March 2013

Electro Optics cover

Therapeutics

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

LED

Illuminating data

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

Mirrors

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

Profile

Reaching maturity

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