Editor's picks

With photonics competing with other industries for talent, investment and recognition, how can the industry pull together to increase its profile and engage key stakeholders?

At this year’s EPIC AGM Matthew Dale learned that advocacy efforts need to be targeted to ensure an ideal future for the European photonics industry

At this year’s EPIC AGM Matthew Dale learned that advocacy efforts need to be targeted to ensure an ideal future for the European photonics industry

A young girl integrates a light into a soft toy. Credit: B-Phot Brussels Photonics-VUB, Eyest, PhabLabs 4.0

Re-thinking how we teach and engage children in school may boost interest in optics and engineering among young people, finds Jessica Rowbury

News

25 May 2022

Two research consortia in The Netherlands are set to receive a total of €2 million for research into the ethical, legal and social impacts of quantum technology

News

Credit: Salience Labs

19 May 2022

An Oxford-based silicon photonics startup has raised $11.5 million to develop a high-speed multi-chip processor combining photonics and electronics to accelerate exponential advances in AI

Credit: Messe Munchen

13 May 2022

Laser World of Photonics attracted more than 15,000 trade fair visitors to Munich in April

Credit: Okmetic

13 May 2022

Okmetic invests nearly €400m to build a new fab in Finland with aims to more than double its production capacity

Analysis & opinion

Analysis & opinion

The panel discussion at Laser Munich, with Leibinger holding the microphone (credit Messe Munchen)

13 May 2022

Laser firms could really benefit from quantum computing, which should not just be reserved for the world's big challenges, finds Jessica Rowbury

Credit: Ayar Labs

28 April 2022

As Ayar Labs secures investment to develop its silicon photonics technology, Robert Roe speaks to Hugo Saleh about the firm's plans

Tom Hausken acted as co-head judge for the Laser World of Photonics Innovation Award

22 April 2022

Tom Hausken spoke with Electro Optics about innovation, product development, the skills shortage, supply chain issues and more.

Features

Features

Mathias Bochow, GFZ Helmholtz Centre, Potsdam, is working on the Trace project to track marine plastic. Credit: Frank Schweikert, Aldebaran Marine Research & Broadcast  (www.aldebaran.org/en/)

18 May 2022

Abigail Williams speaks to scientists tracking marine plastic using satellite spectral imagery

More than 1,300 exhibitors will be in attendance this year.

21 April 2022

Whether you are attending the show or just want an update on the latest developments, product announcements and industry news - watch this space!

The Central Laser Facility’s Vulcan laser amplifier and mirror bench, R1, at STFC’s Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, 26 January 2015. Credit: Science and Technology Facilities Council

07 April 2022

Katrina Wesencraft outlines engineering and optical challenges involved in shrinking ultrafast lasers, all the way down to tiny devices for sending into space

Viewpoint

James Webb: A technician inspects the primary mirror of the James Webb Space Telescope. The team’s improvements involving a Shack-Hartmann sensor have opened up applications for eye doctors examining human eyesight (image credit: NASA/Chris Gunn)

How the Shack-Hartmann wavefront sensing technique can be used to simply and quickly assess the quality of optical systems

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A look at UV sterilisation and how advances in optical filters for illumination have opened up new applications by alleviating safety concerns

Keely Portway investigates how the latest developments in specialised intensifier cameras have allowed opportunities for a number of exciting specialist applications in low-light scenarios

Press releases

26 May 2022

Adam McKenzie is to lead the PCSEL reliability and failure mode KTP between Vector Photonics and the University of Glasgow

07 March 2022

This new radiation tolerant laser introduces enhancements including an adaptive approach to achieve extended lifetime operation

04 March 2022

The new production facility is designed for the manufacturing of large volume and fast delivery of the complete photon counting detection portfolio

White papers

Spectroscopy plays a key role in the future of agriculture. In this white paper, Avantes shows you how this technology helps the market work smarter and more efficiently.

This White Paper by MKS Instruments discusses the basic dynamics, performance, advantages and disadvantages of principal design solutions for vibration-isolated platforms.

This white paper will review the theory of Shack-Hartmann wavefront sensing and explain how it can be used to simply and quickly assess the quality of optical systems.

Webcasts

Webcast date (GMT):
Thursday, 9 June, 2022 - 14:00

With photonics competing with other industries for talent, investment and recognition, how can the industry pull together to increase its profile and engage key stakeholders?

Webcast date (GMT):
Wednesday, 29 June, 2022 - 14:00

Hear from speakers representing the shortlisted companies in both the Quantum category + Sensors, test and measurement / Optical measuring systems / Imaging category from April's Laser World of Photonics Innovation Award.

Webcast date (GMT):
Tuesday, 28 June, 2022 - 14:00

Discover more about the shortlisted companies in April's Laser World of Photonics Innovation Award. This webinar features the shortlist from the Optics / Manufacturing technology for optics category.

 

Products

19 May 2022

SuperK’s Chromatune is a new laser that provides gap-free tuning from 400-1000 nm.

16 May 2022

With the release of a free gateware and software update, PicoQuant adds a new feature to the MultiHarp 160 and 150P event timers: multifunctional on-board event filters

16 May 2022

Teratonics Stripp Control can be directly deployed on a production line to perform 3D measurements and to detect defects in 100 per cent of the production, in a fully automated and Industry 4.0 way

Tech Focus

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A look at the market for spectroelectrochemistry and some of the products and solutions available

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A look at the current market for Raman spectroscopy and some of the products and solutions available

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A look at the current market for solar and some of the products and solutions available