At the Cancún climate change summit, the United Nations says that it will develop a road-map detailing the global phase-out of inefficient lighting.
Leaked cable from 2009 shows Hillary Clinton believed that Sofradir's customer Zhejiang Dali Technology was selling imaging systems to Iran.
Hugo Thienpont explains how a new project will offer a risk-free micro-optics service to the commercial sector in Europe.
SPIE and Photonics Media announce short-list for awards night at Photonics West in January, with fiber laser and ultrafast technologies featuring among the nominations.
Team operating the giant laser system fired has a 1.3MJ ultraviolet beam at a substitute target and also set a new world record for neutron yield.
Hillary Clinton and Julia Gillard announce joint effort focused on making solar electricity competitive with conventional sources by 2015.
Small but fast-growing UK photovoltaics sector requires more cohesion, but should ultimately present a major opportunity for the local photonics industry.
Exhibition space for the San Francisco event is selling fast, while paper submissions are up 7% on 2010, say organizers.
Frozen science budget may see reduced utilization of the latest photonics research tools, but UK scientists had been braced for a more dramatic impact.
Export restrictions have sent the price of cerium oxide through the roof, and highlighted the industry's vulnerability to Chinese imports.
Two-week modular training course organized by the Photonics Team at Vrije Universiteit Brussel is scheduled for next January.
More than one-fifth of the early-stage cleantech companies tipped to make a significant market impact in the near future rely on optical technologies.