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04 March 2022

Luminous will use the funding to double the size of its engineering team, build out its custom chips and software, and gear up for commercial-scale production

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19 May 2022

An Oxford-based silicon photonics startup has raised $11.5 million to develop a high-speed multi-chip processor combining photonics and electronics to accelerate exponential advances in AI

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13 May 2022

Laser World of Photonics attracted more than 15,000 trade fair visitors to Munich in April

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13 May 2022

Okmetic invests nearly €400m to build a new fab in Finland with aims to more than double its production capacity

The DQG is composed of a main sensor head standing at 175cm high, around 66 kg, connected to the ILS system, at around 33kg. The combined system can be operated with a power as little as 200W. Credit: iXblue

12 May 2022

The system can measure simultaneously the absolute values of both gravitational acceleration and its vertical gradient

Cuos researchers performing research on the applications of ultrashort laser pulsers (credit University of Michigan)

09 May 2022

UK-based Optical Surfaces has been selected by the Gérard Mourou Center for Ultrafast Optical Science (CUOS) at the University of Michigan (USA) to provide beam expander optics for its zettawatt-equivalent ultrashort pulse laser system

09 May 2022

Marisa Edmund has established the Advancing Women in Optics Scholarship at the University of Arizona


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Sapphire fibre sensor opens up extreme temp monitoring

27 April 2022

Scientists at Oxford University have developed a sensor made of a sapphire optical fibre able to tolerate extreme temperatures

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Ligentec opens PIC research centre in France

27 April 2022

Ligentec France will act as an R&D centre to expand and add functionality to its silicon nitride photonic integrated circuit technology

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Ayar Labs raises $130m for silicon photonics optical I/O

27 April 2022

The $130 million of investment will be used to drive the commercialisation of its optical I/O solution for new computing architectures

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SI Stuttgart Instruments wins innovation prize at Laser Munich

26 April 2022

The winners of the six innovation award categories were also announced

Dr Peter Leibinger, CTO of Trumpf, speaking at the World of Quantum forum at Laser World of Photonics. Credit: Matthew Dale

Quantum race will be long: Peter Leibinger in Munich

26 April 2022

Dr Peter Leibinger, CTO of Trumpf, has called for a joined-up strategy on quantum technologies on the first day of Laser World of Photonics in Munich

Photonic chips can overcome the expected limit to Moore’s Law and will help tackle energy sustainability issues. (Image: PhotonDelta)

Dutch photonic chip ecosystem PhotonDelta secures €1.1bn funding

20 April 2022

The funding will be used to invest in photonic startups and scaleups, expand production and research, attract and train talent, drive adoption, and develop a world-class design library

Nanoscribe won the 2019 Innovation Award (credit: Messe Munchen GmbH)

Finalists for Laser Munich Innovation Award announced

08 April 2022

15 finalists have been selected by a panel of expert judges for the award, which will be presented at Laser World of Photonics later this month

Artistic representation of a neural network containing optically-interconnected Mach-Zehnder interferometers. The interferometer is the main component of the quantum memristor. (Credit: Equinox Graphics, University of Vienna)

Accelerating artificial neurons with photonic circuits

05 April 2022

Physicists at the University of Vienna have demonstrated a new device, called a quantum memristor, which may allow scientists to combine AI and quantum computing, in order to unlock unprecedented capabilities for research.

Chromacity partners with Tematys

05 April 2022

The new partnership will see Tematys align the technological sourcing requirements of French organisations with the capabilities of Chromacity’s ultrafast lasers

The plasma-based Spatial ALD system operates with rotation and can precisely coat even complex-shaped optics. (Image: LZH)

New ALD system can precisely coat complex-shaped optics

04 April 2022

The system achieves higher deposition rates than previously possible, and could apply to the automotive lighting or VR/AR sectors

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Tests validate anti-bacterial effectiveness of UVC LEDs

22 March 2022

Researchers at Guangzhou Institute of Microbiology have shown that UVC LEDs from Bolb achieve a 99.95 per cent kill rate for airborne viruses and bacteria

Luna acquires €20m LIOS sensing business from NKT

14 March 2022

NKT Photonics has divested its LIOS sensing business to the American company Luna Innovations Incorporated for €20m