Carlos Lee

Carlos Lee is Director General of the European Photonics Industry Consortium (EPIC; Brussels, Belgium), an active industry association that fosters a dynamic photonics ecosystem by maintaining a strong network and acting as a catalyst and facilitator for technological and commercial advancement.

Jan Mink, CEO of VTEC Lasers and Sensors.
Executive Forum

Photonics and data integration blend for customized systems

April 4, 2022
In this interview, Carlos Lee, EPIC’s Director General, talks to Jan Mink, CEO of VTEC Lasers and Sensors, which specializes in photonics and data integration for customized systems...
PAWS, an integrated photonics spectrograph on-a-chip prototype during integration with a cryogenically cooled Teledyne H2RG infrared array in the innoFSPEC lab. The arrayed waveguide grating (inset) delivers a spectral resolution of R=15.000 in the astronomical H band (1.55 µm) with unprecedented efficiency. The chip was designed at innoFSPEC and manufactured by Enablence (U.S.). Innovative spectrographs of this kind for future space missions hold the promise of significant savings in mass and volume, when comparing, e.g., with the 196 kg heavy NIRSpec instrument onboard of James Webb Space Telescope.
Science & Research

Astrophotonics moves to real-world applications

March 4, 2022
In this interview, Carlos Lee, EPIC’s director general, talks to Professor Martin Roth, professor of astrophotonics and astronomical instrumentation at the University of Potsdam...
In the last 10 years, Hilger Crystals has focused on meeting demands for higher resolution detectors, spectrometers, and x-ray imagers by developing smaller and more accurate crystals.

Crystal growth meets emerging needs—An interview with Jim Telfer

Feb. 10, 2022
Carlos Lee of EPIC talks to Jim Telfer of Hilger Crystals, a company specializing in the production of high-quality, commercial-grade synthetic optical crystals used in infrared...