Universities from across the UK and Ireland have signed up for the Innovation Area at the Photonex 08, taking place in Coventry's Stoneleigh Park on 15 to 18 October 2008.
Wales has developed resources and networks ideal for enabling innovation in optoelectronics, Welsh First Minister and Assembly Member Rhodri Morgan told attendees at conferences on Remote Sensing and Security and Defence sponsored by SPIE Europe at the University of Wales Institute, Cardiff, last week.
The Helios photonics project has been awarded €8.5m in research funding.
Rofin-Sinar is working with Manz Automation to develop a machine concept for the production of thin-film solar modules.
GSI Group Laser Division will launch a £1.2m collaborative research and development project in partnership with the LPA Group at Heriot-Watt University, PowerPhotonic and Cranfield University, thanks to investment from the Technology Strategy Board.
Rowenta has used LaserCusing technology to improve its steam iron technology and speed up production.
Olympus will supply users of its LEXT OLS3100 confocal laser scanning microscope (cLSM) with 3D surface texture and micro-geometry analysis software based upon Digital Surf’s Mountains technology.
SPI Lasers has increased its air-cooled lasers from 100 to 200W power and water cooled from 200 to 400W power, while also creating unique laser control functions offering direct application benefits across a wide range of laser machining applications.
The University of Dundee and 18 European partners have been granted around £8m to develop a new generation of biomedical lasers.
The Rofin DQ series of lasers were awarded the iF Design Award at the recent CeBIT information technology trade fair in Hannover, Germany.