July 2015

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Supercontinuum lasers

Lasers made super

Jessica Rowbury finds that supercontinuum laser sources have huge potential for entering new markets outside of microscopy

Food and drink

The real deal

An olive crop shortage in Spain and Italy has caused producers of olive oil to become increasingly concerned by the possibility of fraud. Spectroscopy is one possible solution, as Tom Eddershaw discovers

Optical coatings

A date with deposition

In-situ metrology offers, for the first time, a closed-loop optical coating process, which is improving precision and automation in coating machines. Greg Blackman reports


Laser system developed to curb drink driving

Jessica Rowbury reports on a US government sponsored programme to develop blood alcohol optical sensors for vehicles