Mass production of laser diodes and backwards–compatible optical data storage recognized with biennial Zukunftspreis.
As photonics leaders in the US put their case for funding research to politicians, the laser pioneer picks up Washington’s new award.
The deadline for the 2012-2013 Prism Awards expires at end of September.
Survey of more than 7500 people working in photonics suggests that nearly nine in ten find their job highly satisfying.
European Southern Observatory (ESO) director general Tim de Zeeuw looks back on a half-century of intercontinental astronomical collaboration.
Report recommends a coordinated national photonics initiative and demands better economic data to support the case for funding it.
High-power bursts of light from femtosecond system are being honed for new compact particle accelerators.
New strategic plan and recommendations from 18-strong steering committee will represent “sound investment” for photonics R&D.
192-laser shot at National Ignition Facility hits 2 mm target with 1.8 MJ, 500 TW – a new high.
The first privately funded deep-space mission will map the inner solar system and track dangerous asteroids.
Public consultation on adoption of solid-state lighting calls for more co-ordination at European level.
LASYS 2012, IFSW Stuttgart and Trumpf suggest that disk lasers are holding their own in laser manufacturing applications.