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US optoelectronic component manufacturer II-VI has announced that it will acquire optical communications firm Finisar for $3.2 billion

NASA optical physicists are exploring the use of femtosecond lasers to join dissimilar materials in the manufacturing of spaceflight instruments.

Imaging spectroscopy offers a powerful way to understand this world and others, and optical innovations are enhancing its capabilities, finds Andy Extance

Analysis & opinion

17 October 2018

Stephen Taylor, CEO of Technology Scotland, describes how the association’s activities are addressing the demand for skilled personnel in the Scottish photonics sector

25 September 2018

Ahead of the Inpho Venture Summit in Bordeaux in October, Géraldine Andrieux, CEO of Blumorpho, gives her four tips to attract investment

04 September 2018

Dr Shaoxian Zhang, founder of V&A Photonics, discusses the challenges associated with entering the Chinese market and explains how his firm helps European technical partners grow their business

Features

01 November 2018

Imaging spectroscopy offers a powerful way to understand this world and others, and optical innovations are enhancing its capabilities, finds Andy Extance

01 November 2018

Barbara Stumpp rounds up the latest methods of cooling laser diodes efficiently

01 November 2018

The latest 400GbE demonstrations at ECOC 2018 showed potential for future use of high-speed optical transceivers. Keely Portway reports from the show

01 October 2018

As optics get smaller, simulation software is having to turn to new techniques to model optical systems, as Barbara Stumpp finds out

Press Releases

Viewpoint

12 November 2018

This viewpoint aims to provide a thorough insight on the sophisticated design of state-of-the-art professional illumination systems, highlighting the basic pro’s and con’s of 'old-school' gas-discharge lamps compared to LEDs, additionally highlighting accompanying requirements to be successful

4 October 2018

Can spectroscopy help make the world a better place? Benno Oderkerk, cofounder and CEO of Avantes, located in Apeldoorn, the Netherlands, is convinced it can.

Tech focus

01 November 2018

Prism technology that’s now a major part of optical communications is finding its way into next-generation lidar systems

01 November 2018

Advances in Raman spectroscopy could one day make invasive blood glucose tests a thing of the past

21 September 2018

Matthew Dale on Daimler’s new beam analysis equipment for laser welding differential gears

Products

23 October 2018

In addition to our red, green and blue lasers, Laser Components now also offers a laser source emitting yellow light

23 October 2018

Fibercore, a UK developer and manufacture of specialty optical fibers, has announced the release of two, enhanced-performance PM fibers developed specifically for next generation fibre optic gyroscopes

23 October 2018

Opto Diode has introduced AXUV20A Circular Photodetectors for radiation, electron, and photon response in the ultraviolet, extreme ultraviolet, visible and near-infrared wavelength ranges

23 October 2018

VPIphotonics has released an updated VPItoolkit supporting the Snart Photonics Process Design Kit (PDK), which seamlessly integrates Photonic Integrated Circuit simulation and automated mask layout extraction

23 October 2018

The latest dark mirror coatings from Deposition Sciences improve signal-to-noise ratio and contrast in demanding optical systems, such as performance imaging, displays, and hyperspectral sensor

23 October 2018

MKS Instruments has announced the L50(150)A-LP2-35, the newest addition to the Ophir line of LP2 laser power/energy sensors with high damage threshold

23 October 2018

Zemax has announced the release of LensMechanix for Creo Parametric, which enables engineers to streamline optomechanical product design

Events

San Francisco, California, United States
02 February 2019 to 07 February 2019
Prague, Czech Republic
25 February 2019 to 27 February 2019
Munich, Germany
24 June 2019 to 27 June 2019

White papers

Webcasts

30 November 2018

This webinar will show how the nonstop capacity request in the transmission, routing and processing of huge amounts of communication data is faced in an effective way by photonic solutions acting on the propagation, modulation and multiplexing of optical signals

27 November 2018

In the high power laser based manufacturing world, beam shaping has been identified as one of the past and present technology bottlenecks. This webinar will compare the unmet needs from industry with the current state of the art and market driven roadmaps

21 November 2018

This webinar is oriented to end-user companies, SMEs and startup companies that are thinking about developing a chemical sensor, but also to engineers and students that want to know more about the possibilities of Mid-IR technologies

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