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Illumination & Displays

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Optics the key challenge for AR, VR and mixed reality evolution

A new conference incorporating interactive experience at Photonics West reveals the rapid growth of augmented and virtual realities. Its chair, Bernard Kress of Microsoft's Hololens division, tells Matthew Peach that optics remains the key challenge in developing the ultimate virtual experience.

A Women in Optics presentation from SPIE Photonics West 2018.

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

26 February 2018

SPIE, one of seven international organization members of the International Commission for Optics, has supported the mission of the organization for many years.

14 February 2018

Developing the optics behind LIGO's gravitational wave detectors saw photonics engineers and vendors collaborating on ground-breaking technology. Now those systems are being upgraded further.

12 February 2018
Gemalto unveils two new enhanced security features for ID documents
Dutch-French firm invests in color laser engraving technology to boost fraud protection and ease verification.
22 March 2018
VTT enters cooperation with Hitachi on silicon photonics
"Mutually beneficial" agreement will see co-development of silicon photonics plus joint presentations at shows and conferences.
20 March 2018
Multi-color images captured by lensless camera
Scientists at NTU use ground glass and monochrome sensor to reverse-engineer scattered light, regenerate color picture.
20 March 2018
OFC 2018: Exhibition and launch highlights
A selection of new launches and demonstrations from this week’s event in San Diego.
15 March 2018
Richard B. Gunderman: Learning to See