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20 Aug 19
NASA backs photonics tech for small satellite development program

Optical communications for CubeSats and solar-sail propulsion projects each get $400,000 for nine-month study.

20 Aug 19
Vanderbilt’s Mahadevan-Jansen elected to SPIE presidential chain

To become Society’s President in 2022, Anita Mahadevan-Jansen is leader in biomedical engineering and biophotonics.

20 Aug 19
Velodyne files patent complaints against Hesai and RoboSense

California firm claims that imported Chinese auto lidar systems violate US competition law.

20 Aug 19
Stemmer Imaging announces ‘strong’ Q4 and 2019 as expansion continues

Q4 sales up 14.7% thanks to strong project business; annual revenue up by 8.3% to €109 million.

19 Aug 19
Revolutionary optics take shape in Tucson

Giant components fabricated at the Caris Mirror Lab will take astronomy to the next level.

16 Aug 19
Researchers cut optical backscatter to boost data transmission

Process exploits interaction of light and sound waves to suppress the scattering by material defects.

16 Aug 19
SPIE O+P 2019: optics meets geology with multiphoton gemstone probe

Non-invasive technique uses second- and third-harmonic generation to map crystal structures.

14 Aug 19
SPIE O+P 2019: giant optics to expand search for life

Huge mirror components fabricated at Tucson mirror laboratory are destined for the Giant Magellan Telescope.

14 Aug 19
UV LEDs key to more hygienic beer brewing: Fraunhofer R&D project

Mercury-free technology also suitable for disinfecting brew water, and tops for bottled beer and other drinks.

14 Aug 19
II-VI acquisition of Finisar delayed

Reorganized II-VI readies for 'plug and play' merger once Chinese authorities approve re-filed deal.

14 Aug 19
NvisionVLE platform receives further FDA approval

NinePoint Medical instrument cleared for use in the pancreas and bile duct.

14 Aug 19
SPIE O+P 2019: society launches $2.5M endowment matching program

Inaugural grant of $500,000 creates chair in optical sciences at the University of Arizona.

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