National Quantum Initiative wins bipartisan backing for plan to establish quantum sector in the US.
Laser scientists Mourou, Strickland and Ashkin (by proxy) presented Nobel Prizes by King of Sweden, also sharing $1 million.
Winning photonics products will be recognized at special event taking place during Photonics West.
Donation from serial optics entrepreneur Jim Wyant will increase College of Optical Sciences' faculty by nearly one-third.
New open access facility, backed with European regional development funding, is expected to help incubate new photonics SMEs.
Augmented reality, medical, quantum and environmental testing student projects given $45,000 worth of EO equipment.
Quantum, additive manufacturing, navigation, and advanced surveillance among the new fields identified by US government; Photonics West industry session set to discuss the topic.
Comprehensive set of tools expected to push frontiers of 'fiber attach' for multi-project wafers.
NASA set to test Ascent Solar samples for potential use in CubeSat missions.
Self-drive technology was selected by BMW for its 2021 automated drive program.
100-strong board includes 50 from corporate entities, with country representation led by Germany.
But VDMA warns of 2018 slowdown due to China cooling on mobiles; limiting factors of staff and component shortages.