13 April 2017

The European Commission has confirmed that it is fully committed to the fast deployment of self-driving technologies in Europe

11 April 2017

At this years’ Photonics Public Private Partnership (PPP) annual meeting, speakers discussed the organisation’s continued growth and its current placement to be able to fulfil investment pledges ahead of Horizon 2020

11 April 2017

Next Scan Technology, a supplier of scanner systems for ultra-short pulsed lasers, has been recognised for photonics entrepreneurship with the EPIC Phoenix Award

07 April 2017

Differences of opinion still exist when it comes to fair pay and promotion in optics and photonics fields, but job satisfaction remains high overall, according to the 2017 SPIE Optics and Photonics Global Salary Report. 

The report, the seventh compiled annually by SPIE, is the largest international study of the photonics industry.

06 April 2017

Fitting photovoltaic panels to semi-trailers could save up to 1,900 litres of fuel per year, according to a Fraunhofer study assessing the economic feasibility of PV in commercial vehicles

03 April 2017

Researchers from the Femto-ST Institute in France have developed an X-ray sensor that's small enough to fit inside the end of a micro-optical fibre

31 March 2017

For the first time, researchers have used optical resolution photoacoustic microscopy to observe the development of blood vessels in zebrafish embryos without using any labels or contrast agents

29 March 2017

The European Union is investing €15.5 million into the world’s first open access photonic integrated circuit assembly and packaging pilot line, it was announced at the Photonics21 annual general meeting

28 March 2017

The Fraunhofer Institute for Silicate Research ISC has accelerated a fabrication process that utilises two-photon polymerisation in the production of arbitrarily shaped micro-structures

28 March 2017

A five terawatt, 1kHz OPCPA-based laser system worth €4 million has been produced by a consortium led by Ekspla and Light Conversion

27 March 2017

To meet the increasing popularity of using mobile phone apps to pay for purchases, researchers from the University of Oxford in the UK have developed a method for transmitting quantum keys at a high enough data rate to ensure data security while compensating for moving hands.

The handheld device, which the researchers say could be miniaturised for use in a mobile device, will help ensure consumers’ personal financial information is safe from cyber-attacks.

24 March 2017

The photoacoustic imaging (PAI) market is expected to reach $240 million in 2022, driven by its translation into clinical applications, new analysis suggests