jennings & Every, discuss the emerging patent issues surrounding 3D printing

Photonics associations reassure industry following Brexit

News image30 June 2016
Jessica Rowbury rounds up reaction from the European photonics sector on Britain's decision to leave the European Union