Editor's picks

Successful clinical translation depends on funding robust trials – and greater trust between developers and end-users, finds Jessica Rowbury

Photonics West industry update paints a positive outlook. Matthew Dale reports

Coherent has today decided to accept II-VI's offer and will pay Lumentum the $217.6 million termination fee

News

MicroLEDs are expected to be the next big display technology

26 April 2021

Yole estimates that as of Q1 2021, more than $5 billion has been spent on microLED development

News

26 April 2021

The one-year-old University of Glasgow start-up has already received three government grants worth £2.4m

26 April 2021

Solid State Supplies, the franchised distributor serving the UK electronics community, and Pacer International, a supplier of optoelectronic, display and laser solutions, have officially merged

The satelitte will be capable of measuring the energy efficiency of buildings at scale (Satellite Vu)

26 April 2021

Satellite Vu has raised £3.6m to launch the first satellite constellation capable of imaging the thermal footprint of any building on the planet every 1-2 hours

Analysis & opinion

Analysis & opinion

10 May 2021

Carlos Lee, Epic’s director general, talks with Ben Rubovitch, co-founder and CEO at DustPhotonics, a supplier of optical technology for silicon photonics

08 April 2021

Carlos Lee talks to Petr Tůma about the growth of Czech-based 4isp, a distributor of HSG lasers, including its move to a leasing model and how it works with Chinese manufacturers

08 April 2021

Photonics West industry update paints a positive outlook. Matthew Dale reports

Features

Features

22 March 2021

Keely Portway looks at how some of the latest research into neurophotonics will help in the fight against brain disorders

Amplitude Laser supplies ophthalmic surgery instrument producers

22 March 2021

Picosecond and femtosecond lasers are moving beyond ophthalmology into applications including cancer screening and therapy, finds Andy Extance

12 March 2021

Spectroradiometry can help producers and users ensure UV-based virus-fighting equipment really works, finds Andy Extance

Viewpoint

Providing researchers with a tool to accurately model the interaction between light and biological tissue could enable new diagnostic devices and methods

Gemma Church explains how LightTools, from Synopsys, makes tissue modelling more accessible to design next-gen diagnostics.

Hyper-Cam Airborne Mini

Gemma Church explains how the Telops Hyper-Cam is unlocking thermal infrared hyperspectral imaging for everyone

Point-of-care instruments can bring diagnostic tests directly to the patient

Gemma Church explains how optical filters from Delta Optical Thin Film help PoC diagnostic tests. As the world continues to fight the Covid-19 pandemic, it’s more important than ever to deliver the right medical diagnosis, at the right time. This is where point-of-care (PoC) instruments help, bringing diagnostic tests to the patient.

Press releases

16 April 2021

Diamond's cross polarizers' measurement method for polarization maintaining (PM) components recognized as an international IEC standard

15 April 2021

The new board members include Adam Piotrowski, CEO of VIGO System and President of the Polish Technological Platform on Photonics, and Berthold Schmidt, CEO at TRUMPF Photonic Components

07 April 2021

Lambda Research Corporation, a leading designer and publisher of illumination and optical design software, announces the release of TracePro 2021 version 21.2 of its flagship TracePro software.

White papers

Power consumption is critical in many sensing applications that use VCSELs. This whitepaper discusses how the characterization of VCSELs in both continuous wave (CW) and pulsed operation mode can be simplified.

Raman spectroscopy is powerful and versatile analytical tool that is applied in a vast array of applications from materials science to medical diagnostics. In this white paper, Pro-Lite explains how a new class of spectrometers developed by Wasatch Photonics results in compact Raman spectrometers far faster and more sensitive than typical compact spectrometers.

Current worldwide conditions have brought a renewed focus on ultraviolet or UV based sterilization systems. UV light has been shown to kill many types of pathogens.

Webcasts

*On demand* For sensor, camera, and machine learning developers interested in how process monitoring can be implemented in reality

*On demand* This online discussion will explore the photonics technologies being developed to maximise data throughput and to extend data delivery speeds beyond 400Gbps

*On demand* This webcast will present European capabilities for the development of photonic integrated circuit (PIC) biosensors for virus detection

Products

10 May 2021

The TG10 is a timing generator dedicated to the synchronization of laser systems and laser components: Pockels cell drivers, acousto-optical modulator drivers, laser diode and flash lamp drivers, detectors, data acquisition systems, laser pulse pickers.

26 April 2021

Thorlabs has introduced the latest addition to its product line up for the field of quantum photonics, a correlated photon-pair source

26 April 2021

The V-931 two-axis fast steering mirror platform (FSM) from Physik Instumente is based on a frictionless, precision flexure guiding mechanism

Tech Focus

A new dipping process using a sulfolane additive creates high-performing perovskite solar cells. The method is inexpensive and well-suited for scaling up to commercial production. (Image: LANL)

The sulfolane-additive process yields easy fabrication, low-cost, top performance and long operating life

The rover Perseverance’s Sherloc instrument is equipped with the first UV Raman Spectrometer to be flown to the surface of Mars. (Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech)

Perseverance is equipped with the first UV Raman Spectrometer to be flown to the surface of Mars

The gold ball used in size comparison with a one cent coin. (Image: Tobias Westphal/Arkitek Scientific)

Scientists have demonstrated gravitational coupling between two gold spheres of one millimetre radius, thereby entering the regime of sub-100-milligram sources of gravity

Timing Generator for Laser Synchronization – TG

The TG10 is a timing generator dedicated to the synchronization of laser systems and laser components: Pockels cell drivers, acousto-optical modulator drivers, laser diode and flash lamp drivers, detectors, data acquisition systems, laser pulse pickers.