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29 September 2022

The Photonics100 list of our industry's most innovative people has extended its deadlines for nominations until midnight (GMT) on Thursday, 6 October. Vote now to make sure your R&D heroes are included!

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A lidar-created scene at night. Credit: Volvo Cars

07 October 2022

Lidar can reduce accidents with severe outcomes by up to 20 per cent, and overall crash avoidance can be improved by up to nine per cent, Volvo says

Credit: MAGNIFIER, shutterstock

06 October 2022

The project demonstrated a transmission speed in free-space of up to one terabit per second (equal to 1,000 gigabits per second) on a single wavelength and over a distance of 53 kilometres

Credit: PastryShop/Shutterstock

06 October 2022

The foundry will be operational around late 2023

06 October 2022

The operation will bring ECA Group and iXblue together to advance the fields of robotics, maritime, navigation, aerospace and photonics

Gentle high-temperature crystallisation: Fraunhofer ILT, together with Fraunhofer ISIT and IST, has developed a selective, laser-based crystallisation process for the manufacture of MEMS sensor units directly on active circuits. (Image: Fraunhofer ILT)

03 October 2022

Researchers are using laser-based crystallisation to eliminate the need for wires and solder joints in the monolithic integration of MEMS sensors

For the experiment, the holographic images were visualised using an optical path consisting of a continuum laser, iris, lens, the sample and an optical screen. Credit: Qi Dai, Wuhan University

30 September 2022

The three-channel device could be used as an anticounterfeiting measure or offer a new way to securely deliver encrypted information

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To image the plane engine, the researchers used a 7m-diameter optical mounting frame (red) located just 3 m from the exit nozzle of the engine. The testing facility is at the Instituto Nacional de Tecnica Aeroespacial (INTA) in Madrid. Credit: Gordon Humphries, University of Strathclyde

Infrared imaging captures plane carbon emissions

30 September 2022

The technology could help accelerate turbine combustion research

EPIC’s Antonio Raspa presenting at the Italian Stock Exchange

First photonics exchange-traded fund launches

29 September 2022

The fund will track the Solactive EPIC Optical Technology & Photonics Index

Teams of up to 15 workers will be replaced by just two drone operatives. Credit: Scottish Water

Lidar-equipped drones to survey Scottish sewers

29 September 2022

Lidar will cut the cost of repairs and maintenance, reduce the risk of flooding and pollution, improve the utility’s ability to target investment, and enhance workers’ safety.

Photonics100 nominations extended until 6 October

29 September 2022

The Photonics100 list of our industry's most innovative people has extended its deadlines for nominations until midnight (GMT) on Thursday, 6 October. Vote now to make sure your R&D heroes are included!

Ultrafast laser scientist wins 'Swiss Nobel Prize'

14 September 2022

Ursula Keller invented semiconductor saturable absorber mirror (SESAM) technology

The electric vehicle (EV) market is driving demand for SiC-based power electronics. Credit: II‐VI 

II‐VI to supply Infineon with 150mm silicon substrates

14 September 2022

The skyrocketing growth of the electric vehicle (EV) market is driving demand for SiC-based power electronics

Local politicians broke ground with Jenoptik executive board members and other staff members. Credit:Benjamin Jehne 

Construction begins on Jenoptik's €70m fab

09 September 2022

The fab will manufacture micro-optics and sensors

A demonstration of how the chip spectrometer could work within an applicance. Credit: MantiSpectra

Chip spectrometer start-up partners with home appliance manufacturer

07 September 2022

MantiSpectra, a deep tech spin-off of Eindhoven University of Technology, has recently developed ChipSense

Scintil CEO Sylvie Menezo

Scintil Photonics brings total raised to €19m

06 September 2022

The funds will enable fabless silicon photonics company to expand global sourcing and accelerate market deployment in Americas and Asia-Pacific

Marisa Edmund succeeds Robert Edmund as chairman

22 August 2022

Marisa has more than 25 years of experience in the photonics industry with Edmund Optics

Micledi's microLED arrays (Blue GaN, 3um pixel pitch) for polychromatic QD integration. Credit: Micledi and QustomDot

MicroLEDs for AR glasses get development boost

18 August 2022

QustomDot and Micledi Microdisplays are jointly developing a full-colour microLED integration in polychromatic pixel arrays.

The technologies include two substrates of ultra-wide bandgap semiconductors, as well as electronic computer-aided design software for the development of complex integrated circuits. (Image: Shutterstock/sdecoret)

New US export controls on semiconductor technologies

17 August 2022

The technologies include two substrates of ultra-wide bandgap semiconductors, as well as electronic computer-aided design software for the development of complex integrated circuits

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