The EUV source at Fraunhofer ILT’s Excimer facility delivers 40W at 13.5nm

16 February 2021

Keely Portway discovers how lasers are being used to advance Moore’s law, and how this technology could become more accessible to SMEs

11 February 2021

Keely Portway looks at some of the latest developments in quantum science, and what they could mean for the commercial space

12 January 2021

Algorithms let developers shrink microscopes, enabling innovation by building on existing technology, discovers Andy Extance

16 December 2020

Now smaller, cheaper and more robust, light detection and ranging instruments are being used in new ways, finds Jessica Rowbury

Classification of nuts as good or bad using Specim’s FX17 camera

13 November 2020

Optical design is crucial in enabling wider adoption of hyperspectral imaging, finds Andy Extance

13 November 2020

Optical coatings are helping to improve the efficiency of solar cells, finds David Stuart

A schematic of Coherent's adjustable ring mode fibre and the five basic power patterns possible within the focused laser spot (Image: Coherent)

14 October 2020

Greg Blackman discovers how emerging lasers with adjustable beam quality are improving quality and flexibility in cutting and welding

12 October 2020

Keely Portway takes a look at the latest developments in optical software for the biomedical industry    

Fibre lasers channel the and amplify the light through a fibre optic cable

16 September 2020

Keely Portway takes a look at some of the latest developments in optical fibre design for fibre lasers

In deflectometry, a camera images fringe patterns that have reflected off a surface under test, so that a system can deduce a map of the surface slopes from the deviation of the projected fringes, and from that determine the surface shape. Credit: Mahr

04 September 2020

Lens features have been getting too small to properly characterise – but metrology providers are catching up, finds Andy Extance

31 July 2020

How will the world feed 10 billion people by 2050 with no new land for agriculture? Greg Blackman speaks to machine builder Bühler about how optical sensing can maximise yield in grain processing

Investment is making lidar more accessible and cost-effective for the autonomous driving sector

23 July 2020

Keely Portway delves into some of the latest lidar developments for self-driving vehicles, and how these are proving beneficial in other applications