August/September 2013

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High-power diode lasers

Stacking for success

Rob Coppinger finds out how the diode laser industry is setting a high bar for its new powerful systems


Illuminating telecoms

The reach and scope of the telecommunications industry is expanding at a dizzying rate, with photonics an integral part of developments. Tim Gillett reports


Putting a different spin on chemistry

Greg Blackman investigates how chemists use the polarisation state of light to unveil hidden information about their compounds

Technology focus

Remembered forever

Rob Coppinger finds that ultrafast lasers could make quartz the data storage medium for eternity