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Study suggests lighting affects academic performance

News image29 April 2016
A new study published in Optics Express has shown that light of different colour temperatures can affect physiological alertness and cognitive performance in school children


Lidar-equipped Ford navigates in pitch darkness

News image29 April 2016
Lidar has helped a Ford autonomous car to navigate in the dark. The lidar-equipped research vehicle was tested in a desert in Arizona, USA, with no headlights and in complete darkness.


Global photonic sensors market set to reach $18 Billion by 2021

25 April 2016


Raylase wins EPIC Phoenix Award for photonics entrepreneurship

22 April 2016


UK photonics companies recognised with Queen's Awards

21 April 2016


Researchers 3D print high quality micron-scale optics

20 April 2016


Laser imaging system used to record tadpole heartbeat

18 April 2016


World's first high energy plasma-based accelerator to be built

13 April 2016


Navitar acquires Hyperion Development/AMF Optics

13 April 2016


Analysis & Opinion

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

Commercialising new tech: advice for photonics start-ups

11 April 2016
What questions should you ask when commercialising new photonics technology? Greg Blackman reports from a panel discussion on the subject at Photonics Europe in Brussels

Graphene has to show maturity before CMOS integration, say panel at Photonics Europe

7 April 2016
Greg Blackman reports from a workshop on graphene commercialisation at SPIE Photonics Europe in Brussels

Optical monitoring of neonatal brain injury: towards the development of compact clinical systems

31 March 2016
A University College London research group describe their work on a miniature near-infrared spectrometer for neonatal brain imaging that's small enough for use in intensive care units

Digital production to 'fundamentally change' business models, says Photonics21 president

News image10 March 2016
Jessica Rowbury reports from the General Assembly of the Photonics Public Private Partnership Annual Meeting 2016, which took place in Brussels on 1-2 March