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Lasers & Sources

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Federico Capasso: Flat optics: from high-performance metalenses to structured light

The emergence of lidar as a key technology for future autonomous vehicles ratcheted up throughout 2017, with major players including Ford, Airbus, and Osram backing a raft of startups with their own particular takes on the photonics hardware.

21 March 2018

World's oldest dedicated university optics center celebrates a hundred years of optics-related research and education, but notes the need to widen participation.

19 March 2018
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A presentation on 3D printing and bioprinting with multiphoton lithography from SPIE Photonics West 2018.

12 March 2018

From the SPIE Photonics West Show Daily: Quantum technology on exhibit at Moscone Center.

7 March 2018
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Since its invention near the turn of the century, the optical frequency comb has heralded a new era in optical frequency measurements.

5 March 2018
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The Photonics West Show Daily spoke with recruiters and students about the optics and photonics job market.

26 February 2018
Growing Berliner Glas sets up training scheme to help close skills gap
German optics firm looking to expand headcount quickly as it racks up record sales figures.
21 March 2018
Laser-directed vehicles in airport trial
London Gatwick said to be the first airport to trial autonomous vehicles for shuttling staff across the airfield.
21 March 2018
NASA improves 3D-printing for faster, cheaper nozzles
Patented Laser Wire Direct Closeout method cuts manufacturing time and cost for thin-but-rugged rocket nozzle production.
20 March 2018
IQE predicts massive photonics growth
Ramping demand for VCSELs sees epiwafer foundry’s photonics-related sales double, with year-on-year growth of 50% anticipated through 2023.
20 March 2018