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26 January 2023

We shine a light on the latest lenses, mirrors and other optical products for solar in 2023

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26 January 2023

We round up the latest single photon counting detectors, modules and other products for single photon counting in 2023.

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26 January 2023

We shine a light on the latest lenses, mirrors and other optical products for solar in 2023

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26 January 2023

We round up the latest single photon counting detectors, modules and other products for single photon counting in 2023.

06 January 2023

Shining a light on the latest photonics products and solutions in the sensors and detectors market

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06 January 2023

A look at the commercial offerings of the main players in optical filters and equipment

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22 November 2022

A look at the current market for photoluminescence technology and some of the latest products available

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15 November 2022

A look at the current market for lens technology and some of the latest products available

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14 November 2022

Shining a light on the latest photonics products and solutions in the spectroscopy space.

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06 October 2022

A look at the commercial offerings of the main players in safety equipment and services

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05 October 2022

Shining a light on the latest photonics products and solutions in the life science space

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29 September 2022

We roundup the latest products and solutions in the optical design software space

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25 August 2022

We detail the commercial offerings from some of the main players in optical mirrors

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22 August 2022

Shining a light on the latest products and solutions in the diode laser space

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20 July 2022

A look at the commercial offerings of the main players in freeform optics.

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16 June 2022

A look at the market for lidar and some of the systems, products and solutions available

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15 June 2022

A look at the market for hyperspectral imaging and some of the products and solutions available

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15 June 2022

A look at the current market for Neurophotonics and some of the products and solutions available

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17 May 2022

A look at the market for spectroelectrochemistry and some of the products and solutions available

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17 May 2022

A look at the current market for Raman spectroscopy and some of the products and solutions available

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04 April 2022

A look at the market for photonic integrated circuits and some of the products and solutions available

28 February 2022

A look at the issues surrounding optics damage and some of the products and solutions available to help prevent this

25 February 2022

A look at the current market for positioning equipment and some of the products and solutions available

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24 January 2022

A look at the current market for fibre optic sensing and some of the products and solutions available

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24 January 2022

A look at the current market for optical coatings and some of the products and solutions available

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06 January 2022

Advances in research have made strides in the improvement of wearable and AR/VR displays

LLNL optical engineers Justin Wolfe (left) and Simon Cohen are seen through the 'r' filter (credit: Garry McLeod)

06 January 2022

A telescope, described as one of the world’s newest, has been completed following a project undertaken by researchers to develop some very specialist optical filters

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06 January 2022

Advances in optical prisms are being used to help researchers gain a greater understanding of space and astronomy

Sydney Institute for Astronomy researchers have developed a new type of wavefront sensor that leverages a ‘photonic lantern’ and deep learning. (Norris et al.)

01 November 2021

Researchers have developed a wavefront sensor using a ‘photonic lantern’ that could optimise humanity’s viewing of the cosmos

At Nasa’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, engineers integrate the gamma ray and neutron spectrometer into the Psyche spacecraft. (Image: NASA/JPL-Caltech)

01 November 2021

A gamma ray and neutron spectrometer was recently installed on the ‘Psyche’ spacecraft, which will launch next year to probe a distant asteroid and uncover clues about the origins of our solar system

Figure 1: Light propagation inside a photonic crystal is forbidden by a propagation gap, hence common plane waves are reflected and hardly penetrate into the crystal. By shaping the incident waves, they can be steered deep into the crystal. (Image: COPS, University of Twente) 

24 September 2021

A team of researchers has achieved a new level of control over light entering photonic crystals

01 June 2021

Scientists have developed a lensless, infrared spectral-imaging system for medical diagnostics

Photonic crystals are responsible for the iridescent colours of a butterfly's wings.

28 September 2020

Researchers have devised a new way of generating thin 3D photonic crystals that show promise for miniaturising photonic integrated circuits

Many university laboratories using lasers have had to shut down temporarily following a visit from an HSE inspector

26 August 2020

Matthew Dale learns how the safety knowledge of the laser community is not yet fully up to scratch