Analysis & opinion

10 October 2016

Although photonic integrated circuits are now used commercially, there are still issues when fabricating photonic chips. Iñigo Artundo, CEO of VLC Photonics and a speaker at September's Photonic Integration Conference, outlines the business considerations that come with photonic integration

30 September 2016

Matthew Dale reports from an EPIC meeting on laser material processing from the Lithuanian capital Vilnius, and finds that Lithuania has a lot to offer in terms of photonics expertise

15 September 2016

On 14 September, the scientific community celebrated the anniversary of gravitational wave detection. Professor Martin Hendry from the University of Glasgow, whose team helped construct the LIGO facilities, discusses the work that preceded last year's discovery and what the future holds for the field of gravitational-wave astronomy

11 August 2016

Ruth Walker, associate European patent attorney at Gill Jennings and Every, discusses how optical technologies are helping to prevent food counterfeiting, and the patent issues that come with this

10 August 2016

Wenko Süptitz, head of German high-tech industry association, Spectaris discusses what companies in Germany and the UK should consider following the UK's decision to leave the European Union

08 July 2016

Dr Cristina Penine and Peter Finnie, from law firm Gill Jennings & Every, discuss the emerging patent issues surrounding 3D printing

30 June 2016

Jessica Rowbury rounds up reaction from the European photonics sector on Britain's decision to leave the European Union

23 June 2016

Researchers from EU-funded project 'RAIS' discuss collaboration with industry partners and potential market barriers for their point-of-care diagnostic system

15 June 2016

Dr Jack Severs and Graham Crofts, from intellectual property law firm Gill Jennings & Every, discuss the IP fast tracking options for green technology, which includes products that may not be traditionally thought of as environmentally friendly

24 May 2016

With the opening of Australia's first nanoscience research centre in April, Professor Ben Eggleton, leader of the Nanoscale Photonic Circuits Programme at the University of Sydney, discusses the centre's activities in developing photonics integrated circuits

19 May 2016

Dr John Lincoln, from the UK's Photonics Leadership Group, the EPSRC Centre for Innovative Manufacturing in Photonics, and consultancy firm Harlin, gives his opinion on whether Britain should remain part of the European Union, and how this could impact photonics

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