Editor's picks

A new survey has found that 100 Horizon 2020 photonics projects will create 3,500 high-tech jobs in Europe over the next three years

Thorlabs has acquired and the fibre laser assets from KMLabs, which represents Thorlabs' purchase this year

Keely Portway looks at how optical software is being used to design light sources

Analysis & opinion

08 November 2019

EPIC’s Carlos Lee talks to Ulli Hansen, co-founder and CEO of MSG Lithoglas

05 November 2019

Tom Harvey, healthcare photonics lead at UK catapult centre CPI, discusses how companies can successfully enter the healthcare market

30 September 2019

EPIC’s Carlos Lee hears about Jorma Palmén’s strategy for growing Ladimo, launched four years ago, which develops real-time 3D imaging for robotics, healthcare and navigating hazardous environments


08 November 2019

Tematys partner Benoît d’Humières discusses photonics’ environmental potential using findings from a recent sustainability report

The Vuzix M300 AR headset is one of a variety of products targeting industrial applications

08 November 2019

Andy Extance finds that although augmented reality products talk about holograms more than they use them, holographic technology still has huge potential

14 October 2019

Keely Portway looks at some of the miniature imaging technology used in endoscopes

14 October 2019

Keely Portway looks at how optical software is being used to design light sources

Press Releases


29 August 2019

Pro-Lite’s Nick Barnett discusses spectral imaging and its potential applications

16 April 2019

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

Tech focus

25 October 2019

The high electrical current required to achieve the lasing process has made it difficult to create the devices up until now

25 September 2019

A University of Cambridge team has designed a nanowire-based spectrometer that doesn’t require dispersive elements like a prism, therefore permitting greater miniaturisation than conventional systems

12 July 2019

New method can measure large-scale quantum correlation of single photons, which until now would have required thousands of single photon counters


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 100mJ/pulse and 50mJ/pulse respectively

23 October 2019

Gamma Scientific has released the Wavemon wavelength and power meter

23 October 2019

Precision Laser Scanning is now introducing its Gecko-Four polygon scanner for lidar scanning

23 October 2019

Aerotech has released the XC2 PWM single-axis motor drive with a narrow compact housing for motion control applications

23 October 2019

AMS Technologies has added the high-voltage solutions of French manufacturer SDS High Voltage to its portfolio

23 October 2019

Boston Electronics has introduced the Vaheat, a microscope temperature control solution from its partner, Linnowave


Valletta, Malta
27 February 2020 to 29 February 2020

White papers

04 November 2019

The HELIX Spectral Analysis System has redefined measurement capabilities of high performance thin-film optical filters. HELIX is an instrument designed and developed by Alluxa to address the limitations of spectrophotometers. Download our whitepaper to find out more!

04 November 2019

Photocatalysis is the rate increase of a chemical reaction by light, often in the presence of a catalyst that starts the reaction upon irradiation. Photocatalysts are typically semiconducting metal oxides which are employed as particles in solution. Discover how Edinburgh Instruments LP980 Spectrometer was used in this application note.

04 November 2019

Microchips are extremely useful when studying sample sizes less than a milliliter in volume. Researchers from Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Georgia Institute of Technology both used microchips in conjunction with infrared diode lasers to conduct experiments on small-scale environments. The absorption spectrum of water dictated the wavelength choices made by the researchers. On one hand, negligible heating of the water (via absorption) was desired, so the wavelength was chosen away from an absorption peak of water. In the opposite scenario, the laser was utilized to heat up the liquid in the microchip. As such, the wavelength was aligned with a water absorption peak. In both cases, the lasers play a crucial role in the positive outcomes of the two experiments.


03 September 2019

The Webinar on Brillouin distributed sensing will review all aspects of distributed sensing

02 July 2019

The EPIC Webinar on Hyperspectral Imaging will insight on the hyperspectral imaging hardware and its use in all application fields: from the ground using microscopes and spectrometers to airborne or satellite sensors, up to astrophysical data

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.