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26 Jun 
LASER 2019: China faces '15 to 20%' laser market downturn

Han's Laser's CTO Qitao Hue paints mixed picture of increasing laser self sufficiency compromised by manufacturing slump and geopolitical maneuvring.

21 Jun 
IQE stock plunges on 'far-reaching' impact of Huawei ban

London-listed epiwafer foundry slumps 40% on what CEO calls 'unprecedented times' for semiconductor industry.

18 Jun 
Optics to power Corning's new four-year growth plan

Glass giant sees major adoption of fiber for 5G connectivity and hyperscale data centers driving sales and earnings.

25 Jun 
LASER 2019: German firms tout auto lidar components

Startup and major players target hot emerging market with MEMS mirrors, laser diodes and smart CMOS detectors.

24 Jun 
LASER 2019: Tributes for retiring Poprawe as he considers industrial laser trends

“Digital photonics processing along the lines of Industry 4.0” anticipates higher speeds and smarter metal parts, defined by their functionality, thanks to lasers.

24 Jun 
LASER 2019: sector analysis shows climate-protection potential

Report by German high-tech industry group Spectaris and partners suggests photonics tech will save at least 3 billion tons of CO2 per year by 2030.

26 Jun 
LASER 2019: quantum sensor set to predict Etna eruptions

Laser-based quantum gravimeter under development at µQUANS scheduled to be field-tested on Europe’s biggest volcano in June 2020.

26 Jun 
LASER 2019: Laserline and Nuburu demo kilowatt blue power

Panel session talks highlight systematic advantages of welding with 450 nm diode sources.

18 Jun 
Laser-metal interaction process scrutinized with X-ray movies

US-based researchers find microscopic manufacturing flaws and suggest routes to improvement of welding and treatments.

25 Jun 
LASER 2019: Gérard Mourou: ‘Don’t work to win the Nobel Prize’

Nobel Laureate wows Munich with CPA plenary talk and entertains crowd with extended Q&A session.

25 Jun 
LASER 2019: Silicon photonics progress exceeds wildest expectations

Prof. Michal Lipson's plenary says silicon photonics is reaching unexpected applications, solving lidar and neuroscience challenges and more.

24 Jun 
LASER 2019: global plenary takes sonic tour of the cosmos

Karsten Danzmann entertains this year’s LASER Congress with a journey through the sounds of the universe.

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