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Fibre-based imaging spectrometer captures record amounts of data

22 May 2019

Designed for remote sensing, the spectrometer can capture 30,000 sampling points each containing more than 60 wavelengths

Photonics mergers and acquisitions hit record level in 2018

22 May 2019

2018 was a record year for photonics mergers and acquisitions (M&As), both in terms of deal value and deal volume, according to M&A consultancy firm, Ceres.

MicroLED technique overcomes production barriers

20 May 2019

French research institute Leti has developed a new technique for fabricating microLED displays that overcomes existing limitations to commercialisation

ASML president recognised for microchip innovations

14 May 2019

Martin van den Brink has been awarded the Imec Lifetime of Innovation Award 2019

Researchers 3D print portable microscope

10 May 2019

Researchers have used 3D printing to produce a high-resolution microscope small and robust enough to use in the field or at the bedside

Light advances horticulture research

10 May 2019

A lighting system has been developed to provide control over the spectral distribution of colour used to stimulate plants in horticulture research

Thorlabs acquires Cirtemo for 'unique' optical technologies

02 May 2019

Thorlabs has entered into a definitive purchase agreement to acquire Columbia-based Cirtemo, allowing Thorlabs to add two 'unique' technologies to its portfolio

EPIC advocates for photonics funding

30 April 2019

EPIC is advocating for a photonics contractual public private partnership to be selected under the future Horizon Europe programme

Laser processing ups efficiency of optoelectronic devices

23 April 2019

Scientists have developed a laser processing technique capable of reducing defects in optical materials

X-ray glow from massive cluster of galaxies captured by ESA’s XMM-Newton space observatory. Credit: ESA/XMM-Newton (X-rays); CFHT-LS (optical); XXL Survey

Stargazing optics to spot cancer early

17 April 2019

Two research projects based on photonics have begun that could lead to early detection and better treatment of cancer

Micro-scaffolds printed by Microlight3D's two-photon polymerisation

Microlight3D acquires microprinting company

17 April 2019

Microlight3D, a manufacturer of 3D microprinting systems, has bought French firm Smart Force Technologies to extend its product portfolio to include 2D microprinting

Coherent CEO John Ambroseo announces retirement

16 April 2019

John Ambroseo has announced that he will retire as CEO of laser manufacturer Coherent by April 2021, after nearly 17 years in the position

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