Editor's picks

Nobel Prize winner Eric Betzig has demonstrated how an enhanced lattice light-sheet microscopy method can image the entire fruit fly brain much faster than existing techniques

Carlos Lee, director general of the European Photonics Industry Consortium (EPIC), details the association's agenda for 2019

The annual photonics extravaganza SPIE Photonics West is set to take place from 2 to 7 February in San Francisco, and promises to be bigger than ever

Analysis & opinion

10 December 2018

Andreas Ettemeyer, NTB Interstate University of Applied Sciences, Buchs, and member of the EOS board, expresses concerns about discussions to merge photonics with microelectronics within European Union funding

27 November 2018

Liz Gerrish gives her perspective on why having a mentor is crucial for women beginning careers in photonics

27 November 2018

After releasing a report on silicon photonics foundries, Iñigo Artundo, CEO of VLC Photonics, charts the evolution of the photonic foundry ecosystem

Features

10 December 2018

Shaping light wavefronts is improving many areas of microscopy – and is enabling Nobel Prize winner Eric Betzig’s most important work yet, finds Andy Extance

10 December 2018

Keely Portway looks at some of the latest advances in light-based test and measurement techniques

10 December 2018

Only two companies supply commercial 3D printing systems based on two-photon polymerisation, which can create structures smaller than living cells. Greg Blackman speaks to Denis Barbier from Microlight3D

01 November 2018

Imaging spectroscopy offers a powerful way to understand this world and others, and optical innovations are enhancing its capabilities, finds Andy Extance

Press Releases

Viewpoint

12 November 2018

This viewpoint aims to provide a thorough insight on the sophisticated design of state-of-the-art professional illumination systems, highlighting the basic pro’s and con’s of 'old-school' gas-discharge lamps compared to LEDs, additionally highlighting accompanying requirements to be successful

4 October 2018

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

Tech focus

10 December 2018

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

01 November 2018

Prism technology that’s now a major part of optical communications is finding its way into next-generation lidar systems

01 November 2018

Advances in Raman spectroscopy could one day make invasive blood glucose tests a thing of the past

Products

07 January 2019

Synopsys has released version 2018.12 of its RSoft Photonic Component Design Suite, which introduces new features to advance the design of optics used in augmented reality and virtual reality (AR/VR) systems

07 January 2019

Opto Diode has launched a high-speed photodetector, the AXUV63HS1

27 November 2018

Marktech Optoelectronics has introduced the Model MTPD1346D-xx series, a family of InGaAs/InP broadband PIN photodiodes

27 November 2018

PureLiFi has provided its LiFi technology for a new range of LiFi-integrated lighting products

20 November 2018

PicoQuant has unveiled the FluoTime 250, a compact, robust and fully-automated system that increases the ease of performing time-resolved luminescence spectroscopy studies

20 November 2018

Dymax Corporation has introduced the BlueWave MX-Series Multichannel Controller, an LED controller that allows manufacturers to power up to four emitter workstations at once

19 November 2018

APE Angewandte Physik & Elektronik has launched an automated and tuneable infrared laser 'Carmina' on behalf of the American company Anasys Instruments

Events

High Tech Campus Eindhoven, The Netherlands
22 January 2019
Berlin, Germany
22 January 2019 to 23 January 2019
San Francisco, California, United States
02 February 2019 to 07 February 2019
San Diego, California, United States
16 January 2019 to 21 February 2019
Prague, Czech Republic
25 February 2019 to 27 February 2019

White papers

Webcasts

13 December 2018

In this webinar, high-level representatives of the Pilot Lines will give an overview of the European scene regarding technologies, offers and capabilities for the manufacturing of new photonics-based products that will impact in market sectors such as medical, environmental and industrial.

30 November 2018

This webinar will show how the nonstop capacity request in the transmission, routing and processing of huge amounts of communication data is faced in an effective way by photonic solutions acting on the propagation, modulation and multiplexing of optical signals

27 November 2018

In the high power laser based manufacturing world, beam shaping has been identified as one of the past and present technology bottlenecks. This webinar will compare the unmet needs from industry with the current state of the art and market driven roadmaps

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