February/March 2009

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LASER TESTING

Dumbing down?

With lasers at ever higher power levels, and being used increasingly by non-photonics specialists, test equipment has to adapt to be accessible and user-friendly. Gemma Church looks at how laser testing equipment manufacturers are addressing this need

BIOPHOTONICS

Non-invasive innovation

William Payne on the emerging area of biophotonics, which sees lasers applied to many aspects of biology

HARD TALK

A measure of free trade

Robert Yeo, partner at Pro-Lite, on dealing with conflicting measurement units in photonics

OLEDs

Organic growth

OLEDs are tipped to be the next big thing in display technology. Greg Blackman assess the progress of these light emitting polymers

PROFILE

A portable future

John Murphy charts the course of Avantes, as it takes advantage of an ever-expanding range of applications for spectroscopy

RECRUITMENT

The tomorrow people

The question of where the next generation of scientists and engineers is coming from continues to concern some among photonics. Greg Blackman investigates