Latest news


Project to develop laser cold atom source granted funding

28 July 2015
A project to develop a miniature laser cooled cold atom source has been granted funding by Innovate UK in a recent call for proposals on commercialisation of quantum technologies


JDSU announces separation dates

28 July 2015
JDSU is to be renamed as Viavi Solutions, and the resulting separate public company will be named Lumentum Holdings


Laser fusion jet engine patented

24 July 2015


Gigapixel multispectral microscope developed for drug discovery

23 July 2015


US Integrated Photonics Institute to be established with $110m grant

23 July 2015


New Horizons spacecraft captures spectroscopic data from Pluto

15 July 2015


Laser interferometer to assist NASA climate research

10 July 2015


'Optical dog's nose' to sniff out diseases

9 July 2015


Europe and China collaborate on remote sensing to address global challenges

9 July 2015


Analysis & Opinion

Asian shift in policies to impact photonics

29 July 2015
A study initiated by the German Engineering Association VDMA has analysed 'political steering processes in Asia aimed at the photonics industry' - with an alarming outcome. Annika Löffler at the VDMA Photonics Forum assesses the implications of the findings

Photonics innovations celebrated at Laser Munich

News image29 June 2015
Greg Blackman and Jessica Rowbury report from Laser World of Photonics, which was held in Munich, Germany from 22 to 25 June

European Commission continues support for photonics

News image5 June 2015
Greg Blackman reports from the Photonics21 annual meeting in Brussels, which took place from 28 to 29 May

Light technologies to drive industrial Europe, says Photonics21 president

News image13 May 2015
Ahead of the Photonics21 annual meeting in Brussels at the end of May, Michael Mertin, the president of Photonics21 and CEO of Jenoptik, sets out the role for photonics in growing Europe's economy

Better links between stakeholders needed in biophotonics

News image28 April 2015
After his speech at the EPIC AGM in Paris at the beginning of the month, Professor Jürgen Popp, director of the IPHT in Jena, Germany, says more work is needed to connect the various players of the biophotonics value chain