Analysis & opinion

18 March 2011

Nuclear decommissioning, solid-state laser cutting, and many other industrial uses of photonics were discussed at the Industrial Laser Applications Symposium, held 15-16 March in Warrington, UK. Greg Blackman reports

08 October 2010

NEXPRESSO, the 'Network for EXchange and PRototype Evaluation of photonicS componentS and Optical systems', has been launched, which looks to provide support for SMEs in commercialising their photonic device prototypes

26 July 2010

PrimeSense, a developer of gesture recognition technology, has incorporated JDSU optical components into its gesture recognition platform, designed for next-generation gaming and home entertainment systems

28 May 2010

A European research initiative has been launched that aims to increase the effectiveness of photodynamic therapy (PDT) as a treatment for cancer

10 May 2010

Investment into the photonics industry is becoming more hopeful, according to venture capitalists and other investors meeting at the 'Invest in Photonics 2010' event in Bordeaux, France last month

08 March 2010

The organisers of LaserFest are marking the 50th anniversary of the first laser with a year of events around the world, as Stephen Mounsey discovers

03 March 2010

Around 200 exhibitors are expected at this year's Lasys trade fair, taking place in Stuttgart from 8-10 June and focusing on system solutions in laser material processing

18 January 2010

Phase-one goals for the large-scale CMOS photonics project, HELIOS, have been met or exceeded by the 19 partners involved, according to French organisation CEA-Leti, coordinator of the pan-European consortium

17 December 2009

The inaugural meeting of the Southern European Cluster in Photonics and Optics (SECPhO) has taken place in Terrassa, Spain on 16 December, with around 100 delegates and 30 companies exhibiting

07 December 2009

Fibre laser innovation is vital to the continuing success of the European materials processing industry, according to a collaborative project that has just received €16m in EU funding

30 October 2009

Coherent has acquired the North American operations of StockerYale in an asset purchase valued at $15m.

06 October 2009

After a recent report by the IoP and the EPSRC, Stephen Mounsey looks at some of the world-leading photonics research being undertaken by UK institutions, and asks how it might be more readily commercialised

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