09 January 2018

Silicon photonics firm Rockley Photonics, has announced a joint venture with Chinese fibre optic cable manufacturer, Hengtong Optic-Electric, to produce optical transceiver modules based on its silicon photonics technology

09 January 2018

Jenoptik has opened an application centre in Silicon Valley, California, to enhance customer proximity and support growth in the United States.

08 January 2018

Miniature spectrometers with ultra-resolving power could soon be realised, by taking inspiration from the abdominal scales of Australian peacock spiders, an international research team report in Nature Communications.

05 January 2018

Automotive lidar manufacture Velodyne has announced a 50 per cent cost reduction for its most popular sensor system, with the intention of making autonomous driving technology more accessible and to encourage an increased uptake of lidar technology around the world

04 January 2018

A laser-driven technique for creating fusion that doesn't require radioactive fuel elements and leaves no toxic radioactive waste is now within reach, according to researchers from the University of New South Wales (UNSW) Sydney

03 January 2018

A single metalens capable of focusing the entire visible spectrum of light to a single point and in high resolution has been developed by a team of researchers at the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

02 January 2018

The Optoelectronics Research Centre (ORC), based at the University of Southampton, UK, is heading a £6.1 million programme funded by the UK’s EPSRC to develop the next generation of fibre optics

02 January 2018

Edmund Optics has acquired ITOS, a producer of optical components based in Mainz, Germany

13 December 2017

A wideband sensor able to measure toxic gasses at speeds of 120km/h and heights of 4,000 metres has been developed by European researchers

08 December 2017

Records in both annual sales and orders received have been broken by laser manufacturers throughout 2017, with global politics having little effect on business so far

08 December 2017

Researchers from the University of Utah, United States, have developed a lidar mapping tool that could help firefighters make crucial safety decisions with an eagle's eye view.

08 December 2017

Nanostructures of the wing of the black butterfly can be transferred to solar cells to enhance their absorption rates by up to 200 per cent, researchers have found