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28 September 2017

The capability to manufacture vertical cavity surface emitting lasers (VCSEL) using high-volume semiconductor manufacturing techniques has now been made possible, thanks to the sucessful completion of a €23 million EU project

28 September 2017

Dietmar Maximilian Schoeffel, 86, founder of Schoeffel Instruments, innovative engineer and gentleman, died peacefully on September 16

26 September 2017

The Centre National d’Etudes Spatiales, The Research Institute in Astrophysics and Planetology, and electrical engineering giant Thales Group are in the final stages of testing a new laser spectroscopy system for NASA’s upcoming Mars 2020 rover

26 September 2017

Zeiss is constructing a new innovation hub at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), which will host companies such as Nanoscribe as well as high-tech and digital start-ups, to promote sronger links between industry and science

26 September 2017

Edinburgh-based Pyreos has been awarded a grant of almost £1m to help drive forward the next generation of its thin-film pyroelectric infrared sensors

22 September 2017

Researchers at the University of Sydney have produced a photonic microchip that slows down the transmission of digital information by converting light signals into acoustic waves

22 September 2017

Chinese researchers have developed a Doppler lidar system that could lead to better anticipation of hurricane formation and movement, enabling earlier evacuation warnings

21 September 2017

CST Global, a UK-based semiconductor foundry, has received a UK government grant of £202,056 to develop a single mode vertical cavity surface emitting laser as part of a project producing commercial miniature atomic clocks

18 September 2017

Greater Rochester Enterprise (GRE), an economic development organisation formed to attract new businesses to the region, and the New York Photonics Industry Association, a non-profit that promotes the New York State optics, photonics and imaging industry, have formed a strategic alliance

12 September 2017

ULO Optics, a global manufacturer of infrared optics, has purchased Laser Beam Products

12 September 2017

The University of Huddersfield’s Institute of Railway Research (IRR) in the UK is investigating the use of Distributed Acoustic Sensing technology to detect faults on the railways

12 September 2017

A team of scientists has improved the light absorption of crystalline solar cells by integrating a sub-micron thin, nanophotonic silicon film for the first time

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