UK representative for Messe Stuttgart

26 April 2007

Prime Events Solutions is to be the UK representative for Messe Stuttgart Exhibitions, in order to build the UK presence of Messe Stuttgart events.

Aerosol imaging helps predict climate change

23 April 2007

Nasa is to use a device from Hind Instruments to measure the polarisation of light, providing key information on the effect of aerosols in the atmosphere, ultimately helping to predict global climate change

US exhibition to examine the fabrication of optics

23 April 2007

US exhibition and conference Optifab is to take place on May 14-17 at the Rochester Riverside Convention, and will focus on the manufacturing of optical components.

Recent patents

23 April 2007

The latest patents include highly refractive materials suitable for the manufacturing of optics for high-brightness LEDS; and a new pigment that will provide cheaper and greener laser marking.

Photonics conference to include manufacturing workshops

23 April 2007

Laser 2007. World of Photonics trade show is set to include nine workshops focussing on the practical application of laser technology, organisers have announced.

Spectrometers contribute to green revolution

20 April 2007

Aspectrics' encoded photometric near infrared (EP-NIR) spectrometers have found a use in measuring the composition of biodiesel blends - the new 'green' fuel that is rapidly gaining popularity.

Rofin-Sinar acquires Corelase

10 April 2007

Rofin-Sinar Technologies has acquired Finnish company Corelase Oy in a cash transaction. The move will provide Rofin-Sinar with expertise in semiconductors, optics and fibre technology

Onefive appoints Japanese distributor

10 April 2007

Onefive, producer of femtosecond, picosecond and tuneable lasers has appointed M Square, based in Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, as the distributor of its products in Japan

DLP projector that can fit on your fingertips

02 April 2007

Texas Instruments demonstrated a prototype of a DLP (digital light processing) projector small enough to fit on your fingertips at the 2007 CTIA Wireless convention this March.

Quantum cascade lasers help fight against terrorism

02 April 2007

The Pacific Northwest National Laboratory has developed a method of detecting nerve gas using quantum cascade lasers that could detect one small droplet in the volume of two Olympic swimming pools.

Jenoptik opens new Israel sales office

02 April 2007

Jenoptik opened a sales office in Nes Ziona, Israel this March. Jenoptik currently supplies semiconductor manufacturers and the print machine industry with optical components and systems.

Latest photonics appointments

02 April 2007

A summary of the latest appointments in the photonics world.