Industrial and academic bodies unveiled the innovative ways they are using lasers within micro and nano processing at a recent conference for the Association for Industrial Laser Users (AILU).
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Delegates for AKL'08, the International Laser Technology Congress, were gathered in Aachen, Germany, for the 3-day conference comprised some 57 lectures as well as live demonstrations of the technology.
The inaugural seminar of SEPNET, the South East Photonics Network, was held on 1 May at QinetiQ's Farnborough facility. SEPNET aims to increase awareness and add value to the local photonics industry.
Results from OPERA2015 were detailed in a conference held as part of the Photonics Europe Congress in Strasbourg.
Warren Clark reports from the inaugural Lasys event in Stuttgart, which showcased the versatility of laser systems
Optics supplier Qioptiq is to acquire Point Source, a specialist producer of fibre optic laser delivery systems and lasers.
A new European roadmap has been published that will direct EC funding for the joint development of photonics and nanotechnologies.
In a seemingly alchemical process, scientists have found that they can change the colour of different metals using ultrashort pulses of laser light.
Visitors to the SPIE Photonics West event in San Jose, USA can expect a bigger show than ever before, with 1,164 exhibitors and 3,100 technical presentations.
The sales of LEDs to automotive suppliers is set to double within the next 10 years, according to a new report published by IMS Research.
Research has revealed that fibre lasers could replace other technologies to cut silicon, weld and cut plastics and mark metals.
A new study reports that the value European photonics market has now drawn level with the semiconductor industry, and is now set to overtake it with an annual growth rate of 7.6 per cent.