December 2011/January 2012

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Mirror notches

Splitting headache solved with notch

Rob Coppinger talks to the University of Oxford about its simple mirror-coated notch for optical fibre

Optical coherence tomography

Getting under your skin

Nadya Anscombe finds out about a pan-European research project that aims to get the most out of optical coherence tomography


Flourishing with fibre

SPI Lasers has emerged from troubled beginnings in telecoms to become a major player in fibre lasers, as Warren Clark discovers

Scan heads

Does this scan?

Greg Blackman on laser scanner technology, including three-axis scan heads and developments for ultrafast lasers

UV lasers

Extreme is now mainstream

Rob Coppinger investigates the applications being opened up by new sources of extreme UV