December 2007/ January 2008

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40 YEARS

40 years of Electro Optics

To help celebrate our 40 years of existence, some of the industry's most respected names have kindly penned their thoughts and memories of their lives in photonics

ADAPTIVE OPTICS

Shape-shifting optics

David Robson brings the world of adaptive optics into sharp focus

HARD TALK

Keep it real

Mike Mason, vice president of technology at Powerlase, says the secret to developing mutually profitable customer relationships lies in creating solutions to real-world problems.

PROFILE

Going beyond customer service

John Murphy discovers how Pacer has taken photonics distribution to the next level

SENSORS

Sensing new horizons

Warren Clark rounds up the latest launches in the sensors and detectors market

SOLAR CELLS

Bright future for solar power

David Robson examines the role of lasers in producing low-cost, efficient solar cells that could provide a green replacement for fossil fuels