daily coverage of the optics & photonics industry and the markets that it serves
Featured Showcases
Photonics West Showcase
15 Apr 24
Dragon Fire laser program accelerating to equip UK navy

Ministry of Defence to install the weapon system on Royal Navy ships.

15 Apr 24
Fraunhofer IOF researchers develop goSCOUT3D handheld scanner

Enables 3D analysis of objects; scanner has been connected to Boston Dynamics “robot dog”.

11 Apr 24
Novel UV broadband spectrometer revolutionizes air pollution analysis

TU Graz's laser-based technology enables continual RT monitoring of contaminants.

11 Apr 24
SPIE Optical Systems Design: reviewing Kingslake and polishing up ELT

Highlights from Tuesday’s meetings co-located with SPIE Photonics Europe and exhibitions.

11 Apr 24
SPIE Photonics Europe pulls a big crowd to Strasbourg

Highlights from Monday’s meetings co-located with SPIE Optical Systems Design and exhibitions.

11 Apr 24
CU Boulder SAURON sensor spots airborne chemical threats

Laser frequency combs will allow platform to detect species of concern among multiple atmospheric signals.

10 Apr 24
Fraunhofer ILT announces ‘dawn of laser-based optics production’

Digitally controlled laser processes save both time and costs in production of aspheres, freeform optics.

10 Apr 24
International partnership formed to enable 3D printing on the moon

LZH and TU Berlin partner with Astrobotic to equip lander with compact laser to process moondust.

10 Apr 24
Cars and wearables poised to drive thermal imaging market

Analyst report suggests new applications will help propel steady growth towards a $9BN market in 2029.

10 Apr 24
Private equity group agrees $19M acquisition of Inrad Optics

Luxium partnership says new owners will accelerate investment into large-format optical components and more.

10 Apr 24
KAIST and MIT develop compact Raman platform

Swept-source design and new signal processing meet "tremendous need for portable Raman system."

09 Apr 24
University of Shanghai Sci&Tech develops new holography approach

“Virtual digital phase modulation” for computer-generated process advances real-time 3D displays.

Unlike emCCD or sCMOS intensified cameras allow for photon detection down to 4ns. Photon Lines’ partner, Excelitas PCO explains this exciting part of their range 16 May 2023

Photon Lines / PCO

pco.dicam – a family of nine MCP image intensified camera systems offering extremely short exposure/shutter times. The choice of the photocathodes allows selection of spectral behaviour for different applications. Download the white paper here.

Imaging in Challenging Lighting Conditions — A Better Way 07 Sep 2023

Teledyne Lumenera

Choosing just the right camera for a particular application can be difficult. Common cameras specifications that are normally considered include resolution and frame rate. However, lighting is an external factor that is potentially even more important to consider. This document highlights how high conversion gain (HCG) and low conversion gain (LCG) camera capabilities can be beneficial in challenging lighting conditions, along with examples of imaging applications where these challenges commonly occur.

Improving Calibration Accuracy for High-End Spectroradiometers 06 Oct 2023


Admesy introduces a groundbreaking calibration concept that surpasses the limitations of conventional calibration light sources.

Making Raman Measurements Reproducible 28 Mar

Wasatch Photonics

Raman OEM applications need consistent spectra to deliver dependable answers. A good-quality OEM spectrometer should, by design, exhibit low unit-to-unit variability from the start, and any remaining small differences should be corrected in order to achieve the most robust and repeatable analytical outcomes in the field. Learn how to achieve >99.5% unit-to-unit agreement using a series of simple corrections.

2024 Technology Webinar Series

  • Stay tuned for the 2024 series.

Media Pack Guide to Webinars

Key Suppliers
Admesy B.V.MOXTEK, INC. (MICROSITE REMOVED FOR 2023- Looking to come back 2024)Archer OpTx, Inc.BitFlow, Inc.Hitronics Technologies Inc.AvantierKnight Optical LtdNKT Photonics A/SShanghai Optics IncMaster Bond Inc.Focuslight TechnologiesHamamatsu Photonics Europe GmbHHENAN UM OPTICS LTD
Vision Focus
AR/VR/MR Focus
Photonex Review
© 2024 SPIE Europe
Top of Page