March 2013

Electro Optics cover


Life-giving light

Greg Blackman describes various uses of photodynamic therapy, from treating drug-resistant bacteria and blanching port-wine stain birthmarks, to enhancing drug delivery inside the body


Illuminating data

Rob Coppinger finds that future home and office lighting could deliver gigabits of data every second


Fairest of them all

Faster lasers require ever more sophisticated mirrors. Rob Coppinger reflects

Portable Spectroscopy

Not just a question of size

While portable spectroscopy systems are getting smaller each year, Tim Gillett finds that simplicity and modularity are more crucial than scale


Reaching maturity

Cobolt has developed from a start-up to an established company with mature products, as Warren Clark discovers