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Photonics World
26 Apr 16
Sentinel 1B launched to complete radar pair

ESA fires satellite into orbit to extend laser communications and advanced imaging capability for earth scanning.

21 Apr 16
Photonics firms recognised in Queen's Awards for exports and innovation

Among more than 240 British businesses celebrating monarch’s 90th birthday with awards.

19 Apr 16
SPIE DCS 2016: AIM Photonics still seeking partners

Speakers outline interest in the potential application of integrated photonics devices to threat detection.

19 Apr 16
SPIE DCS 2016: space – the sensing frontier

DARPA plenary talk focuses on developing airport-like convenience for satellite launches and robotic in-space servicing.

14 Apr 16
Graphene workshop bets on carbon futures

Day-long conference at Photonics Europe considers roadmap to real markets for integrated devices.

11 Apr 16
Zygo sues SUNY for 'unpaid' $2.6M EUV work

Precision optical metrology firm says the university has not paid in full for its development of EUV optics equipment.

07 Apr 16
AIM Photonics reports progress at Photonics Europe

CEO Michael Liehr gives overview of new American Manufacturing Institute for Integrated Photonics.

29 Mar 16
AIA launches startup competition for vision technology innovators

$10,000 prize awaits winning company using vision systems in “new and unique ways”. Application deadline is April 7.

24 Mar 16
Boost for BRAIN Initiative funds in President's budget request

Proposed budget calls for 45% funding increase as the US Department of Energy joins the multi-agency neurotechnologies program.

22 Mar 16
Jenoptik mourns trailblazer Lothar Späth

Entrepreneur who guided Jenoptik during post-unification Germany dies at the age of 78.

17 Mar 16
European photonics research wins € millions of funding

EC invests €30m to speed access to market of 15 innovative technologies - including 5 based on photonics.

09 Mar 16
Salary survey highlights gender pay gap in photonics

Median salary for women in photonics is nearly 30% lower than for men, finds latest global survey by SPIE. Is the photonics industry sexist?

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