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LBP Optics acquires Symons Mirror Technology

05 September 2019

British Optics manufacturer LBP Optics is has purchased UK-based Symons Mirror Technology (SMT), a diamond machining company

European Photonics Industry Consortium (EPIC) partners with virtual reality association

03 September 2019

The agreement between EPIC and the VR/AR Association (VRARA) aims to strengthen both the photonics and augmented/virtual reality industries

SPIE launches $2.5m educational-funding initiative

16 August 2019

The SPIE Endowment Matching Programme will enhance educational capacity in optics and photonics

Thorlabs acquires Raman spectroscopy company

13 August 2019

Coda Devices is a manufacturer of laboratory and portable Raman spectrometers used for non-destructive chemical analysis

UK-India laser programme to target global challenges

12 August 2019

The UK and India will collaborate under a new programme to develop laser technologies for economic and societal impact

Horizon 2020 projects show five-fold leverage on EU investment

12 August 2019

According to a new report, European photonics PPP projects funded under Horizon 2020 have shown five-fold leverage on the money invested by the EU

Terahertz technique to identify sub-surface damage in wood

09 August 2019

The method could catch insect infestation at early stages, helping to prevent further damage to trees and forests

China competition impacts revenues of Coherent, IPG

09 August 2019

Coherent's revenues drop 30 per cent year-on-year, while IPG’s decrease by 12 per cent

Schematic of how an electrode-based ultrasound skin patch would function. (Image: Carnegie Mellon University College of Engineering)

Non-invasive ultrasound technique could provide endoscopy alternative

01 August 2019

Researchers have developed a novel ultrasound technique that enables optical images to be taken through biological tissue to image organs within the body

Photonics firms contribute to space projects

31 July 2019

Multiple Photonics firms made announcements in July revealing their collaboration with three different space missions

Ning Wang, the study’s lead author, and Professor Mona Jarrahi working on the terahertz detector setup. (Image: UCLA Engineering)

New terahertz detector could observe galaxies in unprecedented detail

17 July 2019

Researchers have developed an ultra-sensitive light-detecting system that could enable astronomers to view galaxies, stars and planetary systems in unprecedented detail

Iris: Luminar’s perception platform for series production vehicles (Image: Business Wire)

Luminar to launch sub-$1,000 lidar platform on production vehicles in 2022

17 July 2019

The firm claims that Iris is the first sensing platform to exceed the essential requirements needed to deliver level three and level four autonomy to consumers

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