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21 Jun 17
Physik Instrumente lands ELT actuator contract

Nearly 800 quarter-tonne segments of giant primary mirror will be controlled by PI’s position actuators.

21 Jun 17
Aachen Center for 3D Printing opens in Germany

University and Fraunhofer venture is said to be “the world’s largest SLM facility”.

20 Jun 17
LASER 2017 product preview part 4: fiber lasers

The long term trend of the industry developing ever more fiber lasers in different designs and powers continues at this year's show.

20 Jun 17
Photonics makes a mark at Paris Air Show

Sensors and systems from Raytheon, Sofradir and Oxsensis unveiled at giant aerospace exhibition.

15 Jun 17
LASER 2017: Product launches preview - part 3

Show highlights from Laser Zentrum Hannover, Jenoptik, Scanlab, and the Ferdinand-Braun-Institut.

15 Jun 17
Photothermal imaging reveals details of mitochondrial networks

Technique offers alternative to currently used techniques and avoids complex sample preparation.

13 Jun 17
Lidar to protect world’s longest floating bridge against high winds

Norway's new 1100km coastal Euro-highway will rely on understanding wind behavior using new lidar-based measurement method.

13 Jun 17
Crick Institute invests in 'virtual lens' microscopy kit

Ptychography equipment developed by UK-based Phasefocus offers label-free imaging of live cells.

13 Jun 17
Sentinel-2B beams back images via laser space network

Near-instantaneous delivery of high-resolution imagery to Alphasat geostationary relay station nearly 36,000 km away.

08 Jun 17
LASER 2017: Product launches preview – part 2

More early announcements from suppliers including II-VI, Raylase, Lumentum, Ingeneric, and NKT Photonics.

07 Jun 17
Quantum uplink offers satellite 'blueprint'

Canada team demonstrates proof-of-principle with quantum key uplink from ground transmitter to passing plane.

07 Jun 17
Combined fluorescence microscopy and MRI reveals neural dynamics

Integrating the two techniques helps to link microscopic activity with larger behavior of nervous system.

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