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APPLICATIONS

Infrared spectrometer sent into space to analyse asteroid

News image18 December 2014
An infrared spectrometer has been sent into space as part of a new mission to analyse an asteroid approaching Earth

TECHNOLOGY

Laser biospeckle technique to identify the ripeness of fruit

18 December 2014
Researchers have developed a non-invasive way to identify the ripeness of fruit. As described in the journal Applied Optics, the team from Saint Joseph University in Lebanon and the University of Western Brittany in France used a laser biospeckle technique to find the ideal time to harvest apples

INDUSTRY

Gated STED microscopy licensed to PicoQuant

17 December 2014

APPLICATIONS

Mirror keeps buildings cool by sending infrared radiation into space

17 December 2014

INDUSTRY

CEO of Jenoptik re-elected as Photonics21 president

12 December 2014

TECHNOLOGY

Smart material transforms clothing into active motion sensors

11 December 2014

APPLICATIONS

Waterproof near-infrared spectrometer monitors swimmers' performance

11 December 2014

INDUSTRY

Lattice light microscopy sublicensed

10 December 2014

INDUSTRY

Downing Street Christmas lights herald start of International Year of Light

10 December 2014

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Analysis & Opinion

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 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