Analysis & opinion

15 November 2017

Despite having already been around for more than 40 years, VCSELs are still in the beginning of their life cycle. However, the technology is set to reach its full potential in the near future, writes Dr Joseph Pankert, general manager at Philips Photonics

24 October 2017

Following the passing of Professor Bryan Tozer, a pioneer in laser safety and the founder of Lasermet, his son Paul Tozer looks back over his father's 50 years of working with lasers

23 October 2017

EPIC's Carlos Lee discusses his attendance of a laser and manufacturing exhibition in Jiangmen, a city in the South of China who's authorities are making efforts to attract photonics businesses

19 September 2017

Dr Ian Mc Cabe from the National University of Ireland, Galway, describes a value chain analysis technique developed as part of a Horizon2020-funded project, RespiceSME

19 September 2017

Dr Tom Harvey, programme development manager for healthcare photonics at CPI, discusses the centre’s activities and how it will support the commercialisation of novel medical technologies

07 September 2017

Dr Wenko Süptitz, head of photonics at Spectaris, explains the current status concerning RoHS regulations that are restricting the use of heavy metals in optical components

07 August 2017

The heavens open on Jessica Rowbury as she looks at the science behind the sweet smell of summer rain

11 July 2017

Jessica Rowbury speaks to Marie Semeria, CEO of Leti, about how the organisation has supported technology innovation throughout its 50-year history

11 July 2017

Matthew Dale takes a look at some of the space technologies presented at Laser World of Photonics, including lidar for global methane analysis and laser communication technology

30 June 2017

Scott Jordan, head of photonics at Physik Instrumente, describes how advances in precise nanoscale alignment are cutting time and costs associated with the silicon photonics manufacturing process

30 June 2017

Greg Blackman reports from Laser World of Photonics in Munich in June where quantum technology was a big talking point

09 June 2017

Jessica Rowbury speaks to Matthew Edwards from the UK’s Science and Technology Facilities Council about the centre’s work translating photonics space technology into other markets