October 2011

Electro Optics cover

Cooling

Running cool

The lifetime of laser diode bars is limited by the way they are cooled. Nadya Anscombe looks at different possible solutions to the problem

Adaptive optics

Eyes on the sky

Greg Blackman discovers that building larger ground-based telescopes is pointless without adaptive optics

Medical

Intensive treatment

Warren Clark explores current and future opportunities for photonics in the medical field

Profile

Playing the parts

Laser SOS has cornered the market in laser refurbishment and repairs, as Warren Clark discovers

TIG welding

Perfect results for welding research

Jorg Hermsdorf, Laser Zentrum Hannover, explains the aims of the CLAiM project