Education and industry-academia links key to photonics growth in Israel

12 March 2019

Professor Abraham Katzir, a conference chair of the upcoming Optical Engineering and Science in Israel (OASIS) conference on 1-2 April, outlines the country's photonics industry

Laser used to remove graffiti in Florence

12 March 2019

Volunteers in Florence, Italy, are using an infrared fibre laser donated by Italian laser group El.En to erase graffiti on the Ponte Vecchio stone bridge over the Arno River.

Integrated photonics education kit to target skills shortage

06 March 2019

The toolkit is designed to bring integrated photonics into earlier stages of the science and engineering curriculum

Imec/KMLabs' industrial facility to probe lithography down to 8nm pitch

04 March 2019

Imec is partnering with KMLabs to establish a real-time functional imaging and interference lithography laboratory, to enable imaging in resist on 300mm wafers down to an 8nm pitch

Engineers – let us know what’s bothering you!

26 February 2019

Electro Optics is searching for engineers and photonics professionals to share their challenges and experiences in the pages of its magazine

Spectroscopy used to characterise microplastics

26 February 2019

Scientists are using spectroscopy to characterise microplastics in the environment and determine the major sources of microplastic pollution in Danish wastewater and rainwater systems

New EU-funded project to tackle food waste

26 February 2019

FoodPackLab is using photonics to reduce food waste and increase its safety. Sabine Runge, from photonics cluster Secpho, a project partner, details how these challenges will be met

Trumpf informs customers of Brexit measures

26 February 2019

As the UK’s withdrawal from the EU on 29 March fast approaches, laser giant Trumpf has sent a letter to its customers updating them on the critical topics that may affect the company

Horizon 2020 project to make ultrafast laser processing hundred-times faster

26 February 2019

A new €4.7 million Horizon 2020 project aims to make material processing with ultrafast lasers up to a hundred times faster over the next three years

US-UK-Australia funding to improve global gravitational wave network

20 February 2019

A global network of gravitational wave observatories will be upgraded to almost double its sensitivity, the lead science funding agencies of the United Kingdom and United States announced today.

Prism Awards honour photonic innovations at Photonics West 2019

14 February 2019

The 2019 Prism Awards have been won an automotive lidar system, a head-mounted display for augmented reality, a tuneable industrial fibre laser, and a cloud-based Raman spectrometer

Laser treatment for prostate cancer wins 2019 SPIE Startup Challenge

14 February 2019

The 9th annual SPIE Startup Challenge recognised a company aiming to shift prostate-cancer treatment from an invasive surgical procedure to a brief, office-based visit, as the winner of its top award at SPIE Photonics West