December 2009/January 2010

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CO2 LASER SOURCES

CO2 the future

As fibre and disk lasers achieve ever higher powers at ever lower costs, Stephen Mounsey asks if there's still a place for CO2-based technology

HARD TALK

Why diode lasers rule

John Ambroseo, CEO of Coherent, says high-power semiconductor lasers can help bring photonics back to growth

INDUSTRY REPORT: EMERGING MARKETS

The future for photonics

Warren Clark speaks to leading industry figures about the year ahead for the photonics industry

NANOPHOTONICS

Catching light

Stephen Mounsey looks at the potential for nanotechnology to improve solar power and other photonics applications

OPTICAL COATINGS

The key to coatings

Greg Blackman takes a look at how optical coatings are used to enhance the properties of the optics to which they are applied

PROFILE

What's in a name?

Warren Clark traces the history of NKT Photonics A/S, a new name for an established technology supplier