August/September 2008

Electro Optics cover

MICROMACHINING

Efficient and effective

William Payne reports on the rise of micromachining applications for lasers

FIBRE OPTICS

Away from the limelight

Gemma Church assesses the market for fibre optics beyond the telecoms industry

HARD TALK

Why globalisation is a good thing

By Benoit Bazire, CEO, Qioptiq Group

OPTICAL SENSING

Making sense of optics

Greg Blackman touches on some of the technology and applications surrounding optical sensing

PHOTONICS CLUSTERS

Knowledge centres

Warren Clark looks at the phenomenon of photonics clusters, which are springing up in Europe and beyond at an ever increasing rate

PROFILE

A serious laser player

John Murphy profiles GSI, a company reaffirming its commitment to the photonics industry