July 2013

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Solar cells

Lighting the way

Rob Coppinger is enlightened by the laser technology that is making more effective photovoltaics possible

Optics positioning

Pole position to win

Rob Coppinger examines how precise optics positioning needs to be


World in motion

Aerotech`s motion control products have been used throughout photonics for more than 40 years, as Warren Clark discovers

Raman spectroscopy

Explosive potential

Their speed of measurement and portability are making Raman spectroscopy systems ideal for security uses such as screening for explosives at airports, as Greg Blackman discovers

Technology focus

Light-cured resin holds brain implant hope

Rob Coppinger on a process to create micro-structures using lasers and ultra violet light