25 May 2018

On 21 May, NASA launched an instrument that will create what could be the coldest spot in the universe, to allow scientists to study quantum phenomena more effectively, and in turn enable more effective quantum devices such as interferometers and computers

21 May 2018

Between 2017 and 2023, the global lidar systems market for automotive applications will grow from $726 million to $5 billion, achieving a CAGR of 43 per cent, according to a new report by Yole Développement

21 May 2018

UK photonics manufacturing remains a largely hidden industry despite contributing £12.9 billion per year to the economy and underpinning most of the products and services that we all use on a daily basis, a report remarks.

15 May 2018

On Semiconductor has acquired SensL Technologies, a producer of silicon photomultipliers, single photon avalanche diodes, and lidar sensing products

11 May 2018

Tool installation has begun on schedule at AIM Photonics Test, Assembly and Packaging (TAP) facility in Rochester, which is expected to open to early customers in the 3rd quarter of 2018

10 May 2018

French research institute Leti is partnering with UCLA spin-off Cellmic, in order to help accelerate the market adoption of the firm's lens-free on-chip diagnostic technology, which it plans to incorporate into pocket-sized devices

09 May 2018

Researchers in Austria have tested a pair of implantable hearing devices based on fibre optic technology. The technology is based on completely contact-free fibre-optic technology, which senses the tiniest ossicle movements and uses them to stimulate the acoustic nerves

03 May 2018

Coherent has made its first investment in the metal additive manufacturing market, with the acquisition of OR Laser, a German-based firm that has developed an affordable 3D metal printer designed for SMEs

03 May 2018

A Harvard Research team led by Nobel laureate Eric Betzig has developed a microscope that combines lattice light-sheet microscopy with adaptive optics to capture 3D images and videos of cells inside living organisms in high resolution

03 May 2018

Business leaders and researchers have released an industry compendium to inform commercial and political decision-makers about the potential of diverse types of particle accelerators and their applications, as well as their benefits in the fields of health, security and safety

01 May 2018

The Optical Society (OSA) has announced the OSA Diversity and Inclusion Advocacy Recognition, which serves to acknowledge OSA members, companies or organisations that demonstrate efforts to foster greater appreciation, advancement and celebration of diversity and inclusivity

26 April 2018

BMW has selected a solid-state lidar solution from Israeli company Innoviz Technologies for series production of its autonomous vehicles, starting in 2021