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11 Jun 18
SPIE Astro 2018: opening plenaries set scene for JWST mission

Lee Feinberg and John Mather cover the past, present and future of the James Webb Space Telescope.

05 Jun 18
UK quantum chiefs urge MPs to back funding commitment for industry phase

David Delpy and Sir Peter Knight seeking £338M in phase-two backing for the National Quantum Technologies Programme.

05 Jun 18
Jenoptik to invest €11M in new production facility for metrology

Focus is on smart manufacturing and automation based on optical and photonic technologies.

30 May 18
Solar boom: installed capacity expected to double by 2023

China drives market as global PV generating capacity approaches the terawatt level.

29 May 18
ELI facilities bid to be an ‘ERIC’ research project

Carlo Rizzuto, Director General ELI-DC, gives an update on latest developments at Eastern Europe's high energy laser facilities.

17 May 18
UNESCO's International Day of Light debuts in Paris

Following success of year-long festival in 2015, IDL aims to promote and share the benefits of light projects worldwide.

17 May 18
Glasgow MP voices Brexit fears at foundry open day

Carol Monaghan MP, who has a degree in laser physics and optoelectronics, says exit from European Union presents major concerns for the UK’s photonics industry.

16 May 18
Fraunhofer IWS process boost for Rolls Royce aircraft engines

Frank Brückner and Mirko Riede (IWS) and Dan Roth-Fagaraseanu (RR) win 2018 Joseph von Fraunhofer Prize of the Year.

14 May 18
September launch eyed for key AIM Photonics facility

US foundry offers small companies a unique asset: sharing a multi-project wafer (MPW) on a state-of-the-art production line.

09 May 18
Laserline team lands first prize at AKL

Collaboration with Volkswagen and Scansonic delivers improved brazing process for auto industry.

27 Apr 18
SPIE Photonics Europe: Harvard student tops AR/VR design challenge

Zhujun Shi awarded top score for her presentation on metamaterial-based waveguide displays.

24 Apr 18
SPIE Photonics Europe: startups debut at the Innovation Village

Multi-purpose QCL gas spectrometers and vital sign monitors inside MRI scanners among the optical technologies transferring out of European labs.

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