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06 Nov 19
Ultimate Holography creates images of ‘unprecedented’ quality

French firm’s Chimera printer obviates costly lasers, slow printing, limited fov, and unsaturated color.

06 Nov 19
Coherent looks to innovate amid 'irrational' competition

Weak materials processing market and aggressive fiber and laser diode pricing hit sales in latest quarter.

05 Nov 19
Industry heavyweights collaborate on all-photonics network for pervasive computing

Intel, Sony, and NTT establish a new 'innovation forum' targeting 100-fold improvements to traditional optical networks.

05 Nov 19
nLight sales dented by China competition

US firm launches two new 'Corona' products and a fiber laser welding portfolio as trade tariffs bite into profits.

04 Nov 19
Researchers use 3-D printing to make optical fiber preform

Sydney, Australia-based team also reports creation of “first” silica glass fibers drawn from additively manufactured preforms.

01 Nov 19
Lumentum reports positive Q1 2020 trading, with revenue of $450M

CEO hails "increased scale resulting from organic growth, market share gains and the Oclaro acquisition."

31 Oct 19
Giant Magellan Telescope construction to last until at least 2028

Newly-signed contract details “nine years of work and 1,300 tons of structural steel” before structure ready to accept mirrors.

30 Oct 19
US Navy researchers report energy transfer by kilowatt laser

Power Transmitted Over Laser field demo earlier in 2019 has implications for remotely powering drones and more.

30 Oct 19
Upbeat MKS feels traction with UV picosecond lasers

Stock price approaches record high as the diversified industrial equipment firm prepares for CEO switch.

30 Oct 19
formnext 2019: Fraunhofer ILT spin-off wins Start-up Challenge

Laser Melting Innovations' system for LPBF using metal powder enables SMEs to deploy affordable metallic 3D printing.

30 Oct 19
Smart phone slump hits Cognex profits

Sales down 20% year-on-year as machine vision company targets growth areas in logistics and deep learning.

29 Oct 19
IPG cuts 300 jobs as sales slide again

Stock price down sharply as the Nasdaq-listed company reports subdued demand for industrial fiber laser tools.

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