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05 Jul 22
II-VI to adopt Coherent branding for merged company

Sprawling photonics business will be named Coherent and trade on the Nasdaq under ‘COHR’ ticker symbol.

05 Jul 22
Laser writing offers route to microscale gas sensors

Penn State project uses laser-induced thermal voxels to create customizable device.

30 Jun 22
II-VI poised to complete Coherent merger as China clears deal

Acquisition receives the go-ahead from Chinese regulators and should be completed July 1.

29 Jun 22
Intel Labs reports integrated photonics research advance

A tightly-controlled 8-wavelength laser array on a silicon wafer with matched power and uniform spacing.

29 Jun 22
NASA announces launch delay for Psyche asteroid mission

$1 billion mission is planned to feature deep space optical communications demo; NASA now “assessing options”.

29 Jun 22
Hamamatsu snaps up NKT Photonics

Developer of photonic crystal fiber and supercontinuum lasers set to become part of the Japanese company next year.

28 Jun 22
Dxcover’s FTIR spectroscopy biopsy promising for pancreatic cancer diagnosis

Small sample proof of concept study used ATR-FTIR on dried blood serum; Scotland-based firm to develop US operation.

28 Jun 22
Optical KDP crystal made in space now on sale

Redwire opens new commercial market as it announces first sale of optical crystal fabricated on the International Space Station.

28 Jun 22
Biofinder device spots biological residues via fluorescence imaging

University of Hawaii platform could help NASA detect organics on planetary bodies.

28 Jun 22
imec spin-off lands €7M seed funding for holographic reality optics

Swave Photonics says its technology delivers life-like 3D imagery with no need for bulky headsets or prescription glasses.

27 Jun 22
Quo vadis – where is laser development headed?

Fraunhofer ILT and partners report on the outputs of last month’s AKL 2022 laser congress in Germany.

27 Jun 22
SPIE summit will bring together policymakers and industry leaders

Event in Washington D.C. to highlight U.S. efforts in key sectors enabled by photonics.

 
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