Photonics Europe 2014: the highlights

Photonics Europe 2014 was held in the Square Meeting Centre in Brussels.

A report from the 2014 Photonics Europe meeting, held in Brussels, Belgium from the 14th to the 17th of April.

New measuring system for special optic devices

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University spin-off wants to enter the market with EasyPrecision – a high-precision optical measuring system.

Cutting CFRP for future car generation

Cutting CFRP for future car generation

Volkswagen AG and partners are developing an innovative laser process for automated cutting of CFRP components for mass production.

Revolutionary 3D displays

Revolutionary 3D displays

A new development pledges to revolutionize the fittings of future car interiors – 3D displays with homogeneous, fully customizable surfaces.

Prism Awards honor innovations in ‘ubiquitous’ photonics technology

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The 2013 Prism Awards for Photonics Innovation were announced at this year’s SPIE Photonics West in San Francisco.

Entirely new approach to develop micro-electromechanical systems

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New design methodology may pave the way for micro-electromechanical sensors and actuators – robots will be able to see and feel more effectively in future.

Laser Measurement with High Accuracy under Hostile Ambient Conditions

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A novel laser measurement system aids the alignment of strand guide rollers in casting plants.

Integrated carbon nanotubes improve laser power measurement

The circular patch of carbon nanotubes on a pink silicon backing is one component of NIST’s new cryogenic radiometer, shown with a quarter for scale. Gold coating and metal wiring has yet to be added to the chip. The radiometer will simplify and lower the cost of disseminating measurements of laser power. Image: Tomlin/NIST.

NIST make “play for leadership in laser power measurements” with new chip design.

New Head of Sales in Jenoptik’s Lasers Business Unit

Michael Fichtner is the new Head of Sales in the Lasers business unit of the Jenoptik’s Lasers & Material Processing division.

Southern Photonics Strengthens International Presence in Japanese Market

New Zealand firm partners with Japan’s I-Wave.