Analysis & opinion

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

06 January 2014

Turning biophotonic technologies into a clinical device is a long and difficult road. Jacques Cochard, Tematys founder, reports from the European Photonics Industry Consortium's (EPIC) biophotonics event, entitled 'optimising the road to clinical products', which took place 27-28 November 2013 at the Maastricht University Medical Center in The Netherlands

16 December 2013

They were once the heavyweight workhorses of the industry, but are carbon dioxide lasers now heading for the knacker's yard?

09 December 2013

The cost of producing LEDs remains one of the main barriers to implementing solid-state lighting in homes and industry. Dr Calogero Sciascia, senior scientist at SAES Group, reports from the European Photonics Industry Consortium's technology workshop at the Strategies in Light Europe conference, which took place from 19 to 21 November in Munich, Germany

04 December 2013

Fibre-coupled laser systems for welding automotive gear controllers along with a 20kW laser cell installed at the Manufacturing Technology Centre in Coventry, UK, were both discussed at AILU's Power Beam Delivery and Manipulation conference, which took place on 3 December. Tom Eddershaw reports from the event

15 November 2013

The availability of unsafe, low-cost tabletop laser machines without valid certification is a fairly widespread problem in the UK, according to Andy Toms of TLM Laser. Greg Blackman speaks to Toms on the formation of an AILU special interest group that aims to increase awareness of the issue