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12 January 2023

Electro Optics spoke to two developers of laser beam profilers about recent developments in beam analysis and their implications for the industry

Organoid imaged with Andor’s desktop confocal microscope system, the BC43. Credit: Andor

03 January 2023

As microscopes become ever more powerful, a growing band of businesses are racing to make the latest technologies more accessible and more affordable, reports Rebecca Pool

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23 January 2023

We preview some of the innovations due to be displayed in San Francisco 

12 January 2023

Electro Optics spoke to two developers of laser beam profilers about recent developments in beam analysis and their implications for the industry

Organoid imaged with Andor’s desktop confocal microscope system, the BC43. Credit: Andor

03 January 2023

As microscopes become ever more powerful, a growing band of businesses are racing to make the latest technologies more accessible and more affordable, reports Rebecca Pool

Illustration of a three-dimensional crystal with various types of confining centres. (a) Crystal with four confining centres, each trapping waves (yellow) in all three dimensions simultaneously. (b) Crystal with a linear confining centre where waves can propagate in one dimension, analogous to an optical fibre. (c) Crystal with a planar confining centre where waves can propagate in two dimensions, analogous to a 2D electron gas. (Image: Vos et al.)

03 January 2023

Newly discovered fundamental rules have been embedded into software to dramatically optimise the design of photonic integrated circuits, Matthew Dale finds

Attosecond x-ray science could soon be within the grasp of not only the wider scientific community but industry as well. Image: Tau Systems

10 December 2022

Attosecond pulses have already provided glimpses of fundamental ultrafast processes. Benjamin Skuse asks: what might be achieved if access were broadened to the wider world?

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22 November 2022

David Stuart spoke with laser experts about the increasing power of ultrafast instruments, and the opportunities and challenges these present

15 November 2022

Anita Chandran on the commercial potential of quantum lighting

The ALD system could be used to coat complex augmented, virtual and mixed reality optics at higher efficiency

28 October 2022

Tim Reynolds speaks to Gerd-Albert Hoffmann, head of the Optics Integration Group at Laser Zentrum Hannover, about a new spatial atomic layer deposition system

Figure 1: The slow optical cooking setup: A silica microfibre filled with deionised water is coupled to two microfibers, MF1 and MF2, which are oriented perpendicular to the microfibre and connected to an optical spectrum analyser and broadband light source. The heating effect caused by the broadband WGMs is illustrated in red.

29 August 2022

Researchers are unlocking an exciting field of photonics development with optical microresonators fabricated at higher precisions than ever before

Optical technologies offer researchers a powerful new toolkit to explore the structure and function of the brain. (Image: Sergey Nivens/Shutterstock.com)

19 August 2022

Advances in optical fibres and microscale LEDs are furthering neuroscientists’ understanding of the brain, Susan Curtis discovers

Robert Smith is a professor at the University of Alberta and historian to JWST since 2002

01 August 2022

As James Webb Space Telescope beams back images from the edge of space and time, space historian Robert Smith recalls some of the decisions made to bring the $10bn NASA project to fruition. David Stuart reports

Optical benches at Politecnico di Milano, the general coordinator of the Crimson project. Credit: Politecnico di Milano

20 July 2022

It can take a village to bring a medical photonics device to market, Benjamin Skuse discovers

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