II-VI and Lite-On Technology partner to mass produce lidar components

19 September 2019

Semiconductor laser company II-VI is partnering with Lite-On Technology for the volume manufacturing and commercialisation of packaged semiconductor lasers for mass-market lidar

Plan with China in mind, says EPIC's Carlos Lee

19 September 2019

Carlos Lee, director general of EPIC, notes the importance of the Chinese market for European photonics firms

Hamamatsu to supply silicon sensors for CERN upgrades

19 September 2019

European particle physics laboratory CERN has signed three contracts with Hamamatsu for the supply of silicon sensors for its ATLAS and CMS trackers

Researchers enhance laser-based ultrasound for non-destructive testing

11 September 2019

A team of researchers has developed an improved non-contact, laser-based method for generating ultrasonic waves for non-destructive testing applications

Laser printing produces waterproof e-textiles cheaply and rapidly

05 September 2019

The cost-efficient and scaleable method can produce textiles embedded with energy storage devices in minutes

LBP Optics acquires Symons Mirror Technology

05 September 2019

British Optics manufacturer LBP Optics is has purchased UK-based Symons Mirror Technology (SMT), a diamond machining company

European Photonics Industry Consortium (EPIC) partners with virtual reality association

03 September 2019

The agreement between EPIC and the VR/AR Association (VRARA) aims to strengthen both the photonics and augmented/virtual reality industries

SPIE launches $2.5m educational-funding initiative

16 August 2019

The SPIE Endowment Matching Programme will enhance educational capacity in optics and photonics

Thorlabs acquires Raman spectroscopy company

13 August 2019

Coda Devices is a manufacturer of laboratory and portable Raman spectrometers used for non-destructive chemical analysis

UK-India laser programme to target global challenges

12 August 2019

The UK and India will collaborate under a new programme to develop laser technologies for economic and societal impact

Horizon 2020 projects show five-fold leverage on EU investment

12 August 2019

According to a new report, European photonics PPP projects funded under Horizon 2020 have shown five-fold leverage on the money invested by the EU

Terahertz technique to identify sub-surface damage in wood

09 August 2019

The method could catch insect infestation at early stages, helping to prevent further damage to trees and forests