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25 Apr 17
Industry partners set up fiber-optic sensing association

New US-based organization says it will focus on educating industry, government and the general public on the benefits of the technology.

20 Apr 17
IBM confirms AIM Photonics role

Intellectual property licensing agreement expected to aid development of silicon photonics technology.

14 Apr 17
SPIE DCS 2017: advice from Washington - engage, from Trump to City Hall

Photonics industry urged by lobbyist to keep an eye on Jared Kushner, amid potential opportunities in infrastructure, defense and medicine.

14 Apr 17
SPIE DCS 2017: lidar putting optics 'back in the global spotlight'

Industry keynote speaker and Quanergy CEO Louay Eldada tells conference that optics is ‘king again’.

12 Apr 17
SPIE DCS 2017: UK 'leading' quantum tech transition

But industry panel session in Anaheim hears that most quantum applications - particularly computing - remain a long way off.

12 Apr 17
SPIE DCS 2017: fiber sensors tipped for missions to Mars

Anaheim conference hears of myriad future applications for the optical technology in space exploration.

12 Apr 17
Next Scan Technology wins EPIC Phoenix Award 2017

Scanlab subsidiary, developer of polygon scanning systems, recognized for entrepreneurship in photonics.

11 Apr 17
SPIE DCS 2017: America's newest weapon of war - complexity

Plenary speakers including chief of DARPA's Strategic Technology Office cover military and space challenges at California conference.

10 Apr 17
Uber hits back at Waymo in auto lidar court battle

Ride-sharing pioneer denies infringement, saying that – unlike Waymo - it uses a multi-lens optical system.

07 Apr 17
NASA backs laser space propulsion project

Early-stage idea suggests that high-power laser array could propel small craft to nearest exoplanets with a 12-year journey.

04 Apr 17
AIM Photonics workshop ponders 2025 strategies

Sessions at MIT's Samberg Conference Center discuss challenges faced with designing and manufacturing photonic integrated circuits.

30 Mar 17
Photonics21 meet learns of pilot lines progress

A highlight of this week’s annual meeting was a set of positive reports from photonics pilot lines around Europe.

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