News

Technical programme for Lasys 2008 announced

07 December 2007

A new trade fair, Lasys 2008, has been established to focus on the use of laser systems in materials processing. The trade fair will be held at the New Stuttgart Trade Fair Centre on 4-6 March 2008.

Photonics people

07 December 2007

Rofin-Baasel has appointed new sales representatives; Ocean Optics has appointed a new optical research scientist; and Aculight has selected its new vice president of research and development.

SPIE Defense and Security event to attract high-profile speaker

07 December 2007

The SPIE Defense and Security event, which will take place on 16-20 March, 2008, is expected to attract more than 5,300 attendees and 450 exhibitors.

Global distributor for sensors and fibre optics

07 December 2007

Optek Technology has selected NRC Electronics as a global distributor of its complete product offering.

Deformable mirror to correct distorted images of the universe

07 December 2007

Cilas has delivered a deformable mirror to the European Southern Observatory (ESO) to help correct distortions to its telescopic images caused by turbulence in the Earth's atmosphere.

LED to indicate the severity of F1 crashes

30 November 2007

A Marl LED is to be fitted to all Formula One cars as the warning light in a mandatory crash severity indication system, which alerts medical rescue crews to the seriousness of an accident.

News in brief

30 November 2007

nLight has closed its acquisition of Liekki; Cobolt moves to new facility in Stockholm; and Andor adopts new environmentally-friendly initiatives.

Extended Chinese facility for GSI

12 November 2007

GSI Group has extended its new laser manufacturing facility in Suzhou, China, which will now produce the entire JK series of solid-state lasers.

Research agreement to improve flat panel displays

12 November 2007

Powerlase has established a new research partnership with Centre for Advanced Science and Innovation (CASI) at Osaka University to produce new thin film patterning techniques for flat panel display manufacture.

Ocean Optics establishes new European operation

12 November 2007

Ocean Optics has established a new regional centre in Ostfildern, Germany, to provide closer support to customers in Western and Eastern Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

Photonics people

12 November 2007

Intense has appointed three new business development executives; DataLase has appointed a new European sales manager; and Dialight Lumidrives has appointed a new sales manager and design engineer.

High-res cameras find three planets

12 November 2007

High-resolution cameras have helped a British and Irish team of astronomers to discover three new planets. The cameras captured information about the size, mass and composition of the planet.

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