Laser processing ups efficiency of optoelectronic devices

23 April 2019

Scientists have developed a laser processing technique capable of reducing defects in optical materials

X-ray glow from massive cluster of galaxies captured by ESA’s XMM-Newton space observatory. Credit: ESA/XMM-Newton (X-rays); CFHT-LS (optical); XXL Survey

Stargazing optics to spot cancer early

17 April 2019

Two research projects based on photonics have begun that could lead to early detection and better treatment of cancer

Micro-scaffolds printed by Microlight3D's two-photon polymerisation

Microlight3D acquires microprinting company

17 April 2019

Microlight3D, a manufacturer of 3D microprinting systems, has bought French firm Smart Force Technologies to extend its product portfolio to include 2D microprinting

Coherent CEO John Ambroseo announces retirement

16 April 2019

John Ambroseo has announced that he will retire as CEO of laser manufacturer Coherent by April 2021, after nearly 17 years in the position

Bill Gates funded startup unveils new lidar technology

15 April 2019

Lumotive, a technology start-up funded by Microsoft founder Bill Gates, has introduced a disruptive beam-steering technology that it claims will significantly improve the performance, reliability and cost of lidar systems

John D’Ambrosia, chairman of Ethernet Alliance (left), and Carlos Lee, director general of EPIC, signing the MoU at EPIC's AGM in Glasgow

EPIC signs MoU with Ethernet Alliance to advance Ethernet tech

15 April 2019

The European Photonics Industry Consortium has signed a memorandum of understanding with the Ethernet Alliance, to cooperate on the endorsement of standards and technology roadmaps

Spectral sensing to build picture of natural disasters

10 April 2019

An Earth observation satellite containing a hyperspectral imager has been launched into Space in a five-year programme spearheaded by the Italian Space Agency

European microtechnology sector outlines Brexit fears

08 April 2019

Europe's microtechnology sector is concerned that Brexit impacts such as investment delays and higher levels of bureaucracy could affect businesses

Eureka Network announces funding round for international photonics research

04 April 2019

The Eureka Network in Photonics will fund international research and development projects with up to €2 million to produce industrial photonic technologies

Photonics roadmap highlights education needs

03 April 2019

Photonics must become a ‘pervasive discipline at all levels of education and professional training’ to meet Europe’s challenges, a new report states

Female engineers encouraged to partake in new role model initiative

02 April 2019

In March, a programme was launched to give women in STEM careers the opportunity to share their stories and serve as high-profile role models for school girls

Innoviz raises $132m, Ouster $62m, to accelerate lidar production

27 March 2019

Innoviz’s new funding total now amounts to $214 million, with a second closing of this round expected in the coming months, while Ouster’s total amounts to $89 million