Analysis & opinion

30 October 2009

Coherent has acquired the North American operations of StockerYale in an asset purchase valued at $15m.

06 October 2009

After a recent report by the IoP and the EPSRC, Stephen Mounsey looks at some of the world-leading photonics research being undertaken by UK institutions, and asks how it might be more readily commercialised

08 September 2009

The Photonics Knowledge Transfer Network (KTN) and the UK Displays and Lighting KTN have merged to create the Photonics and Plastic Electronics KTN, as of 1 September

07 August 2009

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

06 July 2009

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

10 June 2009

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

08 May 2009

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

23 April 2009

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.

17 March 2009

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

09 March 2009

The upcoming international trade fair Laser World of Photonics is extending its capacity on 2007's event with 10,000m&sup2 additional floor space in a fourth exhibition hall, despite the economic downturn.

04 March 2009

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

11 February 2009

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

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