The stringent requirements for ground and space-based telescopes are driving the development of innovative materials and optical systems, Matthew Dale reports
The Fraunhofer Institute for Laser Technology (ILT), based in Aachen, Germany, has developed a new ablative process for the ultra-precise machining of aspherical optics
Optoelectronic component manufacturer II‐VI has announced its intent to acquire CoAdna, a manufacturer of optical components, for approximately $85 million in cash
In order to enable the technologies of tomorrow, optics manufacturers need to continue to invest in innovation and new techniques, writes Dan Adams, product marketing manager at Edmund Optics
The UK Space Agency is working with Glyndŵr University’s OpTIC Technology Centre and the SETsquared Partnership to launch an entrepreneurial programme to get more entrepreneurs into space
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.
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
Casting has begun for the fifth mirror of the Giant Magellan Telescope (GMT), a 24.5-metre near infrared and visible telescope comprising seven 8.4-metre mirror segments
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