Analysis & opinion

05 January 2017

What needs to happen to support growth in the photonics sector in 2017, and how will the markets develop in the next few years? SPIE’s Stephen Anderson gives his views

08 December 2016

Steve Riches from the International Microelectronics Assembly and Packaging Society (IMAPS UK) reports from November's Photonics and Opto-Electronics Packaging (POP) conference in Edinburgh

07 December 2016

Entrepreneurs will pitch their photonics businesses to industry experts during the Startup Challenge at Photonics West 2017. Jessica Rowbury speaks to Dirk Fabian about the importance of supporting start-ups

24 November 2016

Dr Scott King and Dr Graham Crofts from UK law firm Gill Jennings & Every say that it's never too early to put in place an intellectual property strategy

26 October 2016

As part of his column for Electro Optics magazine, Carlos Lee, director general of the European Photonics Industry Association (EPIC) discusses how to prioritise events

14 October 2016

Jessica Rowbury covers an autonomous vehicle panel session from October's Inpho Venture Summit, where the role of photonics was discussed

14 October 2016

In May 2015, the US government proposed changes to US export controls covering many key photonics technologies, causing concern within the industry. Following the release of the final export controls this week, SPIE's Jennifer Douris discusses the final regulation and its impact on the photonics community

10 October 2016

Although photonic integrated circuits are now used commercially, there are still issues when fabricating photonic chips. Iñigo Artundo, CEO of VLC Photonics and a speaker at September's Photonic Integration Conference, outlines the business considerations that come with photonic integration

30 September 2016

Matthew Dale reports from an EPIC meeting on laser material processing from the Lithuanian capital Vilnius, and finds that Lithuania has a lot to offer in terms of photonics expertise

15 September 2016

On 14 September, the scientific community celebrated the anniversary of gravitational wave detection. Professor Martin Hendry from the University of Glasgow, whose team helped construct the LIGO facilities, discusses the work that preceded last year's discovery and what the future holds for the field of gravitational-wave astronomy

11 August 2016

Ruth Walker, associate European patent attorney at Gill Jennings and Every, discusses how optical technologies are helping to prevent food counterfeiting, and the patent issues that come with this

10 August 2016

Wenko Süptitz, head of German high-tech industry association, Spectaris discusses what companies in Germany and the UK should consider following the UK's decision to leave the European Union