Mysteries of Stonehenge revealed by laser mapping
Electro Optics - News, September 16, 2014
A four-year archaeological survey of Stonehenge using techniques including laser scanning has uncovered new areas of interest among the prehistoric standing stones. Tom Eddershaw and Jessica Rowbury report
Photonic IC firm gains €340k to commercialise software
Electro Optics - News, September 16, 2014
Belgian firm, Luceda Photonics, has received €340,000 to commercialise its photonics integrated circuit design software
CEOs of ModuLight and Avantes join EPIC''s board of directors
Electro Optics - News, September 15, 2014
The European Photonics Industry Consortium''s (EPIC) board of directors has gained two new members − Dr Petteri Uusimaa, CEO of Modulight, and Benno Oderkerk, CEO of Avantes
Laser scanning helps researchers see the wood for the trees
Electro Optics - News, September 15, 2014
Laser mapping has helped researchers characterise forest stands in New Zealand. The team at Scion, a New Zealand Crown Research Institute (CRI), used handheld mobile laser scanners to locate and measuring individual trees on the ground
Global photonics market worth more than 150 billion dollars, according to SPIE market report
Electro Optics - News, September 09, 2014
The global photonics market is worth more than $150 billion, according to market research carried out by SPIE, the international society for optics and photonics
Laser Quantum to penetrate ultrafast market with acquisition of Venteon Laser Technologies
Electro Optics - News, September 08, 2014
UK laser manufacturer Laser Quantum has acquired German company Venteon Laser Technologies, a specialist in ultra-short-pulse femtosecond lasers, oscillators, amplifiers and characterisation equipment
Intel''s Silicon Photonics Group wins Engineering Prize
Electro Optics - News, September 05, 2014
The Intel Silicon Photonics Solutions Group, part of Intel Corporation, has been announced as the winner of the Optical Society''s (OSA) Paul F Foreman Team Engineering Excellence Award
New ''water lens'' uses sunlight to sanitise dirty water
Electro Optics - News, September 04, 2014
A ''water lens'' developed by researchers from the University of Buffalo, New York, could one day help the 1.1 billion people in the developing world who do not have access to clean water
Banknote security set to increase through new optical features
Electro Optics - News, August 29, 2014
Nanotech Security has announced that it will acquire Fortress Optical Features, a producer of optical thin-films (OTF) that are used as security threads in the banknotes of several currencies, for up to $17.5 million
Electro-optical technology to track space debris from Earth
Electro Optics - News, August 28, 2014
A new electro-optical system has been developed that will identify, track and characterise debris objects in space from Earth.
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