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Photonics World
26 Jan 17
University of Twente opens Fraunhofer R&D center in Netherlands

Photonics-heavy program aims to innovate across “valley of death” to keep Dutch and German industry at competitive forefront.

25 Jan 17
Westminster debate shines a light on UK photonics

Parliament discusses looming threat of Brexit and the role that photonics might play in the UK’s new industrial strategy.

25 Jan 17
Photonics West 2017: Southampton's ORC preview

Progress includes: on-wafer testing for Si-photonics, laser and fiber progress, power-scaling of radially-polarised beams.

19 Jan 17
3D-printed robot fingertip wins in Soft Robotics contest

Harvard SEAS competition rewards low-cost tactile sensor, artificial fin, deformation sensor and robot "worm".

17 Jan 17
Shanghai team develops 'world's brightest VUV free-electron laser'

Dalian Coherent Light Source offers tunability from 50 nm to 150 nm in the vacuum ultraviolet spectrum.

11 Jan 17
Startup Challenge shortlist spans health, food safety and smart cars

SPIE Photonics West 2017 is almost upon us and with it diverse photonics competitions and new promotional events.

10 Jan 17
GE investing $10m in additive manufacturing education

School and college programs to develop talent in 3D production technologies and strengthen GE's position in emerging markets.

10 Jan 17
Corning picks up 'Emmy' recognizing optical fiber impact

Gong celebrates growing influence of low-loss optical fiber on broadcast technology in a bandwidth-hungry world.

09 Jan 17
CES 2017 round-up: LeddarTech, FLIR, Kopin, Vuzix et al

Thermal imaging for drones, augmented reality headsets and smart sunglasses vied for attention with autonomous vehicle technology at the Las Vegas jamboree.

05 Jan 17
ADB Safegate wins Best Swedish Optics & Photonics Company 2016

Airplane safety and handling systems developer recognized by PhotonicSweden for innovation, cost-saving, and business growth.

03 Jan 17
Katarina Svanberg wins SPIE Gold Medal

Past president wins the society’s most prestigious award for biophotonics work including cancer diagnostics.

15 Dec 16
ON Semi sensor fab chosen for AIM Photonics manufacturing

'Cornerstone' test, assembly and packaging facility at the Eastman Business Park in Rochester previously hosted Kodak’s CCD expertise.

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