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Photonics West review

Photonics West was held in San Francisco on 10-12 February. Europa Science’s three photonics-based publications were at the show, picking up on the latest trends, technological advancements, and hearing from industry experts on what will be happening in the future. Here is a collated list of the coverage from Laser Systems Europe, Electro Optics, and Imaging and Machine Vision Europe.

 

From Laser Systems Europe

Direct diode systems launched at Photonics West

Direct diode laser systems for industrial processing have been launched at SPIE Photonics West, evidence of a push to develop diode laser technology for materials processing.

Photonics West panel: developments needed in metal 3D printing

There has been a great deal of investment in additive manufacturing with metals, but the technology still has a way to go before it is widely used, experts told an audience attending a 3D printing panel discussion in San Francisco.

Industrial ultrafast lasers big growth area at Photonics West

Continued growth in the photonics industry in 2015, building on that experienced last year, was the general consensus reported by executives from Trumpf, Inrad Optics, Jenoptik, Newport and Amplitude Systèmes during a panel discussion at the show

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From Electro Optics

Nobel Laureates honoured by SPIE at Photonics West

The three 2014 Nobel Prize for Chemistry recipients have been recognised by SPIE at Photonics West in the BiOS plenary session. Greg Blackman reports from the session, where each spoke about their contribution to super resolution microscopy

Outlook positive say industry executives at Photonics West

Greg Blackman reports from Photonics West in San Francisco, where ultrafast laser technology, in particular, had a strong presence at the show

Lasers and analysis to feature at Photonics West

Analytic instrumentation and lasers for various applications will be on display at Photonics West in San Francisco, California when the exhibition opens from 10-12 February

SPIE CEO pays tribute to the late Charles Townes at Photonics West

SPIE CEO Dr Eugene Arthurs has paid tribute to the late laser pioneer Charles Townes during the Lase plenary session at Photonics West.

Surgical photonic device wins SPIE Startup Challenge

An optical device for preventing injury during minimally invasive surgeries, a microphone with no moving parts, and a plasmonic film to detect mercury in power plants were selected as the top projects in the 2015 SPIE Startup Challenge

Prism Awards showcase photonics technologies

Medical diagnostic and chemical sensing products and a new class of optical connectors for next-generation data centres, were among the winners of the Prism Awards, presented at Photonics West.

Translational research work commended at Photonics West

Four scientists have been commended by SPIE for work in translational research. The researchers were presented with awards on 8 February during the biophotonics and biomedical optics conference, BiOS. 

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From Imaging and Machine Vision Europe

Hyperspectral imaging enabled for mass production

At Photonics West 2015, held in San Francisco, USA, Imec released a new set of hyperspectral CMOS image sensors

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