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

Nobel Prize winner Gérard Mourou. (Image: Messe München)

World of Photonics Congress attracts Nobel Prize winner and other renowned scientists

12 July 2019

Nobel Prize winner Gérard Mourou, gravitational physicist Carsten Danzmann, quantum physicist Anton Zeilinger and other renowned scientists gave lectures at the Congress

EPIC demonstrates strong presence at Laser World of Photonics

11 July 2019

The organisation hosted three events at the Munich biennial exhibition and had many of its 500 members either exhibiting or walking the halls at the show

Photonics21 asks for €1.4bn commitment from Horizon Europe

08 July 2019

Photonics21 has released a position statement saying the European photonics sector is ready to invest €100 billion in R&I if a photonics public-private partnership is launched for Horizon Europe funding

Photonics worth £13.5 billion to the UK economy

08 July 2019

The Photonics Leadership Group 2019 update shows the increasing value of light-based technology to UK economy

Rockley Photonics raises $52m in funding

05 July 2019

The silicon photonics company Rockley Photonics has received $52 million in funding from strategic partners

Ocean Optics, Rofin-Sinar UK announce rebrands

28 June 2019

At the Laser World of Photonics event in Munich, Ocean Optics and Rofin-Sinar UK announced rebrands in a bid to better reflect their companies and product offerings

Lumotive demonstrates first metamaterial beam steering chip

26 June 2019

Lumotive, the Bill Gates-funded lidar startup based in Seattle, has demonstrated its first beam steering IC for its solid-state automotive lidar systems

The Nanoscribe team were presented with the award by Jessica Rowbury, editor of Electro Optics

Nanoscribe wins Laser Munich award for microoptics printing

25 June 2019

Nanoscribe has won an innovation award at Laser World of Photonics for its Quantum X maskless lithography system, designed for industrial fabrication of refractive and diffractive microoptics

SPIE acquires Xmark Media to run Photonex UK tradeshow

21 June 2019

The organiser of Photonex, Xmark Media, has been bought by SPIE, the international society for optics and photonics

Photonics project targets under-representation of women in STEM

18 June 2019

A European project is targeting the underrepresentation of women in photonics, science and engineering fields through organising events in 10 countries across Europe