13 July 2017

The UK’s Optoelectronics Research Centre (ORC) at the University of Southampton is set to receive £4.8 million to support the centre’s silicon photonics research

12 July 2017

Researchers have developed new 2D nanostructured surfaces using nano-engineering that reflect light in such a way that they appear three-dimensional

11 July 2017

European scientists have developed a handheld scanner that can diagnose the early signs of cardiovascular disease at the click of a button

11 July 2017

This year’s Laser World of Photonics trade fair in Munich played host to a record 1,293 exhibitors and over 32,000 trade visitors from 90 countries, which equates to an increase of 5.4 per cent on the previous event

10 July 2017

Cobalt Light Systems, a provider of Raman spectroscopic instruments, has been acquired by Agilent Technologies

10 July 2017

NKT Photonics has entered into an agreement to acquire Onefive, an ultrafast laser manufacturer headquartered in Zurich, Switzerland

10 July 2017

Researchers have developed a new antireflection film that makes it easier to read mobile phone and tablet screens in direct sunlight. Inspired by the nanostructures found on moth eyes, the new film is also scratch resistant, self-cleaning and could be used on flexible displays

10 July 2017

The UK photonics sector is growing at twice the speed of the rest of the UK economy, according to new research carried out by the Knowledge Transfer Network (KTN) and the Photonics Leadership Group (PLG)

30 June 2017

Bio-sensing firm Continuse Biometrics has won a startup award at the photonics trade fair Laser World of Photonics in Munich

29 June 2017

Ken Hanson, a medical imaging research scientist at Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL), and Brian Lula, president of Physik Instrumente USA, have been selected as this year’s recipients of two top awards from SPIE

19 June 2017

Fibre laser expert IPG Photonics has signed an agreement to acquire laser system manufacturer Innovative Laser Technologies for $40 million

16 June 2017

LIG Nanowise, a Manchester, UK-based nanotechnology start up has announced the commercial release of a as super-resolution microsphere amplified lens (SMAL), which the developers say is a 'world first in microscopy'. The new lens allows scientists to carry out super resolution imaging down to 70nm using a standard white light microscope