The lidar scanner works with the cameras, motion sensors, and frameworks in iPadOS to scan the scene.

Apple's new iPad features built-in lidar scanner

20 March 2020

Apple has said the scanner will provide 'cutting-edge depth-sensing capabilities' that have 'never before possible on any mobile device'

Covid-19; a message to our readers and commercial partners

17 March 2020

At a time where the need for effective communications is more important than ever, our publications will continue as normal

STEM equity is on the cards

27 February 2020

Daneet Steffens, public relations manager at SPIE, the international society for optics and photonics, details newly-launched initiatives aimed at advancing diversity

Coronavirus disrupts upcoming photonics events

26 February 2020

Light + Building and Laser World of Photonics China have been postponed, while LED Professional Symposium has been cancelled altogether

MicroLEDs key to enhancing AR, Photonics West panel concludes

26 February 2020

MicroLEDs are the ‘hot, new vital building blocks’ for augmented and mixed reality, attendees of SPIE’s AR VR MR conference heard in February

EPIC to tackle industry 'pain points' in 2020

22 February 2020

Finding investors and recruiting skilled staff are two key areas the European Photonics Industry Consortium (EPIC) will focus on this year, says Carlos Lee

UC Berkeley researchers extend perovskite spectral range with blue LED

19 February 2020

Scientists at the University of California (UC), Berkeley have created a blue light-emitting diode (LED).

Fast-track visa brings hope for jobs market after Brexit

16 February 2020

The UK government has announced a new fast-track visa scheme to increase Britain's STEM talent pool after Brexit

Far field pattern of UV-C laser projected onto a fluorescent screen (Image: Asahi Kasei Corp. and Nagoya University)

Scientists develop laser diode that emits 'world's shortest lasing wavelength'

14 February 2020

Scientists have designed a laser diode that emits what they say is the shortest-wavelength ultraviolet light achieved to-date, with potential applications in disinfection, dermatology, and the analysis of gas and DNA

Credit: SLD Laser

Laser lighting firm SLD Laser receives $50m investment

12 February 2020

TDK Ventures has invested $50 million in SLD Laser, a leader in the commercialisation of visible laser light sources

Credit: Fraunhofer ILT 

Laser-drilled filter separates microplastics in water

10 February 2020

The filter, which can sieve particles as small as 10 micrometres, is made using ultrafast lasers

Cailabs & Alphanov to develop ultrafast processes with beam shaping technology

22 January 2020

French light shaping firm Cailabs has announced a partnership with Alphanov, a pulsed laser technology centre, to develop ultrafast laser processes