A metasurface made of arsenic trisulfide nanowires (yellow) transmit an incoming near-infrared frequency (red) as well as its third harmonic ultraviolet frequency (violet), which would normally be absorbed by the material. Image: Duke University 

Researchers find how to extend useable wavelength of chalcogenide glasses

11 October 2021

Chalcogenide glasses could now find a home in applications such as underwater communications, environmental monitoring and biological imaging

Glasgow Uni launches Quantum centre, co-invests in $1m career fund

11 October 2021

The centre will be a key supplier of skilled personnel into industry

Precision Optics buys Lighthouse Imaging

11 October 2021

Precision Optics and Lighthouse Imaging believe up to four new projects should transition from engineering to production in the coming year

Ouster to buy Sense Photonics, create lidar automotive group

11 October 2021

Ouster plans to establish Ouster Automotive, a new functional division of the company focused on driving mass-market adoption of digital lidar

New chip sensor to analyse pesticides in food in minutes

11 October 2021

'Everything is done on a single chip – we are working to detect seven different analytes simultaneously in less than 30 minutes (including sample preparation time).'

The photonic chip generates and entangles ensembles of photons. It can implement a range of quantum error correcting codes

Photonic chip devised to nurture quantum

29 September 2021

A research team from QETLabs has demonstrated how to protect qubits from errors using photons in a silicon chip.

Image: KLA

Silicon Valley schools get microscopic insights into chip production

29 September 2021

School students in the Santa Clara Unified School District are being given an introduction to microscopy and silicon chip production in a programme created with the semiconductor manufacturer KLA

ANU researchers, Kirill Koshelev and Professor Yuri Kivshar


ANU uses laser to trap energy like noise-cancelling headphone

29 September 2021

A team of researchers from ANU have developed powerful nanolasers that can be used in smaller-scale devices or integrated onto a chip.

Left: Raw chicken being printed in a square pattern from a food printer. Right: A blue laser beam directed to a raw chicken sample by a set of mirror galvanometers. (Image: Blutinger et al.)

Lasers used to cook 3D-printed food

22 September 2021

The work could lead to the development of personalised digital chefs that produce foods with tailored shape, texture, and flavour

Vector Photonics’ PCSEL technology. Credit Vector Photonics

£600k project will develop PCSELs for more efficient data centres

09 September 2021

The 1,310nm PCSEL will deliver the equivalent system optical performance as the lasers currently used, whilst consuming only half the electrical power

Dr John Lincoln joins Chromacity's advisory board

08 September 2021

Lincoln is chief executive of the UK’s Photonics Leadership Group

Zemax OpticStudio model of a wide-angle field-of-view camera used in applications such as autonomous vehicle sensors and aerial drones. Credit: Zemax

Ansys buys Zemax for optical modelling portfolio

07 September 2021

Zemax employs over 100 people around the world and is based in Washington, USA