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09 Apr 18
Zeiss breaks ground on Karlsruhe startup hub

Optics giant intends €30M site to turn innovative ideas into 'market-ready' products.

06 Apr 18
SPIE appoints Kent Rochford as new CEO

Former NIST top executive brings broad research, technology, and leadership experience; to replace retiring Eugene Arthurs.

28 Mar 18
Spacecraft 'issues' delay Webb telescope launch another year

Extension of final integration and test phase sees launch window pushed back to May 2020.

21 Mar 18
Laser-directed vehicles in airport trial

London Gatwick said to be the first airport to trial autonomous vehicles for shuttling staff across the airfield.

15 Mar 18
OFC 2018 focuses on higher-speed optical networks

Week-long communications expo relocates to San Diego, expecting more than 15,000 attendees.

12 Mar 18
Photonics21 annual meeting considers FP9 options amid budget uncertainties

Annual gathering of Europe’s representative group gets to work on strategic priorities for 2021-2027.

07 Mar 18
ACTPHAST renewal promises 750 new jobs

Follow-up funding of €10 million for the Brussels-based photonics innovation hub expected to support 100 product innovations.

07 Mar 18
Democrat leader Schumer outlines plan to 'save' Rochester laser lab

High-profile senator calls for new five-year co-operative agreement expanding the Laboratory for Laser Energetics' activities.

28 Feb 18
Ultra-fast graphene photonics powers next-gen datacoms

"World first" live demonstration at the Graphene Pavilion at this week's Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.

28 Feb 18
EUV lithography: on the brink of volume production

State-of-the-art lithography tools are poised for a manufacturing ramp next year, but questions remain over the full extent of the technology’s future deployment.

22 Feb 18
Rochester laser lab slams 'potentially devastating' budget cut

Laboratory for Laser Energetics, home to giant Omega laser for fusion research, is under threat from Trump administration’s science funding cuts.

15 Feb 18
Swiss pair share 2018 Zeiss Research Award

Tobias Kippenberg and Jean-Pierre Wolf recognized for work on frequency combs and ultra-intense laser pulses respectively.

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