Analysis & opinion

30 June 2008

The University of Dundee and 18 European partners have been granted around £8m to develop a new generation of biomedical lasers.

09 June 2008

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.

06 June 2008

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).

12 May 2008

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.

06 May 2008

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.

10 April 2008

Results from OPERA2015 were detailed in a conference held as part of the Photonics Europe Congress in Strasbourg.

07 March 2008

Warren Clark reports from the inaugural Lasys event in Stuttgart, which showcased the versatility of laser systems

22 February 2008

Optics supplier Qioptiq is to acquire Point Source, a specialist producer of fibre optic laser delivery systems and lasers.

11 February 2008

A new European roadmap has been published that will direct EC funding for the joint development of photonics and nanotechnologies.

07 February 2008

In a seemingly alchemical process, scientists have found that they can change the colour of different metals using ultrashort pulses of laser light.

17 January 2008

Visitors to the SPIE Photonics West event in San Jose, USA can expect a bigger show than ever before, with 1,164 exhibitors and 3,100 technical presentations.

11 January 2008

The sales of LEDs to automotive suppliers is set to double within the next 10 years, according to a new report published by IMS Research.