Editor's picks

Powered predominantly by lidar, plus spectroscopy and visual-wavelength imaging, Andy Extance discovers unmanned aerial vehicles can safely survey hazardous environments

Photonics must become a ‘pervasive discipline at all levels of education and professional training’ to meet Europe’s social, economic and environmental challenges, a new report states

Stéphanie Le Calvez at CEA-Leti discusses her group’s work in ensuring the AR experience lives up to its promise

Analysis & opinion

02 April 2019

As part of new series of articles on entrepreneurship, Carlos Lee, director general of the European Photonics Industry Consortium, speaks to pureLiFi founder Professor Harald Haas

26 March 2019

Stéphanie Le Calvez at CEA-Leti discusses her group’s work in ensuring the AR experience lives up to its promise

21 March 2019

A good mentor is key to increasing appreciation for photonics among school pupils, says Daniela Marin, an engineering student who recently held a workshop for young pupils

Features

10 April 2019

Jessica Rowbury looks at the latest research in the hunt for dark matter, one of the biggest mysteries in physics 

10 April 2019

Powered predominantly by lidar, plus spectroscopy and visual-wavelength imaging, Andy Extance discovers unmanned aerial vehicles can safely survey hazardous environments

22 March 2019

Keely Portway looks at how researchers and commercial entities are developing Raman technology to benefit medical applications

22 March 2019

Controlling electrons and atoms, and forming nanogratings using femtosecond-duration pulses offer new possibilities for memory and processing, finds Andy Extance

Press Releases

Viewpoint

16 April 2019

Dan Adams, product marketing manager at Edmund Optics, discusses the impact that additive manufacturing is having on the optics industry

1 April 2019

Pro-Lite’s Robert Yeo discusses the changes in the regulations governing Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and how they affect the selection and sale of laser safety eyewear

Tech focus

09 April 2019

The amplification of phonons in solids represents a further step towards new phononic devices for the next generation of sensors, mobile phones and computing

27 February 2019

Optomel founder Damien Gardiner, a semi-finalist for SPIE's Startup Challenge at Photonics West, explains how the firm is making optical filters based on self-organised materials

10 December 2018

New nanometre-accurate hexapod opens up applications in laser processing and metrology

Products

18 April 2019

Gamma Scientific has released its enhanced UDT series of photometric sensors

18 April 2019

Edmund Optics has introduced the new Techspec multi-element tube system, a highly versatile optical system that uses mix-and-match components

09 April 2019

Heraeus Noblelight has released FiberLight L3, a broadband UV LED light source module for analytical measurement instruments combing the benefits of LED technology with broadband UV spectral output

04 April 2019

OEM laser scan system manufacturer Scanlab has expanded its line of entry-level scan heads with the new BasiCube 14

04 April 2019

B&W Tek has introduced the NanoRam-1064, a handheld Raman analyser for non-destructive identification of raw materials and the latest addition to the company's handheld Raman product line

04 April 2019

Ocean Optics has released a new line of spectrometer wavelength calibration sources for convenient, reliable spectrometer calibration

13 February 2019

The new Jenoptik Light & Optics division, whose primary focus is supplying photonics solutions, showcased its new strategy at Photonics West, USA

Events

San Jose, California
05 May 2019 to 10 May 2019
Glasgow, UK
05 June 2019
Munich, Germany
24 June 2019 to 27 June 2019
Dublin, Ireland
23 September 2019 to 25 September 2019
Eindhoven, The Netherlands
01 October 2019

White papers

01 April 2019

Confocal Raman imaging and related techniques continue to increase in popularity. This whitepaper describes five key factors to consider when evaluating instrumentation: speed, sensitivity, resolution, modularity and upgradeability, and combinability.

21 March 2019

In this whitepaper PhOLED are investigated using an FS5 Spectrofluorometer with electroluminescence accessory. Spectrum and chromaticity coordinates of the PhOLED emission are measured and triplet lifetime determined using time-resolved spectroscopy.

18 December 2018

 Optical parametric oscillators offer a competitive alternative to conventional lasers for quantum nanophotonics.

Webcasts

11 April 2019

Dr Erik Novak, senior director of business development at 4D Technology, will discuss the different aspects that need to be considered when selecting a Large Aperture Interferometer.

03 April 2019

This is the first of many activities of EPIC in Quantum Photonics, with its flagship event being the EPIC World Industrial Quantum Photonics Technology Summit in June

25 February 2019

For driverless cars to see mainstream adoption, engineers must solve critical lidar design challenges including improving the detection range and field of view, ensuring adaptability to environmental factors, and ensuring safety. Today, engineering teams are debating the best design choices, with no clear winner. Who will win the race toward effective lidar manufactured at a low cost?