Analysis & opinion

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

24 October 2017

Following the passing of Professor Bryan Tozer, a pioneer in laser safety and the founder of Lasermet, his son Paul Tozer looks back over his father's 50 years of working with lasers

23 October 2017

EPIC's Carlos Lee discusses his attendance of a laser and manufacturing exhibition in Jiangmen, a city in the South of China who's authorities are making efforts to attract photonics businesses

19 September 2017

Dr Ian Mc Cabe from the National University of Ireland, Galway, describes a value chain analysis technique developed as part of a Horizon2020-funded project, RespiceSME

19 September 2017

Dr Tom Harvey, programme development manager for healthcare photonics at CPI, discusses the centre’s activities and how it will support the commercialisation of novel medical technologies

07 September 2017

Dr Wenko Süptitz, head of photonics at Spectaris, explains the current status concerning RoHS regulations that are restricting the use of heavy metals in optical components

07 August 2017

The heavens open on Jessica Rowbury as she looks at the science behind the sweet smell of summer rain