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L to R: Marc Canales, Roger Artigas, EPIC’s Ana González & Carlos Lee

Made to measure

Jose Pozo, CTO at EPIC, talks with Roger Artigas, co-founder, president and CTO of Sensofar Metrology – a designer and manufacturer of 3D surface metrology instruments

Diagnosis on a chip

Keely Portway discusses advances in photonic integrated circuit biosensors for the detection of viruses such as covid-19

Left to right: Dr Weber, Dr Neugebauer, Dr Popp

Coronavirus shines a light on potential of optical techniques

Dr Karina Weber, Dr Ute Neugebauer, and Dr Juergen Popp, of Leibniz Institute of Photonic Technology (Leibniz-IPHT) Jena, spoke to Electro Optics about the advantages of optical methods in tackling global health challenges, and what we can learn from the Covid-19 crisis to advance clinical translation

Waveguides seek to welcome consumer AR

Fabricating novel light-guiding structures from glass and plastic will prove instrumental in whether augmented reality becomes an everyday technology, finds Andy Extance

Cubert's Ultris 20 hyperspectral snapshot camera provides a more reliable alternative for aerial surveillance than conventional line scan cameras

Spectral snapping

Matthew Dale explores the emerging alternatives to push broom hyperspectral imaging

Graphene dreams

Graphene could transform networks if its remarkable properties can sustain a viable supply chain, finds Andy Extance

Leonardo da Vinci's Virgin of the Rocks. Copyright: The National Gallery, London 

Spectral imaging sheds light on Leonardo masterpiece

Giorgia Marucci from Pro-Lite Technology visits the National Gallery in London to find out how hyperspectral imaging was used to reveal the history behind Leonardo da Vinci’s The Virgin of the Rocks

Full speed ahead

Eric Mottay talks about founding Amplitude Laser Group at a time when the industrial femtosecond laser market was 'virtually non-existent'

Electric dreams

As car makers install production lines for electric vehicles, Greg Blackman looks at how vision is currently used in their factories

A technician loads a wedged focus lens, a key element in the NIF final optics assembly, into a cleaning/coating frame

Learning curve

Keely Portway finds out how the latest advances in photonics have enhanced the research environment, and how they have translated to the commercial sector

The Vuzix M300 AR headset is one of a variety of products targeting industrial applications

Can holograms help replace smartphones?

Andy Extance finds that although augmented reality products talk about holograms more than they use them, holographic technology still has huge potential

Body image

Keely Portway looks at some of the miniature imaging technology used in endoscopes

Model behaviour

Keely Portway looks at how optical software is being used to design light sources

Sensing the way forwards

EPIC’s Carlos Lee hears about Jorma Palmén’s strategy for growing Ladimo, launched four years ago, which develops real-time 3D imaging for robotics, healthcare and navigating hazardous environments

Optics and art

Paul Urbach, Professor at Delft University of Technology and past-president of the EOS, details the important role light plays in the preservation and creation of art

Oz Optics served traditional Turkish ice cream at its booth at Laser Munich

Putting on a show

Jessica Rowbury reviews how exhibitors made an impact at Laser World of Photonics in a bid to stand out from competition

Optics on the micro scale

Keely Portway investigates the latest innovations in micro-optics, from 3D printing to how it can improve the optical designs of photonics equipment

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