Illustration shows eight micro-ring modulators and optical waveguide. Each modulator is tuned to a specific wavelength. Credit: Intel Cooperation

Intel demonstrates 8-wavelength laser array on a silicon wafer

30 June 2022

The array is built on Intel’s 300m silicon photonics manufacturing process

NKT's SuperK Compact supercontinuum white light source has a monolithic fibre architecture. Credit: NKT Photonics

NKT Photonics joins Hamamatsu's Laser Application business

24 June 2022

NKT Photonics will continue as a subsidiary with responsibility for fibre and laser development and manufacturing within Hamamatsu Photonics group

Picture: Bosch

Scintil Photonics raises €13.5m in second funding round

21 June 2022

The PIC supplier has raised €17.5m to date

The new processor offers computing density several orders higher than that of conventional electronic chips. (Image: University of Oxford/June Sang Lee)

World's first polarisation-based photonic processor developed

15 June 2022

The new processor offers computing density several orders higher than that of conventional electronic chips

Optical communications can be used to dramtically ramp up the speed of data transfer between satellites and ground stations. (Image: Northrup Grumman)

Satellite optical communications news roundup

14 June 2022

Sony establishes new firm, Mitsubishi Electric develops optical receiver, successful intersatellite optical communication test carried out.

Top view of the ILMT showing the liquid mercury mirror covered by a thin mylar film. Credit: ARIES, Department of Science and Technology, India

Liquid mirror telescope sees first light in India

14 June 2022

Built by astronomers from India, Belgium and Canada, the instrument employs a four-metre-diameter rotating mirror made up of a thin film of liquid mercury

Credit: STMicroelectronics 

ST releases first 3D sensor with meta-optics

09 June 2022

Metalenz's planar optics are now being manufactured on silicon wafers alongside electronics in ST’s semiconductor front-end 300mm fab in Crolles, France

Image credit: Gorodenkoff/ 

Open silicon photonics platform offers laser integration at scale

07 June 2022

OpenLight, a newly launched foundry company, has introduced an open silicon photonics platform with integrated lasers

Synopsys to reacquire $200m of shares

07 June 2022

Synopsys will receive an aggregate initial share delivery of approximately 523,000 shares

€2m for Dutch consortiums to probe social impact of quantum tech

25 May 2022

Two research consortia in The Netherlands are set to receive a total of €2 million for research into the ethical, legal and social impacts of quantum technology

Credit: Salience Labs

Salience Labs raises $11.5 million to develop AI chips using photonics

19 May 2022

An Oxford-based silicon photonics startup has raised $11.5 million to develop a high-speed multi-chip processor combining photonics and electronics to accelerate exponential advances in AI

Credit: Messe Munchen

Laser Munich attracted 80 per cent of pre-covid visitors

13 May 2022

Laser World of Photonics attracted more than 15,000 trade fair visitors to Munich in April