22 February 2017

UK photonic component manufacturer Gooch & Housego has acquired US firm StingRay Optics

17 February 2017

A European collaboration featuring multiple universities, companies and research institutes is developing a wearable obstacle-detection system based on autonomous vehicle technology that could assist the visually impaired

17 February 2017

TetraVue has become the latest start-up hoping to enter the autonomous vehicle market after raising $10 million in investment

17 February 2017

The Laser Zentrum Hannover (LZH), has set up a German-based optogenetics research network to explore the potentials of light-controllable biomolecules and the latest light technology, enabling the development of new biomedical treatments

16 February 2017

IPG Photonics has reported annual sales exceeding $1 billion in 2016, an increase of 12 per cent year-over-year

13 February 2017

Physicists at Heriot-Watt University and the Universities of Bath and Edinburgh in the UK have broadened the potential applications of time-stretch spectroscopy

13 February 2017

UK optical fibre manufacturer Fibercore has been sold by HIG Capital to Humanetics Innovative Solutions, a portfolio company of Golden Gate Capital

09 February 2017

Laser-activated gene therapy nanodevices developed by Harvard University spin-off Cellino Biotech came first place in the 2017 SPIE Startup Challenge, held at SPIE Photonics West in San Francisco at the start of the month

08 February 2017

Nine new products providing valuable new capabilities in detecting disease, assessing water or food quality, and enabling advanced precision manufacturing have been named winners of the 2017 Prism Awards for Photonics Innovation

03 February 2017

Nanoscribe has developed a one-step 3D printing system capable of producing a broad range of micro-optical components

03 February 2017

The winner of Ocean Optics’ 2017 Young Investigator Award has been announced at SPIE BIOS/Photonics West this week in San Francisco

01 February 2017

On 31 January, leaders of SPIE, the international society for optics and photonics, wrote a letter to United States President Donald Trump addressing the executive order banning travellers from seven Muslim-majority countries. Although currently suspended, the ban resulted in several scientists - including conference speakers - not being able to attend Photonics West