Trumpf headquarters in Ditzingen near Stuttgart

SPI Lasers becomes Trumpf Laser UK

16 December 2020

Trumpf has completed the renaming and merger of its wholly-owned fibre laser manufacturing subsidiary SPI Lasers, which is now known as Trumpf Laser UK

LIA and OSA unite in support of open access publishing

16 December 2020

The Optical Society (OSA) and the Laser Institute of America (LIA) have joined forces with physics societies to show their commitment to open access (OA) for physics research.

EPIC to collaborate with European Machine Vision Association

27 November 2020

The partnership will encourage cooperation between the members, including participation at events, collaboration on information exchange and promotion, and advisory mandates to develop an efficient and sustainable industry

The new NXG XII 600 from SLM Solutions wields twelve 1kW lasers for increased productivity. (Image: SLM Solutions)

Additive firms target serial production with metal 3D printers

25 November 2020

SLM Solutions' NXG XII 600 is equipped with twelve 1kW lasers, while Additive Industries's upcoming MetalFAB-600 will be equipped with ten 1kW lasers

PhotonHub Europe plans to establish a single photonics innovation hub which integrates all of the best-in-class technologies

Photonics hub awarded €19m by European Commission

23 November 2020

PhotonHub Europe aims to help European SMEs become more competitive, digitally, through faster and smarter deployment of photonics-based technologies

M Squared’s lasers have been used in cold matter-based quantum computing projects

Photonics firms to steer £10 million quantum project

20 November 2020

The Discovery project, the largest industry-led quantum computing project in Britain to date, will be led by M Squared

An application of SLD's laser light source

Kyocera to acquire SLD Laser

18 November 2020

California-based SLD Laser was co-founded in 2013 by a group of pioneers in solid state lighting, including Dr Shuji Nakamura (2014 Nobel Laureate in Physics)

Artist’s impression of the Solar Orbiter, with the Spice spectrometer (ESA/ATG medialab)

Spectroscopy to probe the Sun in greater detail

12 November 2020

A proposal to use a high-resolution multi-slit spectrometer to obtain high-cadence observations of the Sun’s atmosphere, the corona, has been selected by Nasa

New buffer promises more eco-friendly solar cells

12 November 2020

The new buffer material reduces the pollution associated with producing cadmium sulfide (CdS) buffers, and is also less toxic – opening up a greater number of solar applications

VLC Photonics' headquarters

VLC Photonics acquired by Hitachi High Tech

12 November 2020

Going forwards, Hitachi High-Tech will provide a more complete one-stop service for photonic integrated circuits

£6.1m project to create silicon optical integrated circuits

09 November 2020

The Quantum Dots on Silicon (QUDOS) programme will investigate new ways of integrating all the parts that are needed for high capacity optical communications and signal processing on a single silicon chip

ASML campus in Veldhoven

ASML completes acquisition of Berliner Glas

03 November 2020

The chip manufacturing giant announced plans to acquire Berliner Glas Group, including all subsidiaries, in July