Editor's picks

Andy Extance explores optical design for vehicles, including the headlamps that you’ve been seeing in your rear view mirror

A global network of gravitational wave observatories will be upgraded to almost double its sensitivity, the lead science funding agencies of the United Kingdom and United States announced today.

Ahead of chairing the AR/VR/MR industry days at SPIE Photonics West, Microsoft’s Bernard Kress considers the optimal way of designing optics for augmented and mixed reality headsets

Analysis & opinion

31 January 2019

Professor Michalis Zervas, from the Optoelectronics Research Centre, charts the rise of high-power fibre lasers and asks what's next for the technology

31 January 2019

Professor Anita Mahadevan-Jansen, director of the Vanderbilt Biophotonics Center at Vanderbilt University, Nashville, will be chairing the Bios Clinical Technologies and Systems track at Photonics West. Here, she discusses her work translating medical technology and encouraging inclusion in photonics

31 January 2019

Ahead of chairing the AR/VR/MR industry days at SPIE Photonics West, Microsoft’s Bernard Kress considers the optimal way of designing optics for augmented and mixed reality headsets

Features

10 December 2018

Shaping light wavefronts is improving many areas of microscopy – and is enabling Nobel Prize winner Eric Betzig’s most important work yet, finds Andy Extance

10 December 2018

Keely Portway looks at some of the latest advances in light-based test and measurement techniques

10 December 2018

Only two companies supply commercial 3D printing systems based on two-photon polymerisation, which can create structures smaller than living cells. Greg Blackman speaks to Denis Barbier from Microlight3D

Press Releases

Viewpoint

20 February 2019

Pro-Lite’s Robert Yeo throws light on the science of measuring light and light sources: radiometry and photometry

12 November 2018

This viewpoint aims to provide a thorough insight on the sophisticated design of state-of-the-art professional illumination systems, highlighting the basic pro’s and con’s of 'old-school' gas-discharge lamps compared to LEDs, additionally highlighting accompanying requirements to be successful

Tech focus

10 December 2018

New nanometre-accurate hexapod opens up applications in laser processing and metrology

01 November 2018

Prism technology that’s now a major part of optical communications is finding its way into next-generation lidar systems

01 November 2018

Advances in Raman spectroscopy could one day make invasive blood glucose tests a thing of the past

Products

13 February 2019

The new Jenoptik Light & Optics division, whose primary focus is supplying photonics solutions, showcased its new strategy at Photonics West, USA

07 January 2019

Synopsys has released version 2018.12 of its RSoft Photonic Component Design Suite, which introduces new features to advance the design of optics used in augmented reality and virtual reality (AR/VR) systems

07 January 2019

Opto Diode has launched a high-speed photodetector, the AXUV63HS1

27 November 2018

Marktech Optoelectronics has introduced the Model MTPD1346D-xx series, a family of InGaAs/InP broadband PIN photodiodes

27 November 2018

PureLiFi has provided its LiFi technology for a new range of LiFi-integrated lighting products

20 November 2018

PicoQuant has unveiled the FluoTime 250, a compact, robust and fully-automated system that increases the ease of performing time-resolved luminescence spectroscopy studies

20 November 2018

Dymax Corporation has introduced the BlueWave MX-Series Multichannel Controller, an LED controller that allows manufacturers to power up to four emitter workstations at once

Events

Wetzlar, Germany
25 February 2019 to 26 February 2019
Brussels, Belgium
26 February 2019 to 27 February 2019
Prague, Czech Republic
25 February 2019 to 27 February 2019
Brussels, Belgium
26 February 2019 to 27 February 2019
Brussels
27 March 2019 to 28 March 2019

White papers

Webcasts

13 December 2018

In this webinar, high-level representatives of the Pilot Lines will give an overview of the European scene regarding technologies, offers and capabilities for the manufacturing of new photonics-based products that will impact in market sectors such as medical, environmental and industrial.

30 November 2018

This webinar will show how the nonstop capacity request in the transmission, routing and processing of huge amounts of communication data is faced in an effective way by photonic solutions acting on the propagation, modulation and multiplexing of optical signals

27 November 2018

In the high power laser based manufacturing world, beam shaping has been identified as one of the past and present technology bottlenecks. This webinar will compare the unmet needs from industry with the current state of the art and market driven roadmaps