The 2013 Photonex London Roadshow organised by Xmark Media attracted over 200 delegates to an intensive day of scientific presentations, industry-led tutorials and an equipment exhibition.
Sponsored by the UCL-Cambridge Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT) and held in the North Cloisters at University College, London, the event provided visitors with networking opportunities to discuss the latest developments in the world of photonics and learn about the new tools and techniques being offered by UK suppliers.
Three scientific themes dominated the meeting. Tomography continues to grow and the opening session saw presentations which showed how this is being embraced in the world of medical imaging. Using light for diagnosis and treatment gave an insight how researchers are looking to use light in areas such as the treatment of epilepsy and in oral medicine.
The final session was in the field of super-resolution microscopy, where the ability to go beyond the diffraction of light is opening up new application areas that push resolution down towards the nanoscale.