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Gabriella Gardosi, Aston Institute of Photonic Technologies, Aston University

31 January 2023

Gabriella Gardosi, a research associate at Aston Institute of Photonic Technologies and a Photonics100 honoree, is presenting her work at this year's Photonics West

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A Photonics West 2023 executive panel agreed that 2023 remains a difficult year

01 February 2023

A Photonics West 2023 executive panel agreed that 2023 remains a difficult year

L-R: Dr Wilhelm Kaenders, founder and member of the executive board of Toptica Photonics AG; Dr Nicholas Traynor, founder and president of Azurlight Systems, who will become president of Toptica Photonics SAS; and Dr Juergen Stuhler, vice-president quantum technologies at Toptica Photonics AG, who will become General Manager of Toptica Photonics SAS. Image: Toptica Photonics AG

31 January 2023

Toptica Photonics, the German laser manufacturer, has acquired French fibre laser technology company, Azurlight Systems.

Lieven Penninck, CEO, PlanOpSim NV

31 January 2023

Dr Lieven Penninck, the CEO of PlanOpSim NV and a Photonics100 honoree, is presenting at this year's Photonics West

Dr Laura Gemini, ALPhANOV

31 January 2023

Dr Laura Gemini, group manager, nanoscale laser processing & health applications at ALPhANOV, and a Photonics100 honoree, is a presenter at this year's Photonics West

Gabriella Gardosi, Aston Institute of Photonic Technologies, Aston University

31 January 2023

Gabriella Gardosi, a research associate at Aston Institute of Photonic Technologies and a Photonics100 honoree, is presenting her work at this year's Photonics West

The expert panel at BIOS Expo share the secrets of success for photonics startups in the healthcare sector

30 January 2023

Startups are the lifeblood of the healthcare sector, but must navigate a complex landscape of prototyping, partnerships, funding and regulation. Here is expert perspective from four founders and investors at BIOS Expo at Photonics West on how they have improved outcomes for their businesses and how it can help yours.

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Frank Smyth, CTO, Pilot Photonics

The Photonics100 at Photonics West: Frank Smyth Q&A

30 January 2023

Pilot Photonics CTO and Photonics100 honoree Frank Smyth is one of the presenters on this year's Photonics West conference schedule

Members of a BIOS panel discussion agreed that AI could be a solution to processing the exceptional amounts of data produced by photonics-enabled wearable point of care devices, but not without its own challenges.

Photonics West: AI could analyse data produced by wearables

30 January 2023

Handling and interpreting the data produced by multi-sensor wearable devices presents a formidable challenge to the healthcare sector

Live-streamed volumetric video technology will enable 3D holographic images of people, objects and environments to be beamed into the metaverse

Accenture invests in volumetric imaging to enhance Metaverse experience

27 January 2023

Live-streamed volumetric video technology will enable 3D holographic images of people, objects and environments to be beamed into the metaverse

OSK claims itself to be the first US-based commercial company to launch a fleet of persistent space-based satellite platforms equipped with best-in-class hyperspectral sensors (Image: Nvidia)

Satellites to monitor gas pipelines for leaks using hyperspectral imaging

27 January 2023

The technology will help the oil & gas industry meet its compliance and regulatory obligations, as well as help transition towards more sustainable operations

More than 1,200 exhibitors will be on the show floor this year, with more than 4,500 technical presentation taking place in tandem. (Image: SPIE)

Key conference themes to expect at Photonics West 2023

25 January 2023

Electro Optics shares the main events and themes on its radar at this year's show in San Francisco

Researchers have been able to compensate for the disturbance entagled photons experience during propagation through a scattering layer and restore entanglement at the output

Solved entanglement challenge boosts quantum imaging tech

23 January 2023

Researchers may have solved a key challenge of entanglement that could advance the development of quantum-enhanced imaging technologies

The FABulous Project (FABrication of 3D metasurfaces to enable the next generation of high efficiency optical products) is an initiative led by Aimen in Spain.

Project seeks to revolutionise 3D metasurface fabrication

20 January 2023

The high-resolution metasurfaces will be capable of manipulating light with unprecedented flexibility and enable the design and manufacture of smaller, lighter photonic systems

EOS SAT-1 will deliver valuable information for harvest monitoring, application mapping, seasonal planning and assessments that analyse information such as soil moisture, yield prediction and biomass levels (Image: Dragonfly Aerospace)

Satellite constellation to support sustainable agriculture

18 January 2023

EOS SAT will deliver valuable information for harvest monitoring, seasonal planning and assessments of soil moisture, yield prediction and biomass levels

(a) FAST’s optical geometry (b) Automated optical inspection of FAST (c) Illustration of surface defects (dent and hole) (d) Results of defect detection. (Image: Li et al.)

Drones to automate inspection of Chinese radio telescope

17 January 2023

Drones equipped with high-resolution RGB cameras and deep-learning techniques are searching for defects on the Chinese FAST telescope

By using a Ti:Sapphire and mid-infrared free-electron laser to structure silicon, scientists have demonstrated how laser induced periodic surface structures (LIPSS) vary depending on the laser properties. (Image: Reina Miyagawa of Nagoya Institute of Technology)

Laser structuring offers lithography alternative in transistor production

17 January 2023

LIPSS have been earmarked as a novel and prospective alternative to expensive lithography processes for the fabrication of nanostructured surfaces in optoelectronic device production

The new camera is easily configurable and could have applications in analysing combustion phenomena, detecting hazardous gases and characterising semiconductor materials (Image: INRS)

Ultrafast single-pixel camera unlocks non-visible applications

16 January 2023

The new camera could have applications in analysing combustion phenomena, detecting hazardous gases and semiconductor inspection

When connected to a laser beam, the new thin-film circuit produces finely tailorable terahertz-frequency waves. The device opens up a world of potential applications in optics, imaging and telecommunications. (Image: EPFL)

Integrated photonic circuits could help close the 'terahertz gap'

13 January 2023

The chips show promise for a whole host of applications in optics, spectroscopy, imaging and telecommunications

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