April/May 2007

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DIODE LASERS

From runway to operating table

David Robson finds diverse applications for the ubiquitous diode laser

DISTRIBUTORS

The middle man

Distributors are commonplace now in photonics, so what do they offer engineers that the manufacturers can't? Warren Clark investigates

HARD TALK

Creating a sustainable business model

David Pointer, managing director at Point Source, believes photonics companies should look beyond short-term gains

LASER APPLICATIONS

Making a mark

The application of lasers in materials processing is finding markets beyond heavy industry, as William Payne discovers

PROFILE

Building on precision

John Murphy discovers the history of Fisba Optik, a Swiss company celebrating 50 years in photonics

SPECTROMETERS

Analysis in the palm of your hand

David Robson explores how the portability of spectrometers is increasing their application in the field