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Modelling software

Enlightening reality

With the launch of the Oculus Rift and Microsoft's HoloLens in March, user adoption of virtual and augmented reality devices is set to increase. Jessica Rowbury looks at how optical modelling is aiding the development of VR and AR systems

Security and Defence

Can higher powers open windows for terahertz security?

Andy Extance investigates the new sources that could broaden adoption of terahertz imaging

Research-grade lasers

Lasers at the leading edge

Current developments in research-grade lasers are increasing the power, compressing the pulses, and exploring new wavelengths. Russ Swan reviews a technology that is answering fundamental questions about the universe

Silicon photonics

First laser grown on silicon substrate

Jessica Rowbury speaks to Professor Huiyun Liu and Professor Alwyn Seeds from University College London, who are part of a research team that has developed the first reliable laser grown on silicon