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Photonic Integrated Circuits growing market potential

The concept of photonic integration traces its roots in the latter half of the twentieth century. The promise of photonic integration went unexplored and unfulfilled for several decades owing to...

Innovative Printing Technologies and Device Integration event in Swansea

Innovative printing technologies and device integration Wales Ireland Network for Innovative Photovoltaic Technologies (WIN-IPT) Venue: Zienkiewicz Lecture Theatre, Swansea...

Smartphone holograms coming to a mobile phone near you

I can't wait for this to come to my phone...... A new chip could turn smartphones into projectors of 3D hologram images like those seen in "Star Wars." Startup Ostendo Technologies...

Carbon nanotube-based terahertz detector shows potential for imaging improvements

Much that I like to try and promote all things UK in the articles I put on here I thought this worth passing to our community. A team from Sandia National Labs, in collaboration with Rice...

Quantum Photonic Imager to Bring Holographic Projection Tech to Phones

Ostendo Technologies (Canada), has created a miniature projector that is small enough to fit in a smartphone and is capable of projecting 2D and glasses-free 3D holographic video on a surface...

Are Photonics experts Admired engineers?

I was asked by the IMecE whether I would partake in a survey they are currnelty underatking to try to define what makes an admired engineer. I wondered whether anyone would be willing to fill in...

Local photonics event in Oxford - Thames Valley area 12 June 2014

We have finallised our agenda for our local event on the 12 June. The event is aimed at photonics companies in the area around the Oxford Harwell Campus, near Didcot.  We want to...

SBIR competition: detection of alcohol and drugs

The Home Office CAST has released an SBRI call for new technologies that can be used to detect alcohol and drugs, simultaneously, in the human body through developing a non-intimate, rapid...

US Photonics research priority recommendations

Fast-Track Action Committee on Optics and Photonics (FTAC-OP) by the National Science and Technology Council in the US has just released a document which highlighted seven recommendations for...

Watt-level photonics crystal laser launched

Hamamatsu Photonics, in partnership with Kyoto University’s Photonics and Electronics Science and Engineering Center and other partners, has developed what they are referring to as the world’s...

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...
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ESP KTN Events

Mon 24 Jun 2013

11th Electro-Optics and Infrared Conference

Jun 24 / 10:00 until Jun 26 / 16:00

You may not have been made aware of, or perhaps you might have mislaid the initial invitation to the EOIR Conference at the Defence Academy of the UK at Shrivenham. I believe that you would wish...

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Thu 27 Feb 2014

1st Photonics Partnership Initiative Workshop

10:30 until 14:30

Bangor University’s Centre for Lifetime and Reliability Testing (CLARET) and the Welsh Opto-Electronics Forum (WOF) are hosting the first ever ‘Photonics Partnership Initiative’ Workshop which is...

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Tue 16 Sep 2014

Advances in Photovoltaics

09:00 until 17:00

First Announcement and Call for Papers Advances in Photovoltaics Venue: Institute of Physics, London Organised by the IOP Ion and Plasma Surface Interactions Group Co-sponsored by the IOP Energy,...

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