Editor's picks

The robots guide themselves around hospital rooms irradiating surfaces with UV light, which disinfects and kills viruses and bacteria.

*Weds 8 Apr* This online discussion will explore the photonics technologies being developed to maximise data throughput and to extend data delivery speeds beyond 400Gbps

Electro Optics speaks to Roel Baets, lead of Imec-UGhent's Photonics Research Group, on the platforms opening up silicon photonics to high-volume production

Analysis & opinion

02 April 2020

Christina Willis says that learning to communicate science to non-experts is a crucial part of her role in politics - a skill that all scientists should develop

04 March 2020

David Giltner, founder of TurningScience, gives tips on how postgraduates and early-career scientists can make themselves more attractive to commercial organisations

27 February 2020

Matthew Dale reports from a panel discussion at Photonics West, where experts gave advice to young people starting their career

Features

09 March 2020

Electro Optics speaks to Roel Baets, lead of Imec-UGhent's Photonics Research Group, on the platforms opening up silicon photonics to high-volume production

 

27 February 2020

Keely Portway looks at how adaptive optics have allowed ground-based telescopes to observe new phenomena, including finer details of the Sun

27 February 2020

Graphene could transform networks if its remarkable properties can sustain a viable supply chain, finds Andy Extance

3D printing copper is important in the space industry for printing rocket nozzles, like the one produced by Stratasys Direct Manufacturing, shown here

24 February 2020

Optically-driven additive manufacturing is entering uncharted territory with challenging reflective, thermally conductive metals such as copper, finds Andy Extance

Press Releases

Viewpoint

13 March 2020

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

11 March 2020

Lydia Jim, Technical Sales Engineer at Photon Lines, discusses how acousto optics are advancing the development of new laser-based techniques

Tech focus

A new simple chip powered by quantum dots allows standard microscopes to visualise difficult-to-image biological organisms.

30 March 2020

MIT researchers have developed a multi-layered chip that could dramatically reduce the cost of dark-field microscopes

02 March 2020

Matthew Dale discovers how high-resolution LED matrices and blue lasers are set to increase the functionality of automotive lighting

23 January 2020

The latest research on ultrafast lasers will be presented at Photonics West in San Francisco

Products

04 March 2020

Focuslight technologies, a global provider of high power diode lasers and micro optics, announced the LIMO Wide Angle Diffuser at SPIE Photonics West 2020. Designed for automotive LiDAR and 3D sensing applications, the LIMO Wide Angle Diffuser is a glass refractive optical element (ROE) with the ability to disperse laser light in one direction up to a full illumination angle, ranging from a few mrad up to 150 degrees. When combined with a second functional surface, the light can also be shaped at any desired angle in the other direction.

04 March 2020

Focuslight technologies, a global provider of high power diode lasers and micro optics, announced the Focuslight FocusFlux® AL01 Series LiDAR laser module at SPIE Photonics West 2020. The FocusFlux AL01 series is a high peak power, 1064nm laser module that employs a novel, compact, solid state design. It features a 1.5mJ 3ns laser pulse based on Q-switch technology. Built-in advanced glass diffusers enable it to generate a configurable field of view (FOV) of 125x25, 60x45, or customized per request.

30 January 2020

German start-up Linnowave’s Vaheat provides a novel approach for precise and rapid temperature controllability in optical high resolution microscopy of live cells

30 January 2020

Photon Lines is distributing Omicron's new LightHUB-Ultra laser light engine in France, the UK and Ireland

23 October 2019

The new Chameleon Discovery NX laser from Coherent delivers deep multiphoton microscope images with high brightness and high contrast

23 October 2019

Cobolt has introduced the Cobolt Tor XS, a high-performance Q-switched laser at 1,064nm and 532nm, with 100uJ/pulse and 50uJ/pulse respectively

23 October 2019

Gamma Scientific has released the Wavemon wavelength and power meter

Events

Online
06 April 2020 to 10 April 2020
Vilnius, Lithuaina
15 April 2020 to 17 April 2020
Online
26 April 2020 to 30 April 2020
San Diego
23 August 2020 to 27 August 2020

White papers

01 April 2020

All of us who work with high power lasers have experienced laser damage, usually when we least wanted to. Sometimes just an unexpected flash of light means an optic needs to be replaced, but often the case is far worse where a single coating damage can lead to systemwide failure. Much of our work is certifying optics for pulsed laser systems in order to prevent this kind of catastrophic event.

This whitepaper dicusses in scientific detail the laser damage caused by pulsed and CW high-power systems. 

31 March 2020

This whitepaper will discuss the rise of continously variable filters in mini-spectrometers. CVFs are able to replace multiple fixed wavelength filters with improved performance. 

31 March 2020

A new frequency modulated continuous wave (FMCW) lidar technique is being used to test the thickness and length of optics

Webcasts

20 March 2020

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

19 March 2020

*On demand* This webinar will present an innovative UVC LED respiratory mask, presented by EPIC members and partners of the EU-funded pilot line MedPhab

10 March 2020

*Weds 8 Apr* This online discussion will explore the photonics technologies being developed to maximise data throughput and to extend data delivery speeds beyond 400Gbps