Analysis & opinion

17 February 2015

Greg Blackman reports from Photonics West in San Francisco, where ultrafast laser technology, in particular, had a strong presence at the show

18 December 2014

Anke Lohmann, head of photonics at the UK's Knowledge Transfer Network, comments on the proposed £50 million funding for emerging technologies, including photonics, recently announced by the UK's Technology Strategy Board, Innovate UK. Emerging imaging technologies and quantum technologies are both earmarked to receive funding, she says

19 November 2014

Dr Andrew Fearnside, a senior associate at law firm Appleyard Lees, sets out the arguments for protecting intellectual property when commercialising photonics innovations, and what to consider when seeking IP protection

27 October 2014

Following coaching the start-up companies pitching for finance at Invest in Photonics, Géraldine Andrieux Gustin, a senior partner at Yole Finance, gives her five tips for attracting investment from venture capitalists

20 October 2014

Greg Blackman speaks to Andre Wong at JDSU about 3D sensing, which is taking the mobile device market by storm

17 October 2014

Greg Blackman reports from Invest in Photonics, an event held a day after the Nobel Prizes in Physics and Chemistry were awarded to light-based technologies

03 October 2014

Where do the investment opportunities lie for photonics companies? Greg Blackman speaks to Giorgio Anania, chairman of the Invest in Photonics conference, set to take place in Bordeaux, France from 9 to 10 October

24 September 2014

Tom Eddershaw looks at the activities planned for the upcoming Day of Photonics, an initiative organised by EPIC that aims to raise awareness of photonics technologies

24 September 2014

Carlos Lee, director general of the European Photonics Industry Consortium, reports from a working dinner at ECOC where standardisation plans for photonic integrated circuits were discussed

16 September 2014

A four-year archaeological survey of Stonehenge using techniques including laser scanning has uncovered new areas of interest among the prehistoric standing stones. Tom Eddershaw and Jessica Rowbury report

01 August 2014

Jessica Rowbury browses along the shelves of the first ever optics and photonics shop, which opened in May in an Oxfordshire science centre in the UK

20 June 2014

Greater standardisation is needed to make photonic integrated circuits (PICs) more cost-effective, according to Carlos Lee, director general of EPIC, reporting from a workshop on PICs