February 2012

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Aesthetic lasers

Lasers turn back time

Whether for hair removal or wrinkle reduction, there are now laser-based devices for home use on the market. Nadya Anscombe looks at this fast-growing market

Life sciences

Life through a lens

Greg Blackman on the importance of optics for those working in the field of life sciences, from microscopy to measuring fluorescence with ultrafast spectroscopy

Liquid crystal filters

Visible improvement

Rob Coppinger discovers how liquid crystal defence technology could put an end to blinding lasers and improve imaging


First in safety

As Lasermet reaches 25 years old, Warren Clark explores the history of this leader in laser safety


Maximum power, maximum safety

Rob Coppinger investigates how the industry is containing lasers as powerful as Class 4