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Photo-acoustic PIC sensors could allow low-cost emission analysis

21 March 2019

CEA Leti researchers have developed prototype opto-acoustic sensors that are more energy-efficient and cheaper than existing systems, making gas emission monitoring more accessible

UK attempts to calm scientists with £200m Brexit hi-tech fund

19 March 2019

In a bid to ensure the UK will maintain its reputation as a ‘pioneering nation as it leaves the EU’, the UK Chancellor has allocated £200m to support Britain’s fastest-growing industries as they prepare for Brexit

E-mobility and autonomous driving hot topics at Laser World of Photonics

15 March 2019

This year’s Laser World of Photonics will have a special focus on electro-mobility and autonomous driving, two global megatrends that are expected to grow dramatically over the coming decade

Helping European optics firms access global markets

13 March 2019

Collaboration with other regions raises the competitiveness of the European photonics industry, says EPIC's Carlos Lee

Photonics in Israel: Education and industry-academia links key to growth

12 March 2019

Professor Abraham Katzir, a conference chair of the upcoming Optical Engineering and Science in Israel (OASIS) conference on 1-2 April, outlines the country's photonics industry

Laser used to remove graffiti in Florence

12 March 2019

Volunteers in Florence, Italy, are using an infrared fibre laser donated by Italian laser group El.En to erase graffiti on the Ponte Vecchio stone bridge over the Arno River.

Integrated photonics education kit to target skills shortage

06 March 2019

The toolkit is designed to bring integrated photonics into earlier stages of the science and engineering curriculum

Imec/KMLabs' industrial facility to probe lithography down to 8nm pitch

04 March 2019

Imec is partnering with KMLabs to establish a real-time functional imaging and interference lithography laboratory, to enable imaging in resist on 300mm wafers down to an 8nm pitch

Engineers – let us know what’s bothering you!

26 February 2019

Electro Optics is searching for engineers and photonics professionals to share their challenges and experiences in the pages of its magazine

Spectroscopy used to characterise microplastics

26 February 2019

Scientists are using spectroscopy to characterise microplastics in the environment and determine the major sources of microplastic pollution in Danish wastewater and rainwater systems

New EU-funded project to tackle food waste

26 February 2019

FoodPackLab is using photonics to reduce food waste and increase its safety. Sabine Runge, from photonics cluster Secpho, a project partner, details how these challenges will be met

Trumpf informs customers of Brexit measures

26 February 2019

As the UK’s withdrawal from the EU on 29 March fast approaches, laser giant Trumpf has sent a letter to its customers updating them on the critical topics that may affect the company

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