The SPIE Europe Security and Defence (ESD) symposium drew a diverse range of opinions and people when it opened its doors to 750 researchers and innovators from around the world.
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The CIOE optoelectronics exhibition in China, which ran from 6-9 September, has reported increases in visitors, exhibitors and exhibition space, compared to the 2007 event.
SPIE's newly-elected president, Maria Yzuel, has outlined her future plans for the society, with an emphasis on education and support for the optics community.
Trumpf has announced its intention to buy the entire share of SPI Lasers, in what will be a 'strategic' acquisition, according to SPI Lasers' CEO David Parker.
This year's Photonex, the largest UK photonics event, is incorporating a number of new features when it returns to Stoneleigh Park on 15-16 October
The University of Dundee and 18 European partners have been granted around £8m to develop a new generation of biomedical lasers.
Rolls-Royce is using an increasing number of lasers in a number of different ways within its factories to bring down costs and up productivity.
Industrial and academic bodies unveiled the innovative ways they are using lasers within micro and nano processing at a recent conference for the Association for Industrial Laser Users (AILU).
Delegates for AKL'08, the International Laser Technology Congress, were gathered in Aachen, Germany, for the 3-day conference comprised some 57 lectures as well as live demonstrations of the technology.
The inaugural seminar of SEPNET, the South East Photonics Network, was held on 1 May at QinetiQ's Farnborough facility. SEPNET aims to increase awareness and add value to the local photonics industry.
Results from OPERA2015 were detailed in a conference held as part of the Photonics Europe Congress in Strasbourg.