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.
A combination of lower cell costs, feed-in tariffs and innovative module designs is set to drive a huge expansion of building-integrated photovoltaics.
Four new power plants are to be installed as part of UA's Solar Zone, which will become the largest multi-technology solar evaluation site in the US.
The deadline for entries to this year's Prism Awards is fast approaching: make sure you apply by September 17.
Leading figures say that cuts to the technology services company's historic Malvern site will have a severe impact on the UK's photonics technology base, and hurt the economic recovery.
Core and disruptive photonics technologies are in line for more than EUR115 million support under the European Union's information communication technology (ICT) program for 2011-2012.
On-chip refractive-index monitors suit industrial process control and biodetection, as the UK company seeks commercialization partners.