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Advances in laser glasses, worth a Schott?

In the quest to advance research from 100 petawatt (PW) to 1000 PW or exawatt-class lasers, scientists are collaborating with high-energy-laser developers on innovative approaches to make these...

Lasers to get rid of Space junk.

Astronauts in danger and spacecrafts destroyed. Does it sound like a movie or a video game, right? It is reality instead! Our Planet is completely hemmed in hundreds of thousands of pieces...

Lighting award winners announced

More than 800 of the country’s leading lighting designers, manufacturers, architects and end users gathered to celebrate another successful year in the industry at the 2014 Lighting Design...

Smart lighting: shining a light on what consumers really want

Smart lighting was showcased by  Philips  last month at  EuroShop in Düsseldorf  (retail trade fair for store fit-out). The smart LED system can communicate with...

ESP KTN supports Photonics Open Day

EPIC, the European Photonics Industry Consortium which has prominent UK companies like IQE amongst its members is initiating a programme called Photonics Open Days to be held in October....

A challenge to the photonics community; Could your technology help solve crimes?

In 2012, the Association of Chief Police Officers (ACPO) published “L ive-time Forensics: Harnessing Science and Innovation for Forensic Investigation in Policing ”  which outlines the...

GPS developments for wireless outdoor lighting management

Having a background in solar I am always keen to see how it can be best integrated with other photonics and reading this article highlights how solar LED lighting is being optimised with ...

Ultra sensitive detection of radio waves with lasers

The use of radio waves for measurements and applications in examples such as communication with mobile phones, MRI scans, scientific experiments and cosmic observations are common place,...

IPG set to ramp laser diode production again

IPG Photonics is set to further expand its internal production of pump diodes for fiber laser systems with the purchase of a new high-volume molecular beam epitaxy (MBE) system from key supplier...

Satellite Applications Catapult: Competition for new satellite technology development and demonstration

Please note that we are currently looking at moving this event to a later date next month (last week of April). The new date will be posted asap. The competition is designed to...

Largest part produced by additive manufacturing

German based Concept Laser is presenting the large-format X line 1000R system as a series model featuring the largest build envelope reportedly available on the market (630 x 400 x 500 mm). The...

Novel Electro-Optic and Infrared Technology- Competition- DSTL

Competition launch: Tuesday 25 February 2014, London Competition close: Thursday 8 May 2014 at 17:00 hrs Proposals are invited from industry and academia in the UK and overseas for...

Future trends in Metamaterials and Silicon Photonics-event

‘ Future trends in Metamaterials and Silicon Photonics ’, an afternoon of talks hosted by the University of Southampton’s Zepler Institute and Nanoscience Strategic Research Group as part...

Retrofit lighting at Nottingham concert hall

E.ON and Projection Lighting have been working with Nottingham’s Royal Concert Hall to replace its auditorium lighting with an LED system.  The solution, which was installed by DES...

Shining LED light on Virgin Trains

It has been reported that Virgin has invested in Runcorn based AVA’s LED lighting technology to help reduce energy consumption and maintenance costs for many of its train sites across the UK. ...

NEW PHOTONICS INDUSTRY SUPPORT CENTRE LAUNCHED AT BANGOR

The School of Electronic Engineering at Bangor University has a world renowned research capability in optoelectronics, organic and plastic electronics, and microelectronics.  It now plans...

ORC participates in new initiative to support European SMEs

The Optoelectronics Research Centre at Soton University is to participate in a new European funding initiative, ACTPHAST, to provide SMEs with innovation support. Up to €80k of innovation...

Photonics in 2014: New site maps trends in advanced manufacturing, life sciences, aerospace

Technologies such as lasers, elecro-optics, machine vision, and fiber optics will see important advances this year, and a new website shows how they will drive new applications and markets. ...

Super high power LEDs to be in 50 percent of lighting shipments

Forecasts are that by 2017 revenues for LEDs in lighting applications are expected to reach a total value of $13 billion (Source:  The Market for High-Brightness LEDs in Lighting...

FRAUNHOFER CENTRE FOR APPLIED PHOTONICS GIVES EVIDENCE TO PARLIAMENTARY COMMITTEE

Professor Martin Dawson, Head of the Fraunhofer Centre for Applied Photonics has given evidence to the House of Commons select committee for Business, Innovation and Skills on business -...
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ESP KTN Events

Fri 09 May 2014

Workshop Imaging and visualisation in bowel disease diagnosis and treatment

09:00 until 15:00

If you are involved in medical image analysis or visualisation then the following workshop on automated MRI image analysis and classification linked to a disease severity index and 3D visualisation...

From Photonics Group

Thu 19 Jun 2014

Photonics - Revolutionising our world - Launch event

16:30 until 21:00

Photonics is a key enabling technology for many products. For example, the internet and the fibre to the home initiative is based on photonics technology. Fibre optics enabled video on demand,...

From Photonics Group