High-power lunar locating laser to improve satellite navigation

08 October 2018

Described in Optics Letters, the new laser will make it possible to correct calculations of celestial coordinates of the Moon in order to improve the accuracy of satellite navigation

New ultrafast lasers needed for alternative Microsoft cloud storage

08 October 2018

Opportunities could soon be on the horizon for laser manufacturers thanks to a new type of cold storage technology under development by Microsoft Research and the University of Southampton

Nobel Prize in Physics awarded for laser research

03 October 2018

The 2018 Nobel Prize in Physics has been awarded to three scientists for two groundbreaking discoveries in the field of laser physics: The development of optical tweezers and the invention of chirped pulse amplification

Two new photonics clusters of excellence established in Hanover

01 October 2018

Two new photonics clusters of excellence have been established in Hanover, Germany, following their selection for funding by the German Research Foundation (DFG)

Hollow-core fibre breakthrough could herald 5G networks

28 September 2018

Researchers at the University of Southampton’s Optoelectronic Research Centre (ORC) have developed a new type of hollow-core optical fibre (HCF) that exhibits the world’s lowest optical signal attenuation

MoU signed between photonics consortiums

25 September 2018

EPIC and COBO have signed a memorandum of understanding to encourage direct contact and cooperation between the two consortiums and their respective members

Ghent University and Imec spin out silicon photonics firm

10 September 2018

Ghent University and Imec have spun out a silicon photonics-based fibre optic sensing company, called Sentea

Gooch & Housego targets US defence market with Gould Fiber Optics acquisition

10 September 2018

Gooch & Housego has acquired US fibre optic components and sub systems specialist Gould Fiber Optics

MIT, Harvard University: Fish-eye lens ‘a promising vehicle’ for entangling atoms

10 September 2018

Scientists at MIT and Harvard University have studied the theoretical Maxwell’s fish-eye lens from quantum mechanical perspective, to see how individual atoms and photons may behave within the lens.

MicroLED advancements will enable cost savings, says Yole

07 September 2018

With MicroLED technologies seeing rapid improvement, technology solutions should start converging by the end of 2019. This is according to the latest report from Yole Développement, which also highlights the next challenge of cost reduction.

AIM Photonics receives $1.2m from US government to boost PIC research

06 September 2018

The American Institute for Manufacturing Integrated Photonics (AIM Photonics) has received grants totalling $1.2 million from the National Science Foundation, which will enable collaborative photonics-centred research

Novel x-ray optics improve imaging at US beamline facility

06 September 2018

Scientists at Brookhaven National Laboratory have developed a new approach of 3D x-ray imaging for observing bulky materials in great detail, which could help scientists analyse the structural information of countless materials, from batteries to biological systems