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28 Feb 24
Luminar hopeful of Volvo boost by mid-2024

Automotive lidar firm expects delayed launch of EX90 car to serve as 'major inflexion point'.

28 Feb 24
Tower Semiconductor ready to ramp Scintil's laser-integrated PICs

Grenoble firm says 'pivotal' milestone reinforces its supply chain amid growing demand driven by AI and 5G requirements.

27 Feb 24
Terahertz biosensor spots early signs of skin cancer

Queen Mary device using THz metasurfaces distinguishes healthy from cancerous tissue.

27 Feb 24
Aktiia lands $30M to scale optical blood pressure wristband monitors

Swiss firm secures backing from group including Redalpine and Khosla Ventures.

27 Feb 24
UK funds 'future telecommunications' challenge projects

PureLiFi, Fraunhofer, Alter, and Vector Photonics among those sharing in £22 million research effort.

27 Feb 24
Metalenz joins forces with Samsung to scale polarization ID sensor

The US metamaterials startup and Korean industrial giant confirm collaboration at Barcelona's Mobile World Congress event.

26 Feb 24
IonQ claims quantum interconnect advance

Quantum computing firm says it has generated photons entangled with ions repeatedly and reproducibly.

26 Feb 24
Universal Display hopeful of 2024 rebound

OLED materials pioneer saw sales drop in 2023, but is confident of growing adoption in foldable phones, TVs, and cars.

23 Feb 24
nLight tempers 2024 growth expectations

High-power fiber and diode laser firm has won more than $200 million in recent defense-related business.

22 Feb 24
Helmholz Center Berlin builds multiparameter optical test instrument

‘CLIMAT’ system measures up to 14 different variables – for materials and solar cell applications.

21 Feb 24
‘Chuck’ Mattera to retire as CEO of Coherent

Board commences executive search; company reaffirms fiscal 2024 guidance.

21 Feb 24
DustPhotonics to ramp 800G silicon photonics chip

Latest $24 million investment by venture backers will support scaling of 'Carmel' products.

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.

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.

Anti-reflective coatings for infrared applications on IG6 substrates 11 Oct 2023


Chalcogenide glasses, due to their unique optical properties, open new prospects for infrared optics in various fields of industry and science. This paper presents a technology that has been developed to overcome the long-term problems associated with the adhesion of coatings to glass and contributes to the development of more durable coatings.

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.

2023 Technology Webinar Series

  • 12 – 14 Jun ~ Industrial Lasers & Materials Processing
  • 20 – 22 Sep ~ High speed imaging, CMOS sensor technology
  • 22 – 24 Nov ~ Photonics for life science applications

Media Pack Guide to Webinars

Key Suppliers
Admesy B.V.Shanghai Optics IncMOXTEK, INC. (MICROSITE REMOVED FOR 2023- Looking to come back 2024)Knight Optical LtdHamamatsu Photonics Europe GmbHFocuslight TechnologiesNKT Photonics A/SIntrinsic Crystal Technology Co.,Ltd (ICC)AvantierArcher OpTx, Inc.Hitronics Technologies Inc.Master Bond Inc.BitFlow, Inc.
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