Analysis & opinion

19 June 2014

A new 3D printing process for optics could have significant implications for how optics are designed, manufactured and used, as Greg Blackman finds out

27 May 2014

A draft proposal to exclude lead and cadmium used in optical glass and filters from REACH and RoHS legislation has been reviewed at a meeting on 21 May at the Optatec trade fair. Jessica Rowbury reports from the show

27 May 2014

Miniaturisation has benefitted spectroscopy greatly, recalls Avantes founder and CEO, Benno Oderkerk, speaking to Jessica Rowbury at Optatec in Frankfurt

19 May 2014

On the eve of the Optatec trade fair, Jessica Rowbury speaks to Dr Peter Hartmann of Schott Advanced Optics about the unintended implications of REACH and RoHS on the optics industry - EU regulations limiting the use of heavy metals vital for optics manufacture

02 April 2014

The barriers preventing companies access to European funding 'need to be addressed' for Europe to remain competitive with the rest of the world, Dr Michael Mertin, president of Photonics21, has commented at the organisation's annual meeting in Brussels on 28 March

11 March 2014

Trumpf CEO, Dr Nicola Leibinger-Kammüller, has said that the 'fog is beginning to lift' on the recession, at an open day held at Trumpf's UK technology centre in Luton yesterday. Tom Eddershaw reports

10 March 2014

With Gravity winning big at the Oscars at the beginning of March, Jessica Rowbury looks at how laser projection technology is set to transform the 3D experience of watching blockbuster movies

17 February 2014

In part III of the Photonics West review, Greg Blackman reports on the initiatives discussed at the show in San Francisco, which aim to increase awareness of photonics technologies

14 February 2014

From emitter and detector technology allowing researchers to measure brain activity, to thermal imaging for the iPhone, Greg Blackman recounts the technology on display on the show floor in part II of the Photonics West review

13 February 2014

In part I of III of Electro Optics' review of a packed Photonics West show, which took place in San Francisco from 1-6 February, Greg Blackman reports on the state of the photonics market

05 February 2014

Greg Blackman reports on a panel discussion on Green Energy and photovoltaics, which took place at Photonics West

13 January 2014

Combining the various technologies involved in developing photonic integrated circuits is one way of furthering integrated photonics. This is according to Bert Offrein, manager photonics, and Jens Hofrichter, a postdoc, both at IBM Research in Zurich, who report from EPIC's workshop on photonic integrated circuits