Omega and Artemis leaders 

Omega Optical acquired by Artemis

15 September 2020

Omega Optical, a manufacturer of precision optical filters and coatings, has been acquired by Artemis Capital Partners, a Boston-based private equity firm that partners with industrial technology companies

Scanlab headquarters, Puchheim near Munich, Germany


Scanlab buys stake in Holo/or

07 September 2020

Laser scan system manufacturer Scanlab is purchasing a 25 per cent stake in Holo/or through its parent company, TechInvest Holding

PhotoniCare raises $7.2 million for OCT middle ear imaging

04 September 2020

PhotoniCare, a developer of OCT devices for diagnosing and monitoring middle ear infections, has announced an oversubscribed $5.2 million Series A financing round

Luminar's Iris lidar system

Luminar to be listed on Nasdaq through merger with Gores Metropoulo

03 September 2020

Lidar firm Luminar is set to become a publicly traded company through a merger with Gores Metropoulos.

A hollow-core optical fibre. Credit: Malak Galal, Fan Yang, Flavien Gyger, Luc Thévenaz/EPFL

EPFL team develop way to amplify light in hollow-core optical fibres

12 August 2020

'Our technology can be applied to any type of light, from infrared to ultraviolet, and to any gas,' the researchers said.

Epic introduces product launch service for members

12 August 2020

Carlos Lee from the European Photonics Industry Consortium (EPIC) details a new service to make up for the lack of exhibitions this year

Faccio, centre, working on laser system alignment and optimisation with student Mihail Petev, left, and Niclas Westerberg

$1m programme to support early-career quantum researchers

12 August 2020

SPIE and the University of Glasgow have established a $1 million programme to support graduate students in the field of quantum photonics

OCT device obtains cell-level details of curved cornea

12 August 2020

Researchers have acquired optical coherence tomography (OCT) images of the curved layers of a person’s cornea with cell-level detail and a large viewing area

Photonics West to take place in March 2021

21 July 2020

The event will take place 6-11 March 2021, in San Francisco's Moscone Center

UK's Heathrow airport deploys robots and handrail devices for UV disinfection

15 July 2020

The UK's largest airport will use UV robots at night to kill viruses and bacteria

Jenoptik acquires Trioptics

13 July 2020

The purchase will strengthen Jenoptik's Light and Optics division and expand its existing market shares in China, Japan, and Korea

EC approves AMS' acquisition of Osram

09 July 2020

The Commission concluded that the transaction would raise no competition concerns in the European Economic Area (EEA)