Analysis & opinion

09 June 2017

Jessica Rowbury speaks to Matthew Edwards from the UK’s Science and Technology Facilities Council about the centre’s work translating photonics space technology into other markets

09 June 2017

David Creasey details Wasatch Photonics’ history with Jessica Rowbury and discusses the challenges and opportunities going forwards

10 May 2017

Over the last two decades, AccuCoat has grown to become a global provider of optical coatings that serves numerous industries. Jessica Rowbury reports

05 May 2017

Smart surgical tools will significantly improve the accuracy of operations, according to speakers at the European Photonic Industry Consortium’s recent AGM, and photonics will play a key role. Matthew Dale reports

12 April 2017

Orlando Torres Perales, president of Optics Students Karlsruhe talks about how the association is not just encouraging young people into the optics field, but is providing the students running it with essential skills for their future careers in the optics industry

05 April 2017

The European Photonics Industry Consortium (EPIC) recently surpassed 300 members. Matthew Dale speaks to Carlos Lee about the European photonics sector

31 March 2017

Following on from his talk at Strategies in Light USA, Dr Paul Rudy from SoraaLaser explains the latest developments in GaN laser diodes and laser pumped phosphor architectures, and discusses the merits of lasers compared to other lighting technologies

20 February 2017

Greg Blackman listens in to Professor Dr Karsten Danzmann giving his plenary session on gravitational wave astronomy at Photonics West

17 February 2017

Greg Blackman reports from a Photonics West panel discussion on virtual reality, where headset optical design will be instrumental for giving a better user experience

10 February 2017

Jessica Rowbury reports from a Photonics West panel, where possible implications of Brexit and the Trump administration were debated

05 January 2017

What needs to happen to support growth in the photonics sector in 2017, and how will the markets develop in the next few years? SPIE’s Stephen Anderson gives his views

08 December 2016

Steve Riches from the International Microelectronics Assembly and Packaging Society (IMAPS UK) reports from November's Photonics and Opto-Electronics Packaging (POP) conference in Edinburgh