The European Physical Society (EPS) is set to make a formal request for United Nations endorsement of 2015 as an 'International Year of Light'.
Largest ever survey of people working in optics and photonics finds that aerospace is the highest-paid discipline.
As the National Ignition Facility closes in on laser fusion with energy gain, there are calls for the UK to coordinate a dedicated effort.
Omid Kokabee, a PhD candidate at the University of Texas, has been detained in Iran since early 2011.
Organic electronics, concentrated PV and collision-avoidance systems are nominated for the 2011 Deutscher Zukunftspreis.
ESPROS Photonics has built a wafer manufacturing facility literally inside a mountain – from where it plans to make single-chip 3D cameras.
Vahan Garboushian on a breakthrough year for concentrated PV, and why the technology promises to be much more than a niche solution.
Wavefront sensing and adaptive optics technologies used in Hubble and James Webb telescopes now available for licensing and partnerships.
Though some exemptions have been granted, developers of optical glass must continue working towards full removal from the directive.
Grenoble-based NikkoIA is among the winners in a national contest designed to support small companies with innovative technologies.
With many manufacturers now able to turn out LED chips with excellent efficacy, improving the $/lumen cost of high-quality white light is now the key priority.
US government backing for three utility-scale thin-film photovoltaics projects with combined peak output power of more than 1.3GW.