Analysis & Opinion

Political barriers limiting investment in Europe, say experts at Photonics21 meeting

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The barriers preventing companies access to European funding 'need to be addressed' for Europe to remain competitive with the rest of the world, Dr Michael Mertin, president of Photonics21, has commented at the organisation's annual meeting in Brussels on 28 March

Trumpf's Leibinger points to strong China and UK markets for laser machining

11 March 2014
Trumpf CEO, Dr Nicola Leibinger-Kammüller, has said that the 'fog is beginning to lift' on the recession, at an open day held at Trumpf's UK technology centre in Luton yesterday. Tom Eddershaw reports

Taking lasers to the movies

10 March 2014
With Gravity winning big at the Oscars at the beginning of March, Jessica Rowbury looks at how laser projection technology is set to transform the 3D experience of watching blockbuster movies

Raising awareness of photonics in San Fran

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In part III of the Photonics West review, Greg Blackman reports on the initiatives discussed at the show in San Francisco, which aim to increase awareness of photonics technologies

Mind games at Photonics West

News image14 February 2014
From emitter and detector technology allowing researchers to measure brain activity, to thermal imaging for the iPhone, Greg Blackman recounts the technology on display on the show floor in part II of the Photonics West review


Positive industry outlook expressed at Photonics West

13 February 2014

Can solar make a 'green' difference?

5 February 2014

Pooling technology to advance photonic integrated circuits

13 January 2014

Road to the clinic: opportunities in biophotonics

6 January 2014

Is CO2 running out of gas?

16 December 2013

New strategies in solid-state lighting

9 December 2013

Special delivery - fibre optics at AILU conference

4 December 2013

AILU group formed to address unsafe tabletop laser machines

15 November 2013

Illumination that thinks: the potential for 'smart lighting'

22 October 2013

More funding required for growth in UK photonics, say industry experts

17 October 2013

Executive perspectives on the world of optics and photonics

7 February 2013

Recession is good for acquisitions and new products, say executives

25 October 2011

Executives tackle the future at Photonex

6 October 2011

Cold ablation liberates thin films from HAZ

16 September 2011

Photonics leverage reaches 10 per cent of EU economy, 30m jobs

7 June 2011

Photonics industry buoyant at Laser World of Photonics

26 May 2011

ILAS conference showcases industrial laser technology

18 March 2011

Project launched to accelerate prototype commercialisation

8 October 2010

Gesture recognition technology boosted with high-end optical components

26 July 2010

Target-PDT study aims to improve treatment prospects for cancer sufferers

28 May 2010

Venture investment into photonics shows signs of recovery

10 May 2010

LaserFest celebrates 50 years of lasers

8 March 2010

High turnout expected for Lasys 2010

3 March 2010

HELIOS consortium advances research in CMOS photonics

18 January 2010

SECPhO initiatives identified at inaugural meeting

17 December 2009

Fibre laser innovation vital to the success of European photonics

7 December 2009

Coherent acquires North American operations of StockerYale

30 October 2009

World-class research in the UK

6 October 2009

Knowledge Transfer Networks merge and streamline

8 September 2009

Photonics industry reports an imperfect past, but a bright future

7 August 2009

Green shoots and hope at Munich

6 July 2009

Oclaro and Newport in major asset swap

10 June 2009

IMEC achieves plasmonic breakthrough

8 May 2009

Medical Technology Day opens Trumpf's spring/summer events programme

23 April 2009

Factors contributing to continued success of fibre lasers

17 March 2009

Laser World of Photonics continues to grow

9 March 2009

Laser technology powers efficiency and productivity in photovoltaics

4 March 2009

Credit crunch resistance at Photonics West?

11 February 2009

LASYS 2010 moves to June

5 November 2008

SPIE security symposium draws diverse crowd

9 October 2008

CIOE closes with new records

29 September 2008

SPIE's president reveals future plans

11 September 2008

Trumpf acquires SPI Lasers to develop fibre expertise

9 September 2008

Photonex set for big changes

6 August 2008

£8m grant for next-gen lasers

30 June 2008

Lasers on a Rolls-Royce

9 June 2008

You're using a laser to do what?

6 June 2008

Theory meets practice at AKL'08

12 May 2008

SEPNET re-launches after seven-year break

6 May 2008

OPERA2015 concludes 3-year project

10 April 2008

Systems on show in Stuttgart

7 March 2008

Qioptiq to acquire Point Source

22 February 2008

New European roadmap for nanophotonics

11 February 2008

Laser marking creates 'gold' aluminium

7 February 2008

Photonics West set to attract more than 17,000 visitors

17 January 2008

Sales of automotive LEDs set to double

11 January 2008

New wave of applications for fibre lasers

11 January 2008

Bright future for European photonics

7 December 2007

Fibre laser market set to double by 2011

12 November 2007

Face to face with photonics at Photonex

12 October 2007

Heavy industry sparks debate at Laser 2007

9 July 2007

YouTube drives the laser crystals market

7 June 2007

Machine vision conference secures high profile speakers

4 May 2007

Laser 2007 focuses on 'light at work'

4 April 2007

Conference focuses on benefits of machine vision in manufacturing

16 March 2007

Exhibition to put industrial lasers in the spotlight

6 March 2007

Photonics West receives record numbers of visitors

6 February 2007

The rise of the East

3 January 2007

Oxxius secures $10m funding

20 September 2006