Analysis & opinion

11 May 2016

Several high profile acquisitions have been made in the last few months in the photonics sector. Thierry Robin and Jacques Cochard from Tematys discuss the impact of mergers and acquisitions on the photonics industry

11 May 2016

SPIE figures reveal that just 20 per cent of engineering degrees in the US are awarded to women, and 40 per cent of those women end up leaving the field. Christina Willis, laser scientist at Fibertek, gives her opinion on how stereotypes contribute to these statistics

29 April 2016

Greg Blackman speaks to the organisers of the Inpho Venture Summit, formerly Invest in Photonics, about encouraging European investors to back photonics technologies

11 April 2016

What questions should you ask when commercialising new photonics technology? Greg Blackman reports from a panel discussion on the subject at Photonics Europe in Brussels

07 April 2016

Greg Blackman reports from a workshop on graphene commercialisation at SPIE Photonics Europe in Brussels

31 March 2016

A University College London research group describe their work on a miniature near-infrared spectrometer for neonatal brain imaging that's small enough for use in intensive care units

10 March 2016

Jessica Rowbury reports from the General Assembly of the Photonics Public Private Partnership Annual Meeting 2016, which took place in Brussels on 1-2 March

23 February 2016

Jessica Rowbury reports from a panel session at Photonics West asking what makes a great place to work in the field of optics and photonics

23 February 2016

Greg Blackman and Jessica Rowbury find that firms at SPIE Photonics West are crying out for optical scientists

21 January 2016

The Optical Society (OSA) is celebrating its 100th anniversary in 2016. Electro Optics spoke to Dr Gregory Quarles, chief scientist at OSA, on what the next 100 years holds for the industry

17 January 2016

The benefits of strong links between research and industry were highlighted at the Integrated Photonic and Electronic Systems industry day. Jessica Rowbury reports from the event at University College London

18 December 2015

With the release of the much-anticipated Star Wars: The Force Awakens this week, Jessica Rowbury discusses whether photonics technologies could ever be used to build a real-life lightsaber