June/July 2010

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UV OPTICS

Focusing on ultraviolet

Greg Blackman on the optics operating in the ultraviolet range and the applications they are used for

HARD TALK

Out with the new, in with the old

Ron Stubberfield, director of sales at ET Enterprises, believes the market for photomultipliers is as robust as ever, in spite of the technology having been around for more than 50 years

LED TEST AND MANUFACTURE

Shaking down and lighting up

Stephen Mounsey takes a look at the LED-based lighting industry and discovers that, when it comes to testing these light sources, legacy approaches are often insufficient

OPOs

Spreading out light

Stephen Mounsey looks at the applications for optical parametric oscillators and amplifiers, both within spectroscopy and beyond

PROFILE

Fibre insiders

Warren Clark traces the history of Fianium, a leader in the field of ultrafast fibre lasers