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20 Sep 21
OSA rebrands as 'Optica'

New name for The Optical Society references one of the organization's scientific journals.

17 Sep 21
Jenoptik to boost micro-optics production in Dresden

€70M investment in cleanroom facility will more than double capacity of precision components used in lithography equipment.

16 Sep 21
UK armed forces to trial laser weapons from 2023

Three contracts for directed energy systems awarded to consortia, with total value of £72.5M.

16 Sep 21
SPIE Security+Defence: Raman spots traces of buried landmines

Tests at Robert Gordon University confirm ways to remotely identify explosives in soil environments.

15 Sep 21
NeoPhotonics aims tunable laser at coherent lidar for cars and robots

Optoelectronic component maker says its 1550 nm source enables automotive lidar systems to ‘see’ well beyond 200 m.

15 Sep 21
Gigaphoton to build new excimer laser production facility

More stable supply of key sources for semiconductor lithography equipment expected as production capacity is doubled.

15 Sep 21
SPIE Optical Systems Design: freeform lens shrinks desktop laser cutters

Novel beam shaper developed at Vrije University Brussels also enables deeper cuts with compact diode laser systems.

15 Sep 21
Optical lattice clock pioneers win Breakthrough Prize

Hidetoshi Katori and Jun Ye recongized for improved precision of time measurement.

14 Sep 21
SPIE Remote Sensing: Earth observations yield new insights

The ESA future observation program employs multiple optical technologies.

14 Sep 21
SLIM technique assists Covid-19 detection

Beckman Institute and partners employ spatial light-interference microscopy to spot virus.

13 Sep 21
SPIE Security+Defence: TopGaN targets quantum with blue laser diodes

State-of-the-art optical clocks and quantum gravity sensors set to benefit from narrow-linewidth emitters.

13 Sep 21
Optiswiss and Luxexcel collaborate on 3D-printed lenses for eyewear

Dutch and Swiss firms target prescription spectacles and AR smart glasses.

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