New deal for Armstrong Optical

30 May 2007

Armstrong Optical has been appointed as the distributor of Optikos Corporation's products in the UK and Ireland. Armstrong will also investigate the European market for Optikos.

News in brief

23 May 2007

Cutting edge MEMS research, a £5m takeover, distributor news, and the renaming of a popular photodetector supplier

Laser Components strengthens its position in France

23 May 2007

German-based photonics company Laser Components has acquired the remaining shares of Optophotonics S.A, to strengthen its market position in France. The company will now be known as Laser Components S.A.S.

Acquisition of IR sensor manufacturer

23 May 2007

Illinois Tool Works (ITW) has acquired photonic component manufacturer Cal Sensors. The move will expand its product range with Cal Sensor's IR detectors and emitters.

High-tech optics protect us from asteroids

23 May 2007

A new observatory in Hawaii is using Technium Optic's components to scan the night sky for potentially threatening asteroids.

News in brief: speedy shipment, MEMS measurement and acquisition news

17 May 2007

The latest photonics news includes a 24-hour shipment program of photonics products, successful thermal measurement of MEMS devices and a lucrative acquisition.

Photonics brief news and appointments

15 May 2007

The latest photonics news includes a new 24-hour shipment program of popular metrology systems, huge orders for medical lasers, and appointments by Avo Photonics and Bookham.

Flexible fibre laser shapes beam to suit the application

08 May 2007

Researchers from the Fraunhofer Institute for Material and Beam Technology have developed a flexible fibre laser that is capable of hardening, cutting, and welding in industrial processes.

MEMS provides clearer view of living cells

08 May 2007

Scientists at the Universities of Boston and Oxford are using MEMS-based deformable mirrors to create images that delve deeper into living cells. The technique could have important applications in skin cancer and neurological research.

Coherent acquires Nuvonyx

04 May 2007

Coherent has recently acquired Nuvonyx, in a move that will significantly increase the power range of its lasers.

Scribing patent increases international portfolio

04 May 2007

New Wave Research is increasing its patent portfolio, which currently includes patents in China, Taiwan and the United States. It has recently received a patent from China for its scribing process.

Ophthalmology patients benefit from fibre lasers

04 May 2007

Ophthalmology patients will soon be able benefit from the greater accuracy and control of fibre lasers with Carl Zeiss Meditec's latest VisuMax system for Lasik eye surgery.