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03 Nov 21
UK Photonics Vision for 2035 predicts ‘£50 billion industry’

Leadership Group expects significant growth in photonics-related employment and economic impact.

02 Nov 21
Registration opens for SPIE Photonics West 2022

World’s largest annual optics and photonics conference and exhibition returns to San Francisco’s Moscone Center in January.

02 Nov 21
US DOE awards $40M to support ‘grid decarbonizing’ solar technologies...

...and as Cop26 takes place in Glasgow, photonics firms and agencies announce projects, countermeasures to combat climate change.

28 Oct 21
Giant filters ready for Vera Rubin Telescope camera integration

Last of six meter-scale optical components delivered to SLAC, with CCD camera’s shipment to Chile expected next summer.

28 Oct 21
AIM Photonics wins $321M to further its silicon photonics R&D

New round of funding will enable next stage of development for defense applications and other capabilities.

27 Oct 21
Compact and multimodal OCT demonstrate technique's growth potential

Survey finds that three decades after its invention OCT is set to support a $1.5 billion market.

25 Oct 21
IPG Photonics reports death of its founder Valentin Gapontsev

Dr. Gapontsev was “unique combination of scientist, entrepreneur and leader,” says industrial fiber laser giant.

14 Oct 21
Giant Webb scope takes final Earthly steps toward launch

ESA and NASA now preparing this long-awaited mission for launch on Ariane 5 from Europe’s Spaceport on December 18th.

14 Oct 21
Laser treatment said to rejuvenate vaginal tissue ‘no better than placebo’

Fractional CO2 laser treatments to cut symptoms of menopause might not work at all, suggest new trials by UNSW, Sydney.

13 Oct 21
On-board optics group sets up working group for waveguide interconnects

Consortium For On-Board Optics seeks ‘missing piece of the puzzle’ in development of board-level optical links.

11 Oct 21
Messe Stuttgart reports great success at in-person VISION 2021

Around 5,400 trade visitors attended last week's Stuttgart machine vision expo; industry award winners named.

01 Oct 21
Photonex 2021: SPIE and Birmingham announce $800,000 photonics education fund

SPIE Optics and Photonics Champion Academy to develop leaders in research, mentorship, and science communication.

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