November 2011

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Entertainment

The big picture

Lasers are making the leap from the laboratory to the consumer world, as Rob Coppinger discovers

CO2 lasers

Can CO2 handle the competition?

Rob Coppinger explores how CO2 lasers will stay relevant despite the competition of fibre, disk and diode lasers

Optical fibres

Visible improvement

Yves Hernandez of Mulitel explains an EU-funded project focused on lasers emitting visible light for spectroscopy and microscopy applications

Profile

The colour of invention

Oxxius has established itself as a leading player in DPSS lasers for multiple wavelengths, as Warren Clark discovers

Time-resolved spectroscopy

Light probes

Greg Blackman on the spectroscopy techniques used to measure chemical reactions occurring over femtosecond timescales