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

Laser/imaging tech shows how Covid-19 is spread by talking

06 April 2020

Microdoplets released in conversation can drift through the air and contribute to spreading coronavirus, according to researchers from Toho University in Japan

H2020 project to develop supply chain for Alexandrite laser crystals

03 April 2020

A new EU project aims to increase the technology readiness level of European Alexandrite laser crystals for high-performance applications in space

Ansys buys photonics simulation firm Lumerical

02 April 2020

Lumerical, a photonics simulation company, has been acquired by global software giant Ansys

HP and partners mobilise 3D printing against Covid-19

26 March 2020

HP and its partners are using their 3D printing teams, technology and experience to help deliver critical medical parts in the ongoing effort against Covid-19.

II-VI increases capacity to meet molecular diagnostic testing requirements

24 March 2020

Specifically, the firm is doing so for those that underpin the polymerase chain reaction (PCR) testing platforms of its customers