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APPLICATIONS

US distillery creates new bourbon flavours using infrared light

24 May 2016
A distillery in the United States has released an experimental set of bourbon flavours that were produced through the use of infrared light

APPLICATIONS

Terahertz-based system could detect explosives in microseconds

24 May 2016
Researchers from MIT's Research Laboratory of Electronics have developed a terahertz spectroscopy system that can extract the spectroscopic 'fingerprints' of materials in a matter of microseconds

TECHNOLOGY

Photonics space technology comes back down to Earth

19 May 2016

INDUSTRY

Rofin's proposed merger with Coherent negatively affects financials

11 May 2016

INDUSTRY

IPG to acquire Menara Networks to expand telecom offerings

10 May 2016

TECHNOLOGY

Photonic crystals cool solar cells while maintaining sunlight absorption

10 May 2016

INDUSTRY

Australia's first nanoscience research facility opens, boosting quantum research

5 May 2016

TECHNOLOGY

Researchers measure forces of light smaller than one piconewton

3 May 2016

INDUSTRY

European and Singapore photonics consortiums partner

3 May 2016

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Analysis & Opinion

A new era in Australian photonics

News image24 May 2016
With the opening of Australia's first nanoscience research centre in April, Professor Ben Eggleton, leader of the Nanoscale Photonic Circuits Programme at the University of Sydney, discusses the centre's activities in developing photonics integrated circuits

What would Britain's exit from the EU mean for the photonics industry?

News image19 May 2016
Dr John Lincoln, from the UK's Photonics Leadership Group, the EPSRC Centre for Innovative Manufacturing in Photonics, and consultancy firm Harlin, gives his opinion on whether Britain should remain part of the European Union, and how this could impact photonics

The underrepresentation of women in STEM: Do stereotypes play a role?

News image11 May 2016
SPIE figures reveal that just 20 per cent of engineering degrees in the US are awarded to women, and 40 per cent of those women end up leaving the field. Christina Willis, laser scientist at Fibertek, gives her opinion on how stereotypes contribute to these statistics

Mergers and acquisitions: good for photonics?

11 May 2016
Several high profile acquisitions have been made in the last few months in the photonics sector. Thierry Robin and Jacques Cochard from Tematys discuss the impact of mergers and acquisitions on the photonics industry

Inpho Venture Summit to attract investment for European photonics

News image29 April 2016
Greg Blackman speaks to the organisers of the Inpho Venture Summit, formerly Invest in Photonics, about encouraging European investors to back photonics technologies