Professor John Marsh appointed president of LEOS

01 December 2006

Professor John H Marsh, co-founder and CTO of Intense, has been appointed president elect of LEOS for 2007, succeeding Alan Willner of the University of Southern California.

Optima Research makes two new appointments

01 December 2006

Optima Research has appointed Neil Barrett as general manager, with Damien Giramondo joining as technical sales engineer

Ocean Optics appoints VP of operations

01 December 2006

Ocean Optics, a global leader in optical sensing, display optics, and biophotonics technologies has appointed Richard Pollard to the position of vice president of operations

JPSA appoints international sales and marketing manager

01 December 2006

J. P. Sercel Associates (JPSA) has appointed Adrian Baughan, a well-known laser technology expert, to the position of international sales and marketing manager

Portable spectrometry for bird research

01 December 2006

Seabird behavioural scientist Dr Petra Quillfeldt has used a portable mass spectrometer from Avantes to determine the maturity of birds on New Island in the Falklands.

SPI expansion in China

01 December 2006

SPI Lasers is opening a business support office in Shenzhen, China, following strong sales growth over the past year in CW lasers for a wide variety of micro machining applications.

Fluorescence microscopy workshops

01 December 2006

The NSF Centre for Biophotonics, UC Davis and Picoquant are to host a joint fluorescence microscopy workshop in Sacramento, California, on the 18-19 January.

MEMS-based device to analyse lunar water content

01 December 2006

Polychromix is collaborating with Nasa to provide its Digital Transform near-infrared spectrometers for determining water content on the surface of the Moon's South Pole.

Breault Research Organisation provides training classes

01 December 2006

Breault Research Organisation has released a new schedule of training classes that will enable optical designers to efficiently and accurately solve optical challenges using the company's Advanced Systems Analysis Program.

StockerYale acquires Photonic Products in $9.4m bid.

01 December 2006

StockerYale, a supplier of photonics-based products, has acquired UK-based Photonics Products for $9.4m in cash, stocks and bonds.

Gamma Scientific joins forces with UDT Instruments

01 December 2006

Gamma Scientific, a manufacturer of light measurement instruments, has joined forces with UDT Instruments, a provider of electro-optical instruments, to create a comprehensive light-measurement solutions resource.

Qioptiq appoints business development manager for commercial optics

25 September 2006

The Qioptiq Group has appointed Peter Griffith to the newly-created position of business development manager for commercial optics in the USA and Canada.