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
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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.
The CIOE optoelectronics exhibition in China, which ran from 6-9 September, has reported increases in visitors, exhibitors and exhibition space, compared to the 2007 event.
SPIE's newly-elected president, Maria Yzuel, has outlined her future plans for the society, with an emphasis on education and support for the optics community.
Trumpf has announced its intention to buy the entire share of SPI Lasers, in what will be a 'strategic' acquisition, according to SPI Lasers' CEO David Parker.
This year's Photonex, the largest UK photonics event, is incorporating a number of new features when it returns to Stoneleigh Park on 15-16 October