Automotive lidar manufacture Velodyne has announced a 50 per cent cost reduction for its most popular sensor system, with the intention of making autonomous driving technology more accessible and to encourage an increased uptake of lidar technology around the world
A laser-driven technique for creating fusion that doesn't require radioactive fuel elements and leaves no toxic radioactive waste is now within reach, according to researchers from the University of New South Wales (UNSW) Sydney
A single metalens capable of focusing the entire visible spectrum of light to a single point and in high resolution has been developed by a team of researchers at the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
The Optoelectronics Research Centre (ORC), based at the University of Southampton, UK, is heading a £6.1 million programme funded by the UK’s EPSRC to develop the next generation of fibre optics
Edmund Optics has acquired ITOS, a producer of optical components based in Mainz, Germany
A wideband sensor able to measure toxic gasses at speeds of 120km/h and heights of 4,000 metres has been developed by European researchers
Records in both annual sales and orders received have been broken by laser manufacturers throughout 2017, with global politics having little effect on business so far
Researchers from the University of Utah, United States, have developed a lidar mapping tool that could help firefighters make crucial safety decisions with an eagle's eye view.
Nanostructures of the wing of the black butterfly can be transferred to solar cells to enhance their absorption rates by up to 200 per cent, researchers have found
Excelitas Technologies has been acquired by funds sponsored by AEA Investors LP (AEA Investors)
The Echelle SPectrograph for Rocky Exoplanet and Stable Spectroscopic Observations (ESPRESSO) has made its first observations. Installed on ESO’s Very Large Telescope (VLT) in Chile, ESPRESSO will search for exoplanets by looking at the minuscule changes in the light of their host stars.
Research institute Leti has integrated hybrid III-V silicon lasers on 200mm wafers using a standard CMOS process flow, offering an alternative to 100mm wafers and a process based on bulk III-V technology that requires contacts with noble metals and lift-off based patterning