August/September 2007

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FIBRE OPTICS

Fibre provides

David Robson examines how the fibre optics market has evolved to encompass much more than just the telecommunications industry

CHINA

Look east

China was originally seen as a land of cheap labour; now it is emerging as a supplier of components for the photonics industry and as a market in its own right. Tom Wilkie reports

COMPANY PROFILE

Quality as well as quantity for optical communications

John Murphy talks to JDSU about how to avoid the bad old days of famine following feast

FIBRE LASERS

The fibre explosion

In the rapidly expanding market of fibre lasers, David Robson finds manufacturers are doing anything they can to get the edge over their competitors

HARD TALK

Stuttgart is the place to be for laser technology

Ulrich Kromer von Baerle, managing director of Messe Stuttgart, is confident that LASYS will be successful from the word go

MEASUREMENT

Structured light measures up

From plumbing the ocean depths to filing teeth, William Payne finds more applications of 3D measurement and structured lighting than just quality control