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17 March 2009

A recent report highlighted the growth in the market for fibre lasers, but further growth will require the industry to overcome some specific technological challenges

09 March 2009

The upcoming international trade fair Laser World of Photonics is extending its capacity on 2007's event with 10,000m&sup2 additional floor space in a fourth exhibition hall, despite the economic downturn.

04 March 2009

New laser-based manufacturing methods are helping German companies to meet the nation's goal of producing solar power for the same price as conventionally generated electricity

11 February 2009

With visitor and exhibitor numbers matching those of last year, there were no visible signs of an industry in crisis at last month's Photonics West, as Warren Clark reports

05 November 2008

LASYS will be held for the second time in Stuttgart from 8 to 10 June 2010 alongside two laser symposiums in the accompanying programme: SLT and LPM.

09 October 2008

The SPIE Europe Security and Defence (ESD) symposium drew a diverse range of opinions and people when it opened its doors to 750 researchers and innovators from around the world.

29 September 2008

The CIOE optoelectronics exhibition in China, which ran from 6-9 September, has reported increases in visitors, exhibitors and exhibition space, compared to the 2007 event.

11 September 2008

SPIE's newly-elected president, Maria Yzuel, has outlined her future plans for the society, with an emphasis on education and support for the optics community.

09 September 2008

Trumpf has announced its intention to buy the entire share of SPI Lasers, in what will be a 'strategic' acquisition, according to SPI Lasers' CEO David Parker.

06 August 2008

This year's Photonex, the largest UK photonics event, is incorporating a number of new features when it returns to Stoneleigh Park on 15-16 October

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.