fibre optics

The space sector offers numerous oppurtunities for photonics technologies in the development and offering of satellite-based services. (Image: Shutterstock/Dima Zel)

Looking skyward: Photonics opportunities in space

The ongoing commercialisation of the space sector is creating numerous opportunities for photonics technologies, Matthew Dale learns

Fibre optic hearing aids demonstrated

Researchers in Austria have tested a pair of implantable hearing devices based on fibre optic technology. The technology is based on completely contact-free fibre-optic technology, which senses the tiniest ossicle movements and uses them to stimulate the acoustic nerves

Guided by holes

Rachel Berkowitz on the latest developments made in photonic crystal fibres, optical fibres with unique light guiding properties

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