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Analysis & opinion
The first glimmers of hope that the photonics industry may be coming out of the worst of the recession were evident this week as some of the biggest companies in the industry posted their most recent financial results, as Tom Wilkie reports
Exhibitor numbers were up, visitors were down (but not by as much as had been feared) and the mood was reasonably upbeat at this year's Laser World of Photonics, as Warren Clark reports
Oclaro, recently formed through a merger between Bookham and Avanex, has signalled a refinement of its corporate strategy by way of an asset-swapping deal with Newport Corporation
The IMEC has reported a plasmonic method of integrating high-speed CMOS electronics with nanophotonic circuitry, a difficult task because of the difference in the scales of the two circuits
Laser welding, cutting and marking techniques used in the manufacture of medical instruments were the focus of Trumpf's Medical Technology Day, which took place on 22 April 2009 at its Luton, UK facility.
A recent report highlighted the growth in the market for fibre lasers, but further growth will require the industry to overcome some specific technological challenges
The upcoming international trade fair Laser World of Photonics is extending its capacity on 2007's event with 10,000m² additional floor space in a fourth exhibition hall, despite the economic downturn.
New laser-based manufacturing methods are helping German companies to meet the nation's goal of producing solar power for the same price as conventionally generated electricity
With visitor and exhibitor numbers matching those of last year, there were no visible signs of an industry in crisis at last month's Photonics West, as Warren Clark reports
LASYS will be held for the second time in Stuttgart from 8 to 10 June 2010 alongside two laser symposiums in the accompanying programme: SLT and LPM.
The SPIE Europe Security and Defence (ESD) symposium drew a diverse range of opinions and people when it opened its doors to 750 researchers and innovators from around the world.