Editor's picks

With huge opportunities for light-based diagnostics and therapeutics to combat disease, successful clinical translation depends on funding robust trials – and greater trust between developers and end-users, finds Jessica Rowbury

Photonics West industry update paints a positive outlook. Matthew Dale reports

Coherent has today decided to accept II-VI's offer and will pay Lumentum the $217.6 million termination fee

Analysis & opinion

08 April 2021

Carlos Lee talks to Petr Tůma about the growth of Czech-based 4isp, a distributor of HSG lasers, including its move to a leasing model and how it works with Chinese manufacturers

08 April 2021

Photonics West industry update paints a positive outlook. Matthew Dale reports

15 March 2021

Lydia Sanmartí-Vila, Silvia Tognetti, Federica Beduini and Silvia Carrasco, from the EU-funded Carla project, highlight how career events can increase women talent and diversity-at-large in photonics, helping to fill the skills gap

Features

08 April 2021

Optical methods are helping defeat criminals seeking to hack biometric identification, finds Andy Extance

08 April 2021

With huge opportunities for light-based diagnostics and therapeutics to combat disease, successful clinical translation depends on funding robust trials – and greater trust between developers and end-users, finds Jessica Rowbury 

22 March 2021

Keely Portway looks at how some of the latest research into neurophotonics will help in the fight against brain disorders

Amplitude Laser supplies ophthalmic surgery instrument producers

22 March 2021

Picosecond and femtosecond lasers are moving beyond ophthalmology into applications including cancer screening and therapy, finds Andy Extance

Press Releases

Viewpoint

Providing researchers with a tool to accurately model the interaction between light and biological tissue could enable new diagnostic devices and methods

12 April 2021

Gemma Church explains how LightTools, from Synopsys, makes tissue modelling more accessible to design next-gen diagnostics.

Hyper-Cam Airborne Mini

8 April 2021

Gemma Church explains how the Telops Hyper-Cam is unlocking thermal infrared hyperspectral imaging for everyone

Tech focus

The gold ball used in size comparison with a one cent coin. (Image: Tobias Westphal/Arkitek Scientific)

26 March 2021

Scientists have demonstrated gravitational coupling between two gold spheres of one millimetre radius, thereby entering the regime of sub-100-milligram sources of gravity

This image shows perovskite photovoltaics in the background with individual perovskite crystals shown as the colourful units. (Credit: CUBE3D Graphic)

26 March 2021

Perovskite solar cell design delivers efficiencies to rival those made of silicon

Symetrie’s NanoPos is a miniature hexapod of 68mm height for positioning and adjustment of precision components in six degrees of freedom, with a 10nm resolution.

26 February 2021

Some of the latest positioning solutions for photonics equipment on the market

Products

25 February 2021

Optoscribe has released the OptoCplrLT, a monolithic glass chip for low-loss coupling to silicon photonics (SiPh) grating couplers

25 February 2021

Sitech supplies the new Picomaster-H range of high resolution, single-beam direct write lithography (SB-DWL) hologram and lens mastering systems from 4Pico Litho of The Netherlands

25 February 2021

Synopsys has released version 9.1 of its LightTools illumination design software

25 February 2021

Hamamatsu Photonics has developed a new semiconductor failure analysis system called the Phemos-X C15765-01

25 February 2021

Gamma Scientific has introduced its Vector line of display view angle testers

25 February 2021

Optical Surfaces has released a new series of beam collimators designed for modulation transfer function (MTF) testing of optical systems

25 February 2021

Hübner Photonics has introduced the Cobolt 05-iE, an all-integrated model of compact and powerful single frequency lasers

Events

Munich
21 June 2021 to 24 June 2021
Potsdam, Germany
10 October 2021 to 14 October 2021

White papers

09 April 2021

Delta Optical Thin Film explains how it balanced sustainability, optical production layout and new technologies at its industry-leading site

07 April 2021

Silicon based area detectors (e.g. CCDs or CMOS) are widely used in high performance imaging applications, detecting wavelengths from soft x-ray through to near infrared (NIR). Typically, the quantum efficiency (QE) of these detectors decreases rapidly as the detection wavelength increases further into the NIR region. Above 1100nm, Silicon is transparent and therefore cannot be used to directly detect photons of these wavelengths, however many other materials do have photon sensitivity at wavelengths of 1μm and longer. 

06 April 2021

A variety of spectroscopic techniques is used in gas analysis and sensing – increasingly important fields, crucial in atmosphere monitoring, emission control and industrial processes efficiency. They are implemented more and more often on mass scale, to ensure well-being of humanity and the environment around us. A thorough understanding of those techniques enables development of modern, cost-effective and efficient gas analysis solutions, best suited to specific applications and squeezing the most out of the laser spectroscopy potential.

Webcasts

13 October 2020

*On demand* For sensor, camera, and machine learning developers interested in how process monitoring can be implemented in reality

24 March 2020

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

20 March 2020

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