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12 Feb 14
NIF hails fusion breakthrough

Fusion with fuel gain demonstrated for first time at the giant laser facility in California.

12 Feb 14
Photonics R&D breakthroughs share in $300,000 Rank Prizes

Strained-layer laser structures and atomic clock-on-chip projects recognised.

30 Jan 14
Moti Segev wins Israel Prize for soliton work

Professor at Technion, Israel’s Institute of Technology, recognised for inspirational achievements.

28 Jan 14
Fraunhofer team appears at UK Parliament

Business, innovation and skills committee session questions Centre for Applied Photonics chief Martin Dawson on obstacles to innovation.

24 Jan 14
Irish photonics center launches with eye on ICT and medicine

€30 million Tyndall-led research center for photonic integration aiming to create hundreds of new jobs.

31 Dec 13
Year in review: the story of 2013

From laser-printed spaceships to vision implants for the blind – the photonics stories that helped define the year.

23 Dec 13
United Nations proclaims 2015 'International Year of Light'

Global effort set to boost public and political appreciation of optics and photonics technologies.

17 Dec 13
Europe signs off €3.5BN public-private partnership

European Commissioner Neelie Kroes hails deal as of ‘vital economic importance’, but budget is half that originally proposed.

16 Dec 13
UK firm AFE wins EPIC entrepreneurship award

Advanced Fibreoptic Engineering emerged in the wake of the telecoms bubble.

11 Dec 13
VDMA's Photonics Forum appoints industry-focused steering committee

Committee will define strategic direction for the photonics division of the German engineering group.

10 Dec 13
President of France sees optical biopsies in action

François Hollande visits Cellvizio developer Mauna Kea Technologies in Paris.

05 Dec 13
Ultrafast laser team wins German Future Prize

Bosch, Trumpf and the University of Jena representatives share 2013 award presented by German federal president.

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