Analysis & opinion

23 January 2018

Aldo Kamper, president of Photonics21, discusses how Europe is to translate its current competencies into future leadership in a fast-growing global market

19 January 2018

Rob Morris, marketing director, Ocean Optics, says that science, education & entrepreneurship initiatives are needed to see growth in spectroscopy and photonics

19 January 2018

Dr Wenko Süptitz, head of photonics at German industry association, Spectaris, discusses how far advanced German and European companies are with applying digital production processes

16 January 2018

Dr Tom Pearsall, founder of the European Photonics Industry Consortium (EPIC), argues that industry associations must be agile to stay relevant

16 January 2018

Dr Andrew Rickman, OBE, CEO of Rockley Photonics, believes silicon photonics will drive a technology revolution in data communications

09 January 2018

With the industry gearing up for Photonics West 2018, Dr Eugene Arthurs, CEO, and Peter Hallett, director of marketing and industry relations, SPIE, point to science advocacy and education outreach as key for the future of photonics

09 January 2018

Katja Stolle, exhibition director, Laser World of Photonics, discusses the role of industry events in supporting the numerous market sectors

20 December 2017

Following a recent article Biomedical Optics Express, Dr Florian Emaury, CEO of MicPulse and a semi-finalist in last year’s SPIE StartUp Challenge, discusses his entrepreneurial journey forming a profitable business

08 December 2017

Optical research engineer, Katie Schwertz, discusses the need for mutual understanding and empathy within the photonics community in order to move towards gender equity

07 December 2017

Dr Wenko Süptitz, Spectaris, reports on November's Medica show, where optical diagnostics, endoscopy, microscopy, medical lasers and Industry 4.0 were highlighted as important areas for photonics

06 December 2017

Dr Jose Pozo, director of technology and innovation, European Photonics Industry Consoritum (EPIC), discusses the association's recent trip to Japan, which focused on PIC technology

15 November 2017

Despite having already been around for more than 40 years, VCSELs are still in the beginning of their life cycle. However, the technology is set to reach its full potential in the near future, writes Dr Joseph Pankert, general manager at Philips Photonics