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

Photonic component maker Teraxion bought by Indie Semiconductor

07 September 2021

Teraxion was an optical sensing reference design partner of Indie, supporting frequency modulated continuous wave (FMCW) systems for lidar

The dual-sided solar cells achieve a front conversion efficiency of 24.3 per cent and a rear conversion efficiency of 23.4 per cent. (Image: Eric Byler/The Australian National University)

'Record-breaking' bifacial solar cells produced using laser doping

07 September 2021

‘This is a world record for selectively laser-doped solar cells and among the highest efficiency bifacial solar cells’

Image: PhotonDelta

New academy to tackle skills shortage, help 6,000 firms train staff

06 September 2021

The European Photonics Academy will offer training courses beyond the lecture room with a strong focus on hands-on training

Image: University of Surrey

New materials explored for LED-based optical communications

06 September 2021

Researchers detail how two relatively unexplored semiconducting materials can satisfy the demand for more data at greater speeds