Prototype of the UVC LED irradiation system with 118 LEDs. The inset shows a detail of the LED array (©FBH/P. Immerz)

UV sterilisation device being tested for use on human skin

27 May 2020

An LED irradiation system has been developed at the Ferdinand-Braun-Institut in Berlin that aims to kill microorganisms with ultra-short wave UV light. The researchers anticipate that the UV light emitted from their device will not be harmful to human skin

A simulation used by the researchers to help determine the impact of spatter in LPBF. (Image: LLNL)

Researchers devise method to reduce defects in metal 3D printing

27 May 2020

Researchers at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory have developed a method for reducing – or even eliminating – defects in metal parts built via laser powder bed fusion (LPBF)

Laser World of Photonics China to go ahead in July, organisers confirm

27 May 2020

Laser World of Photonics China, including the machine vision technology and application conference, is to go ahead from 3 to 5 July in Shanghai

Firm promotes use of lidar for social distancing

15 May 2020

Quanergy Systems, a provider of lidar sensors and software, has expanded a range of products the firm says could help support social distancing to help businesses and public services return to normal

Luminar's lidar solution will integrate seamlessly into the roof of Volvo's future cars. (Image: Luminar)

Luminar lidar technology to feature in Volvo cars from 2022

12 May 2020

The lidar will be seamlessly integrated into the roof of Volvo's SPA 2 modular vehicle architecture

Survey shows UK photonics manufacturers still largely productive

12 May 2020

Initial results of a survey conducted by the Photonics Leadership Group (PLG) show that 85 per cent of UK manufacturing organisations have been able to continue production during the coronavirus pandemic

Credit: Arianna M. Charbon, Kazuhiro Morimoto, Edoardo Charbon

Single photon counting camera could advance AR and lidar

12 May 2020

Researchers have developed a megapixel photon-counting camera based on image sensor technology that uses single-photon avalanche diodes (SPADs)

New phase noise filter could enable cheaper compact lasers

12 May 2020

New filter chips developed at the University of Pennsylvania could enable high-quality lasers at a fraction of their current size and cost

Silicon nitride photonic chips used for frequency comb and photonic microwave generation. Credit: Junqiu Liu, Jijun He (EPFL).

Team demonstrates photonic microwave generation using on-chip optical frequency combs

22 April 2020

These microwave signals, as well as their optical carriers, could be used in radars, satellite communications and future 5G wireless networks

Benno Oderkerk, president of EPIC (right) welcomes Basil Garabet to the EPIC board of directors

Basil Garabet of NKT Photonics joins EPIC board of directors

22 April 2020

Basil holds an MSc in Lasers and Their Applications and has extensive 37 year international management experience from leading positions in the photonics industry

‘You can never predict success or failure, but if you don’t grab opportunities, you may have regrets’

14 April 2020

EPIC director general Carlos Lee talks with Dominique Bérard, executive VP of Laser Systems and Solutions of Europe (Lasse)

EU-funded nanophotonic ‘saliva test’ to detect coronavirus within minutes

07 April 2020

European scientists are developing a laser sensor that detects coronavirus at the earliest point of infection from a saliva or nasal swab within minutes