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01 Oct 21
Photonex 2021: SPIE and Birmingham announce $800,000 photonics education fund

SPIE Optics and Photonics Champion Academy to develop leaders in research, mentorship, and science communication.

01 Oct 21
Photonex 2021: Product showcase (part 2)

optics.org reviews a batch of the new launches and solutions on show in Glasgow, this week.

29 Sep 21
Photonex 2021: Developing the role of photonics in a changing world

Carol Monaghan MP tells photonics sector to make its voice heard, pay new starters more, and embrace a more diverse employment pool.

29 Sep 21
Photonex 2021: Glasgow University launches Centre for Quantum Technology

$1 million joint funding from SPIE and university to establish Glasgow as internationally recognised center of excellence for quantum.

14 Sep 21
SLIM technique assists Covid-19 detection

Beckman Institute and partners employ spatial light-interference microscopy to spot virus.

13 Sep 21
SPIE Security+Defence: TopGaN targets quantum with blue laser diodes

State-of-the-art optical clocks and quantum gravity sensors set to benefit from narrow-linewidth emitters.

08 Sep 21
IQE sees flat outlook as VCSEL market matures with smaller chips

UK epiwafer foundry also says it has identified a successor to outgoing CEO Drew Nelson.

06 Sep 21
UK invests £4M in world’s largest robotic telescope

The £24M New Robotic Telescope to be situated on La Palma, Spain, will be 4x more sensitive than previous record-holder.

01 Sep 21
Aurora outlines commercial roll-out for silicon photonics lidar

Updated 'Fusion' hardware for autonomous vehicles harnesses Doppler Effect to determine position and velocity of hazards.

26 Aug 21
PROSCOPE project aims for early-stage bowel cancer detection

Multimodal platform should allow cellular-level colon imaging in real-time.

25 Aug 21
Blood spectroscopy test shows promise for Covid-19 triage

Rapid, low-cost blood analysis with standard FTIR equipment helps identify those patients more likely to develop severe disease.

23 Aug 21
Metal halide perovskite paired with silicon breaks solar cell efficiency limit

Oxford PV paper reports “record” 29.5% performance of tandem cells, which could rapidly scale up solar energy.

 
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