Editor's picks

In this webinar Focuslight reveals how it has expanded its unique structuring capabilities to the mm-scale in silicon, enabling record-breaking silicon lenses. Freeform acylindrical lenses or arrays act on each optical axis separately, creating anamorphic beam-shaping solutions.

Carmen Palacios-Berraquero, Nu Quantum; Scott Faris, Infleqtion; and Denise Ruffner, Women in Quantum shared their thoughts on quantum challenges at Photonics West

Quantum executives cited everything from staff shortages and production scaling to a need for new laser technologies, smaller optics, more industry investment and clearer commercial use cases

Electro Optics examines some of the latest photonics technologies to hit the market

News

An example of an atomic-photonic integrated chip for cold atoms (Image: Andrei Isichenko)

20 March 2023

The technology could be deployed on the ISS, geostationary satellites or even sent to other planets to map their gravity

News

The new chip-level hybrid integrated tunable lasers has been developed by IBM and EPFL (Image: Grigorii Likhachev/EPFL)

17 March 2023

IBM and EPFL have collaborated to develop the new hybrid integrated tunable laser

The complex structures found in butterfly wings could enable new ways of manipulating and controlling light (Image: Shutterstock/Andreas Vogel)

16 March 2023

The work could pave the way to a new generation of experimentally achievable photonic crystals

Researchers have developed an efficient way to generate supercontinuum light on a chip (Image: University of Twente)

15 March 2023

The laser could enable applications in portable medical imaging devices, chemical sensing and lidar

Analysis & opinion

Analysis & opinion

Michael Scheppke, Vice-President of Global Labs and Manufacturing at Exfo talks exclusively to Antonio Castelo, EPIC’s Photonics Technologies Programme Manager

13 February 2023

Michael Scheppke, Vice-President of Global Labs and Manufacturing at Exfo talks exclusively to Antonio Castelo, EPIC’s Photonics Technologies Programme Manager

09 February 2023

Electro Optics asked the Photonics100 honorees what they thought the biggest challenge facing the photonics industry in 2023 would be

23 January 2023

To solve the quantum skills gap, the training ecosystem must consider the needs of industry and the scope of career pathways, finds Jessica Rowbury

Features

Features

 

 

13 February 2023

The quest for ever-smaller fibre-optic endoscopes that can analyse disease inside the human body is revolutionising clinical diagnosis

OroraTech’s Forest-1 nanosatellite carries a thermal infrared detector to detect wildfires in low Earth orbit. Image: OroraTech

13 February 2023

In orbit, in the air or even on the ground, photonics technologies give us a precise big picture on climate change, discovers Ben Skuse

Microcracks in solar cells can eventually cause an entire solar panel to shatter

08 February 2023

As the solar industry continues to grow, so does the need to quickly and cost-effectively inspect solar panels for distortion, cracks, chips and contamination

Viewpoint

FlatLight|µMX variant that is using free-form micro-structures

Daniela Karthaus, an expert in lighting technology and optics at FORVIA HELLA, looks at an optical technology that can help to realise the hottest trends in automotive applications.

Design assessment for the manufacturability of free-form micro-optics. For a rapid assessment of the manufacturability of complex CAD designs, CAD tools have been developed to quickly identify parts of the 3D model that do not meet manufacturing constraints, such as limitations in the local surface slope

PHABULOuS’s innovative CAD-based tools can analyse free-form micro-optical array (FMOA) designs for the early detection of manufacturing constraints and avoid time-consuming and costly adjustments at a later stage.

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Delivering diagnostics at the time of testing improves healthcare outcomes, but requires photonics firms who develop optical sensing technologies such as spectroscopy, to adapt to the changing needs of the medical sector

Press releases

07 February 2023

GH Optics' wide portfolio of molded aspherical lenses is suited for applications in the visible and infrared range

06 February 2023

The announcement coincides with the launch of Chromacity’s latest ultrafast laser emitting light at 920nm

23 January 2023

Testing of BluGlass’ first lasers processed at its Fremont fab are demonstrating electrical and light-output performance in-line or better than previous iterations

White papers

One of the main advantages of using ultrafast femtosecond fiber lasers is the high peak power that they offer, which is a result of their ultra-short pulse duration. This high peak power makes these lasers ideal for a wide range of applications, including multiphoton microscopy.

Discover how the small size and big performance of the Ocean ST microspectrometer can benefit absorbance measurement of whole blood and haemoglobin in medical diagnostics by reading this application note

Optimised metalens layout from MetaOptic Designer

Find out how Synopsys is supporting metalens innovation with MetaOptic Designer, an unprecedented inverse design tool by downloading this White Paper.

Webcasts

Webcast date (GMT):
Wednesday, 29 March, 2023 - 15:00

In this webinar Focuslight reveals how it has expanded its unique structuring capabilities to the mm-scale in silicon, enabling record-breaking silicon lenses. Freeform acylindrical lenses or arrays act on each optical axis separately, creating anamorphic beam-shaping solutions.

Webcast date (GMT):
Thursday, 1 December, 2022 - 14:00

We hear from two experts in fostering the development of quantum photonics technologies in the UK and Europe

Webcast date (GMT):
Thursday, 24 November, 2022 - 14:00

In this webcast, we look at the potential of optical techniques, primarily Raman spectroscopy, in medical diagnostics - and the barriers to clinical translation.

Products

16 March 2023

The IR5 is a modern, high-performance benchtop FTIR instrument that can be configured with a second detector or with Fourier transform photoluminescence capability

16 March 2023

The PCSEL is intended for the interconnects, silicon photonics and CPO used in next-generation cloud data centre applications

15 March 2023

The new actuator is capable of integrated closed-loop optical image stabilisation and auto focus

Tech Focus

Shining a light on the latest laser filters and related products on the market.

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A look at the commercial offerings of the main players in optical prism technology and equipment.

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We shine a light on the latest lenses, mirrors and other optical products for solar in 2023