Editor's picks

More than 1,200 exhibitors will be on the show floor this year, with more than 4,500 technical presentation taking place in tandem. (Image: SPIE)

Electro Optics share's the main events and themes on its radar at this year's show in San Francisco

To solve the quantum skills gap, the training ecosystem must consider the needs of industry and the scope of career pathways, finds Jessica Rowbury

More than 18,000 registered attendees are expected to attend SPIE Photonics West from 28 January to 2 February, with more than 1,200 exhibitors filling the exhibition floor.

News

Live-streamed volumetric video technology will enable 3D holographic images of people, objects and environments to be beamed into the metaverse

27 January 2023

Live-streamed volumetric video technology will enable 3D holographic images of people, objects and environments to be beamed into the metaverse

News

OSK claims itself to be the first US-based commercial company to launch a fleet of persistent space-based satellite platforms equipped with best-in-class hyperspectral sensors (Image: Nvidia)

27 January 2023

The technology will help the oil & gas industry meet its compliance and regulatory obligations, as well as help transition towards more sustainable operations

More than 1,200 exhibitors will be on the show floor this year, with more than 4,500 technical presentation taking place in tandem. (Image: SPIE)

25 January 2023

Electro Optics share's the main events and themes on its radar at this year's show in San Francisco

Researchers have been able to compensate for the disturbance entagled photons experience during propagation through a scattering layer and restore entanglement at the output

23 January 2023

Researchers may have solved a key challenge of entanglement that could advance the development of quantum-enhanced imaging technologies

Analysis & opinion

Analysis & opinion

06 January 2023

One of the most apparent themes to emerge was that the potential impact of photonics on how we store, process and move data shows no sign of lessening

16 December 2022

Ivan Nikitski, EPIC’s Photonics Technology Programme Manager, talks to Felix Grawert, CEO & President of Aixtron, which supplies deposition systems for the semiconductor industry

11 November 2022

Jérémy Picot-Clémente, EPIC, talks with Jürgen Zosel of Orafol Fresnel Optics

Features

Features

Organoid imaged with Andor’s desktop confocal microscope system, the BC43. Credit: Andor

03 January 2023

As microscopes become ever more powerful, a growing band of businesses are racing to make the latest technologies more accessible and more affordable, reports Rebecca Pool

Illustration of a three-dimensional crystal with various types of confining centres. (a) Crystal with four confining centres, each trapping waves (yellow) in all three dimensions simultaneously. (b) Crystal with a linear confining centre where waves can propagate in one dimension, analogous to an optical fibre. (c) Crystal with a planar confining centre where waves can propagate in two dimensions, analogous to a 2D electron gas. (Image: Vos et al.)

03 January 2023

Newly discovered fundamental rules have been embedded into software to dramatically optimise the design of photonic integrated circuits

Attosecond x-ray science could soon be within the grasp of not only the wider scientific community but industry as well. Image: Tau Systems

10 December 2022

In the hands of the few, attosecond pulses have already provided glimpses of fundamental ultrafast processes. Benjamin Skuse asks: what might be achieved if access were broadened to the wider world?

Viewpoint

PHABULOuS’s innovative CAD-based tools can analyse free-form micro-optical array (FMOA) designs for the early detection of manufacturing constraints and avoid time-consuming and costly adjustments at a later stage.

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Delivering diagnostics at the time of testing improves healthcare outcomes, but requires photonics firms who develop optical sensing technologies such as spectroscopy, to adapt to the changing needs of the medical sector

Designers, builders and operators of free-space networks can leverage LWIR quantum cascade lasers (QCLs) to achieve multi Gb/s data transfer rates. Find out how

Press releases

23 January 2023

Testing of BluGlass’ first lasers processed at its Fremont fab are demonstrating electrical and light-output performance in-line or better than previous iterations

04 January 2023

Scott Faris, current LightPath Director, has been appointed Chair of the Board succeeding Louis Leeburg effective December 20, 2022

04 January 2023

Caroline Pan is a seasoned industry executive with nearly 30 years of experience across the high-tech, industrial, and automotive sectors

White papers

Discover how the small size and big performance of the Ocean ST microspectrometer can benefit absorbance measurement of whole blood and haemoglobin in medical diagnostics by reading this application note

Optimised metalens layout from MetaOptic Designer

Find out how Synopsys is supporting metalens innovation with MetaOptic Designer, an unprecedented inverse design tool by downloading this White Paper.

Download this White Paper from Wavelength Electronics to find out how a team of researchers realised error-free, free-space live video broadcasting using a room temperature QCL with a wavelength of 8.1µm.

Webcasts

Webcast date (GMT):
Thursday, 1 December, 2022 - 14:00

We hear from two experts in fostering the development of quantum photonics technologies in the UK and Europe

Webcast date (GMT):
Thursday, 24 November, 2022 - 14:00

In this webcast, we look at the potential of optical techniques, primarily Raman spectroscopy, in medical diagnostics - and the barriers to clinical translation.

Webcast date (GMT):
Thursday, 20 October, 2022 - 13:00

Focuslight is a technology leader in AuSn thin film deposition and AuSn bonding process with more than 10 years’ experience. This webcast details the design, key processes and application data of high-power laser diode devices.

Products

12 January 2023

This will open doors to further research on achieving early detection and pathological elucidation of dementia

12 January 2023

The electron photodetector features electron responsivity at energy levels as low as 100eV

12 January 2023

The XYZ Deck is purposely designed to match the increased size and versatility of the latest generation of 2P/3P/Multiphoton/Confocal microscopy systems

Tech Focus

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We round up the latest single photon counting detectors, modules and other products for single photon counting in 2023.

Shining a light on the latest photonics products and solutions in the sensors and detectors market

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A look at the commercial offerings of the main players in optical filters and equipment