Photonics West 2018 welcomes the global visitors


San Francisco / Jan 30- Feb 1, Photonics West 2018 welcomed hundreds of thousand visitors in San Francisco. The event at

LGS to provide ground-to-space laser communications system for the Internatio...


LGS Innovations (Herndon, VA) has been selected to support the NASA Integrated Laser Communication Relay Demonstration (LCRD) Low-Earth Orbit (LEO) User Modem and Amplifier (ILLUMA) project.

Trumpf acquires Amphos, manufacturer of ultrashort pulsed lasers


Amphos (Aachen, Germany), a maker of ultrashort pulse lasers, has been acquired by Trumpf (Ditzingen, Germany). Amphos was founded in 2010 as a spin-off of RWTH Aachen and the Fraunhofer Institute for Laser Technology ILT (Aachen). It de...

Fraunhofer IOF to present quantum laser at Photonics West


Quantum technologies will be one of the major trends in 2018, according to the Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Optics and Precision Engineering (IOF). The Jena, Germany-based institute will present such a space-borne system at next week...

All-Si Laser With High Optical Gains Could Advance Integrated Photonics


SHANGHAI, Jan. 22, 2018 — An optically pumped, all-silicon (Si) distributed feedback laser has been demonstrated. Researchers used active layers of high-density Si nanocrystals to develop the laser. The new laser provides high optical g...

NASA’s CATS Lidar Instrument Ends 33-Month Mission


A space-borne lidar instrument that fired more laser pulses than any previous orbiting instrument has ended its operations on the International Space Station after a successful 33-month mission to measure clouds and tiny atmospheric part...

ASML rises to all-time high as litho demand strengthens


Market capitalization tops €80 BN after what CEO describes as a 'fantastic year'. Shares in lithography equipment giant ASML have risen to an all-time high after the Netherlands-headquartered firm posted better-than-expected r...

TRUMPF Canada appoints new managing director


Tobias Kuehnle will become the managing director of industrial laser and fabricating machinery maker TRUMPF Canada (Mississauga, ON, Canada)

Finisar appoints Broadcom executive as new CEO


Finisar, the California-headquartered manufacturer of lasers and optoelectronic components, has appointed former Broadcom executive Michael Hurlston as its new CEO.

Government Report Details Need for US Ultrafast Laser Development


The U.S. is losing ground in a second laser revolution of highly intense, ultrafast lasers that have broad applications in manufacturing, medicine and national security, according to a new report from the National Academies of Sciences, ...

Rockley and Heng Tong set up $42m joint venture


Rockley Photonics, a company that innovates in silicon photonics for next-generation networks, has announced a joint venture with Hengtong Optic-Electric to manufacture high performance optical transceiver modules based on Rockley's...

Jenoptik establishes application center in Silicon Valley


Jenoptik, an industry leader in high performance optical systems and healthcare & industry solutions, is pleased to announce the opening of a West Coast office to enhance customer proximity and leverage growth in the US.

Quanergy Names Mike Healy as Chief Financial Officer


Quanergy Systems, Inc., a leading provider of LiDAR sensors and smart sensing solutions, has announced the appointment of Mike Healy as the company’s Chief Financial Officer.Healy has spent more than three decades in high technology cor...

High Laser Power for Robust Part Marking – FOBA Introduces a 100-Watt Fiber ...


The new 100-Watt fiber laser FOBA Y.1000 operates up to 40 percent faster than common 50-Watt lasers and allows for marking substrates that are usually difficult to mark with other models. It applies robust marks on heavy wear products t...

IPG Photonics to Participate in Upcoming Investor Conference


IPG Photonics Corporation (NASDAQ:IPGP) today announced that senior management will be presenting at the following investor conference

Venturedyne acquires metal laser cutting provider Lakewood Fab Tech


Venturedyne (Pewaukee, WI), holding company for environmental test chambers and vibration test systems maker Thermotron Industries (Holland, MI), has acquired metal laser cutting provider Lakewood Fab Tech (also in Holland, MI; located d...

Laser scanner diagnoses eye diseases before vision loss occurs


SFU University (Canada) develops novel retinal imaging technology, which could revolutionize eyecare. Engineering scientist Marinko Sarunic of Canada’s Simon Fraser University (SFU) has developed a new type of retinal imaging scanner, w...

Robotics researchers use MV cameras to control self-drive mining vehicles


Robotics researchers at Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia, have developed new technology to equip underground mining vehicles to navigate autonomously through dust, camera blur and bad lighting. Using mathematics a...