Team operating the giant laser system fired has a 1.3MJ ultraviolet beam at a substitute target and also set a new world record for neutron yield.
Hillary Clinton and Julia Gillard announce joint effort focused on making solar electricity competitive with conventional sources by 2015.
Small but fast-growing UK photovoltaics sector requires more cohesion, but should ultimately present a major opportunity for the local photonics industry.
Exhibition space for the San Francisco event is selling fast, while paper submissions are up 7% on 2010, say organizers.
Frozen science budget may see reduced utilization of the latest photonics research tools, but UK scientists had been braced for a more dramatic impact.
Export restrictions have sent the price of cerium oxide through the roof, and highlighted the industry's vulnerability to Chinese imports.
Two-week modular training course organized by the Photonics Team at Vrije Universiteit Brussel is scheduled for next January.
More than one-fifth of the early-stage cleantech companies tipped to make a significant market impact in the near future rely on optical technologies.
A combination of lower cell costs, feed-in tariffs and innovative module designs is set to drive a huge expansion of building-integrated photovoltaics.
Four new power plants are to be installed as part of UA's Solar Zone, which will become the largest multi-technology solar evaluation site in the US.
The deadline for entries to this year's Prism Awards is fast approaching: make sure you apply by September 17.
Leading figures say that cuts to the technology services company's historic Malvern site will have a severe impact on the UK's photonics technology base, and hurt the economic recovery.