- White House committee backs 'photonics foundry' idea
Action on domestic sources of critical materials and a fabrication facility to make integrated photonics devices are recommended by “fast-track” action committee.
- Electrically controlled polymer changes optical properties
European “chiral breathing” development promises integrated polarisation filters, window glass with adjustable transparency, and chemical sensors.
- Cree drops acquisition hints
Cash-rich LED maker looking at strategic investments while pushing technology to new performance levels.
- Jenoptik showcases laser welding system at Chinaplas 2014
Votan-W enables non-contact laser welding; showing from today at leading Asian industry expo.
- Solar Frontier ponders New York expansion
Memorandum of understanding raises possibility of thin-film solar panel maker locating research and manufacturing activity in the US.
- Skin-cancer detection project wins innovation prize
Pan-European effort is developing new mid-infrared hardware for early-stage diagnosis.
- Rockley Photonics closes 'several million dollar' first funding round
Bookham founder Andrew Rickman attracts big bucks to develop silicon photonics-based comms system.
- Professional production LED lighting market forecast
US sales of LED-based production lighting to double by 2020 to $80m.
- Fluorescence urine test spots bladder cancer earlier
US company Skyline Urology says simple optical urine test identifies disease signs.
- Laser additive manufacturing in action
Conference hears of growing commercial application of LAM to aerospace, medicine and filtration sectors.
- ASML: volume productivity with EUV in 2016
Lithography firm expects to recognize revenue for sale of eight EUV systems this year.
- Environmental regulations 'jeopardize' European photonics
REACH and RoHS directives could endanger availability of raw materials for optics, hears conference.
- ‘Combs of light’ accelerate communications
Researchers exploit optical frequency comb sources on silicon chip for terabit data transmission.
- Shiny quantum dots brighten future of solar cells
Photovoltaic solar-panel windows coming to a home near you?
- Raman technique extends to single virus detection
Tip-enhanced version of the spectroscopic technique used to identify herpes-causing virus.
- Hyperspectral method shows cell imaging utility
High-throughput, label-free technique developed in Australia can distinguish all manner of cells and aid medical treatment.
- Nanoparticles offer route to smarter endoscopy
While regulatory issues remain a challenge, nanoparticles could dramatically increase the effectiveness of the screening technique.
- Lumenis expands portfolio after IPO
New products and a listing on the Nasdaq indicate company's faith in future sales growth.
- SPONSORED: The leadless chip carrier and milestones of low-cost thermal detector packaging
DRS Technologies on the technology that has helped cut the cost of thermal sensors by 40 per cent.
- New biophotonics event set for Boston
September’s conference to focus on commercialization of photonics-based biomedical technologies.