November 2012

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Entertainment

Show stopper

Greg Blackman looks at the laser technology wowing audiences at shows from the likes of Coldplay, as well as seeing how new laser pistols used in modern pentathlon performed at this summer`s London Olympics

Fibre lasers

More power, more speed

Rob Coppinger discovers how new applications with fibre are keeping the laser industry in good health

Profile

Positive outlook

The rebranding exercise for Acal BFi is almost complete, as Warren Clark discovers

Solar cells

High productivity, high efficiency, mass manufacture

Rob Coppinger uncovers how German researchers intend to industrialise laser processes for solar cells to make them ubiquitous

Time-resolved spectroscopy

Time is of the essence

Spectroscopy is becoming less snapshot and more sensor as Rob Coppinger discovers