April/May 2010

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LARGE-SCALE OPTICS

Scaling up

With construction on the European Extremely Large Telescope due to start this year and a number of laser fusion research projects underway, the need for large optics is growing, as Greg Blackman finds out

APPLICATION FOCUS: BIOPHOTONICS

Organic growth

Stephen Mounsey takes a look at some of the applications for biophotonics, both in the laboratory, and elsewhere, and looks at the ways in which photonic technologies are enabling the life sciences

HARD TALK

Missing out the middle man

Stuart Schoenmann, CEO of CVI Melles Griot, says there are plenty of benefits of working directly with photonics manufacturers

INDUSTRY REPORT: RECRUITMENT

The search for new blood

Is the industry doing all it can to attract young people into a career in photonics? Warren Clark investigates

LASER FOCUS: FIBRE LASERS

Efficient growth for fibre

Stephen Mounsey on increasing competition in the fibre laser market

PROFILE

The fibre provider

IPG Photonics is synonymous with the field of fibre lasers, and has been for 20 years, as Warren Clark discovers