Editor's picks

Oz Optics served traditional Turkish ice cream at its booth at Laser Munich

Jessica Rowbury reviews how exhibitors made an impact at Laser World of Photonics in a bid to stand out from competition

Andy Extance asks: which laser wavelengths, detector architectures and ranging techniques are required to deliver competitive and cost-effective automotive lidar performance?

According to a new report, European photonics PPP projects funded under Horizon 2020 have shown five-fold leverage on the money invested by the EU

Analysis & opinion

27 August 2019

Paul Urbach, Professor at Delft University of Technology and past-president of the EOS, details the important role light plays in the preservation and creation of art

27 August 2019

EPIC’s Carlos Lee speaks with Markus Nicht, CEO of InnoLas Solutions, about his young start as CEO and growing a team of eight employees to 130

Oz Optics served traditional Turkish ice cream at its booth at Laser Munich

27 August 2019

Jessica Rowbury reviews how exhibitors made an impact at Laser World of Photonics in a bid to stand out from competition

Features

27 August 2019

Andy Extance asks: which laser wavelengths, detector architectures and ranging techniques are required to deliver competitive and cost-effective automotive lidar performance?

27 August 2019

Keely Portway investigates the latest innovations in micro-optics, from 3D printing to how it can improve the optical designs of photonics equipment

12 August 2019

Incumbent silicon photovoltaic players have powerful technologies with which to deliver clean energy – but perovskite solar start-ups think they can do better, finds Andy Extance

12 August 2019

Keely Portway discovers how optics are expanding the horizons for ultrafast lasers

Press Releases

Viewpoint

29 August 2019

Pro-Lite’s Nick Barnett discusses spectral imaging and its potential applications

16 April 2019

Dan Adams, product marketing manager at Edmund Optics, discusses the impact that additive manufacturing is having on the optics industry

Tech focus

12 July 2019

New method can measure large-scale quantum correlation of single photons, which until now would have required thousands of single photon counters

23 May 2019

A research team has created software for modelling femtosecond pulses that overlap at angles of up to 140 degrees much more efficiently than existing systems

29 April 2019

Combining 3D printing with metal-coating and wet-etching processes enables metamaterial geometrical optics with unique properties

Products

04 July 2019

Gamma Scientific has released its SpectralLED wide field of view, uniform intensity light source, ideally suited for sensor testing applications requiring a field of view (FOV) up to 180°

04 July 2019

Sensofar Metrology has released the fifth generation of its optical profiler

04 July 2019

The M-971 motorised mechanical stage is used in automated optical microscope systems for materials testing, inspection or biotechnology

04 July 2019

The Coherent PowerMax Pro OEM is a laser power sensor, combining the response speed of a photodiode with the broadband wavelength coverage, large detection area, dynamic range, and laser damage resistance of a thermopile

04 July 2019

Alpao has released a Modal Deformable Mirror (DMM) for industrial applications

04 July 2019

Synopsys has released LucidShape CAA V5 software,which allows designers to perform optical simulations and analyses of automotive lighting products within the CATIA V5 environment

04 July 2019

Limo has developed micro-optics for creating a beam profile that offers 30 per cent more throughput in display production

Events

Rhine Valley
18 September 2019 to 19 September 2019
Dublin, Ireland
23 September 2019 to 25 September 2019
Eindhoven, The Netherlands
01 October 2019
Eindhoven, The Netherlands
30 September 2019 to 04 October 2019
Coventry, UK
09 October 2019 to 10 October 2019

White papers

Laser Machining Stock Image.

12 September 2019

Surface flatness is a critical parameter for many laser systems but also a key cost driver. In this paper we explore the effect it can have on the focused spot size in a laser material processing system.

06 September 2019

The task of specifying the ideal laser module for your application can seem challenging. This whitepaper details the key considerations in specifying your laser, outlining a 7-element approach to success.

10 July 2019

 Broadband monitoring with high signal quality enables use of both broadband and monochromatic layer termination algorithms in the same process when depositing optical interference coatings. Case studies using a bandpass filter and an absorbing layer show how such a “hybrid” approach can lead to the most accurate layer termination.

Webcasts

03 September 2019

The Webinar on Brillouin distributed sensing will review all aspects of distributed sensing

02 July 2019

The EPIC Webinar on Hyperspectral Imaging will insight on the hyperspectral imaging hardware and its use in all application fields: from the ground using microscopes and spectrometers to airborne or satellite sensors, up to astrophysical data

11 April 2019

Dr Erik Novak, senior director of business development at 4D Technology, will discuss the different aspects that need to be considered when selecting a Large Aperture Interferometer.