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10 Jul 19
UK budgets £130M for laser and RF weapons development

Ministry of Defence aiming to develop three new directed energy weapon demonstrators, with trials planned for 2023.

03 Jul 19
NASA Jet Propulsion Lab installs SuperCam on Mars 2020 rover

Camera, laser, spectrometer combination specified to identify "pencil point" targets from 6m away.

02 Jul 19
Analog Devices and First Sensor to develop new lidar solutions

Optimizing interconnect between APDs and TIAs is partners' focus – with the aim of accelerating “future of autonomous driving”.

02 Jul 19
Luminate NY competition backs photonics SMEs

Ovitz wins top prize to assist with growth and product development.

01 Jul 19
LASER 2019: "Bigger and better"

Organizer Messe München publishes an upbeat review of the expanded conference and expo.

25 Jun 19
LASER 2019: Gérard Mourou: ‘Don’t work to win the Nobel Prize’

Nobel Laureate wows Munich with CPA plenary talk and entertains crowd with extended Q&A session.

25 Jun 19
LASER 2019: Silicon photonics progress exceeds wildest expectations

Prof. Michal Lipson's plenary says silicon photonics is reaching unexpected applications, solving lidar and neuroscience challenges and more.

24 Jun 19
LASER 2019: global plenary takes sonic tour of the cosmos

Karsten Danzmann entertains this year’s LASER Congress with a journey through the sounds of the universe.

20 Jun 19
SPIE snaps up Photonex events

Optics and photonics society looking to bring 'worldwide visibility' to the UK show with deal to buy organizer Xmark Media.

20 Jun 19
Photonics industry 'ready to invest up to €100B in R&I' to work with EC…

...in requested new PPP as part of Horizon Europe 2021-2027, argues European platform Photonics21.

17 Jun 19
Phablabs 4.0 project encourages girls into STEM sector

EU photonics initiative being staged in 10 European countries; 1221 girls have attended engagement activities since 2018.

13 Jun 19
Queen's Birthday Honours reward photonics stars

UK science and industry figures recognized for research, education and business achievements.

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