2D arrangement of 44,400 light stopwatches enables scanless fluorescence lifetime imaging. Credit: Institute of Post-LED Photonics

New fluorescence microscopy method opens up study of dynamic processes

12 January 2021

The fluorescence microscopy technique uses frequency combs and no mechanical parts to observe dynamic biological phenomena

Luna Innovations boosts fibre optic sensing capabilities with OptaSense purchase

12 January 2021

Luna Innovations has acquired OptaSense from parent company, QinetiQ for £29m

Prism Award finalists announced

12 January 2021

Judges reviewed 149 applications from 18 countries to select finalists in the fields of quantum, manufacturing, healthcare, smart sensing, and autonomous transportation

Photonics West switches to online format

12 January 2021

As a result of the pandemic’s ongoing disruption to international travel, SPIE will be hosting Photonics West as a virtual conference this year in March

A PIC chip from Effect Photonics designed for telecomms applications

EU pilot line launches services for indium phosphide PIC production

16 December 2020

The JePPIX pilot line has introduced its design and manufacturing services for indium phosphide (InP) photonic integrated circuit (PIC) production

MicroLED chips on 300mm silicon wafers pave way for mass production

16 December 2020

French start-up Aledia has manufactured microLED chips produced on 300mm (12 inch) silicon wafers, opening up the possibility for mass-production of microLED displays with commercially available processes and equipment

Sivers Photonics receives £325k to develop quantum-based lidar

16 December 2020

Sivers Photonics has received £324,800 of UK government funding for its part in Spidar, a quantum project to develop range finding and 3D imaging systems for driver assisted and autonomous vehicles

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