University of Southampton professor and photonics entrepreneur becomes Sir David Payne.
Turkey-inspired developers of excimer laser technology for vision correction honored by President Obama.
Big Blue says breakthrough shows feasibility of silicon nanophotonics for chip manufacturing.
Three-year plan shifts emphasis towards nuclear stockpile stewardship and fundamental science, though ignition remains a key goal.
MEPs vote in favor of a new single European patent system – with expected benefits for high-tech SMEs.
SPIE and dozens of other member societies and universities call for a bipartisan political solution to protect US research.
Photonics and sensors – though not biophotonics – projects are set to be funded under a “fast-track” scheme worth up to £10 million.
Optical, manufacturing firms pool talents to target lab-on-chip, optical MEMs sectors.
EE Times’ “Silicon 60: Hot Start-Ups to Watch” names eight promising photonics companies.
November's American Academy of Ophthalmology meeting heard of new instruments using laser technology.
Tiny piezoelectric modules move hundreds of lenses to allow unprecedented image detail.
Brain imaging, narcotics detection and an atmospheric ash monitor all feature in short-list for annual competition.