A hollow-core optical fibre. Credit: Malak Galal, Fan Yang, Flavien Gyger, Luc Thévenaz/EPFL

EPFL team develop way to amplify light in hollow-core optical fibres

12 August 2020

'Our technology can be applied to any type of light, from infrared to ultraviolet, and to any gas,' the researchers said.

Epic introduces product launch service for members

12 August 2020

Carlos Lee from the European Photonics Industry Consortium (EPIC) details a new service to make up for the lack of exhibitions this year

Faccio, centre, working on laser system alignment and optimisation with student Mihail Petev, left, and Niclas Westerberg

$1m programme to support early-career quantum researchers

12 August 2020

SPIE and the University of Glasgow have established a $1 million programme to support graduate students in the field of quantum photonics

OCT device obtains cell-level details of curved cornea

12 August 2020

Researchers have acquired optical coherence tomography (OCT) images of the curved layers of a person’s cornea with cell-level detail and a large viewing area

Photonics West to take place in March 2021

21 July 2020

The event will take place 6-11 March 2021, in San Francisco's Moscone Center

UK's Heathrow airport deploys robots and handrail devices for UV disinfection

15 July 2020

The UK's largest airport will use UV robots at night to kill viruses and bacteria

Jenoptik acquires Trioptics

13 July 2020

The purchase will strengthen Jenoptik's Light and Optics division and expand its existing market shares in China, Japan, and Korea

EC approves AMS' acquisition of Osram

09 July 2020

The Commission concluded that the transaction would raise no competition concerns in the European Economic Area (EEA)

The authors suggest that placing UVC light sources at ventilation systems and rooms not in use, without direct optical paths to humans, helps reduce virus propagation. Credit: Nacho Gaubert

Researchers advocate for use of UV light in Covid-19 disinfection

30 June 2020

A study involved experts in the fields of virology, immunology, aerosols, architecture, and physics, analyse possible methods to prevent Sars-Cov-2 propagation indoors

Smart Photonics receives €35m to accelerate photonic chip manufacturing

30 June 2020

The independent foundry for photonic integrated circuits announces a €35m Series C investment from a Dutch consortium led by Innovation Industries

Two dermascope implementations. The USB-camera-based PMSI & PWLI dermascope is shown in (a) and (b). The smartphone-camera-based PMSI and PWLI dermascope is shown in (c), (d), and (e). Credit: SPIE

Smartphone-based dermascope paves way for accessible skin cancer diagnosis

24 June 2020

Leveraging a smartphone camera to image skin lesions improves both the efficiency and efficacy of skin-lesion diagnostics

EU-funded lighting project delivers novel designs

22 June 2020

As part of the Horizon 2020 project Repro-light two novel LED tiles have been developed that offer new lighting possibilities