£6.1m project to create silicon optical integrated circuits

09 November 2020

The Quantum Dots on Silicon (QUDOS) programme will investigate new ways of integrating all the parts that are needed for high capacity optical communications and signal processing on a single silicon chip

ASML campus in Veldhoven

ASML completes acquisition of Berliner Glas

03 November 2020

The chip manufacturing giant announced plans to acquire Berliner Glas Group, including all subsidiaries, in July

Trumpf headquarters in Ditzingen, Germany

Trumpf reports fall in sales revenues

15 October 2020

The group's sales revenues fell by 8 per cent, and its order intake by 11 per cent

The laser operates in fundamental mode with beam quality M2 < 1.05 for both beams. The beam shape is recorded at the output of the oscillator (magnified image of the output coupler) on a WinCamD-LCM-NE 1” beam profiler at the nominal operation point of the laser with 3.7 A pump current, approx. 7.8 W total pump power and 440 mW average output power from each comb.

Single laser emits high-power dual comb femtosecond pulses

15 October 2020

The new development paves the way for portable dual-comb light sources for applications such as spectroscopy and precision distance measurement

EnPro Industries to acquire Alluxa for $255m

13 October 2020

The purchase will bolster EnPro's existing thin-film product offering in the industrial technology, life sciences, and semiconductor markets

MicroLEDs are expected to be the next big display technology

Aledia raises €80m for microLED displays

12 October 2020

The company, a spin-out from CEA-Leti, is set to build a 52,000 square metre microLED manufacturing facility with the funds

Pixapp's grating coupling package

Two prototype PIC packaging platforms launched by EU pilot line

08 October 2020

Pixapp, the EU-funded photonic integrated circuit (PIC) assembly and packaging pilot line, has introduced two new prototype packaging platforms to enable the early-stage testing and evaluation of integrated photonic devices

Omega and Artemis leaders 

Omega Optical acquired by Artemis

15 September 2020

Omega Optical, a manufacturer of precision optical filters and coatings, has been acquired by Artemis Capital Partners, a Boston-based private equity firm that partners with industrial technology companies

Scanlab headquarters, Puchheim near Munich, Germany


Scanlab buys stake in Holo/or

07 September 2020

Laser scan system manufacturer Scanlab is purchasing a 25 per cent stake in Holo/or through its parent company, TechInvest Holding

PhotoniCare raises $7.2 million for OCT middle ear imaging

04 September 2020

PhotoniCare, a developer of OCT devices for diagnosing and monitoring middle ear infections, has announced an oversubscribed $5.2 million Series A financing round

Luminar's Iris lidar system

Luminar to be listed on Nasdaq through merger with Gores Metropoulo

03 September 2020

Lidar firm Luminar is set to become a publicly traded company through a merger with Gores Metropoulos.

A hollow-core optical fibre. Credit: Malak Galal, Fan Yang, Flavien Gyger, Luc Thévenaz/EPFL

EPFL team develop way to amplify light in hollow-core optical fibres

12 August 2020

'Our technology can be applied to any type of light, from infrared to ultraviolet, and to any gas,' the researchers said.