April/May 2008

Electro Optics cover

MATERIALS PROCESSING

In a material world

William Payne assesses the impact of photonics on materials processing

DISTRIBUTION

Reaching the market

If you have a photonics innovation, how do you persuade a distributor to take on your product? Warren Clark finds out

HARD TALK

Complex, technical products in a commodity world

By Gary Wagner, president, Ophir-Spiricon

NANOPHOTONICS

Miniature marvels

Nanophotonics is moving out of the computational simulations and taking over the labs. Gemma Simpson looks into some of the facilities being spawned by the next small thing in photonics

PROFILE

The meter masters

John Murphy meets the team at Gentec, a Canadian company with a strong reputation in power and energy meters

SPECTROSCOPY

The quality of spectroscopy

David Robson discovers how spectrometers are being applied in quality control for industry