June/July 2009

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INDUSTRY VIEW

Hope for the future

As Electro Optics reaches another milestone in its history, our 200th issue, we asked the leading lights of photonics for their views on the state of the industry and its future

DISPLAYS

The big screen

Stephen Mounsey evaluates the photonics contribution to flat-panel display manufacture

FIBRE LASERS

Fibre lasers defy economy

Stephen Mounsey finds the fibre laser industry holding steady in the face of the financial climate

HARD TALK

The solar imperative

Tom Pearsall, general secretary of the European Photonics Industry Consortium, believes solar energy can provide rich pickings for our industry

MILITARY AND DEFENCE

In the firing line

Greg Blackman looks at uses of photonics for military applications, from infrared countermeasures to target designators

PROFILE

An eye for business

Warren Clark charts the history of Laser Quantum, a company that has always had the commercialisation of technology on its mind