Auto 2.0: photonics inside

Photonics manufacturers are always on the lookout for new application fields beyond the more established markets in defence, science and telecommunications, in order to sustain the growth of their sector. About 15 years ago, the introduction of powerful lasers for welding, marking or cutting glass and metal gave photonics a toehold in the motor industry, but its use since then has mainly been confined to the outside of the vehicle, with the notable exception of headlight optics.

Read the article in Photoniques special EOS issue, march-april 2017.