December 2015/January 2016

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A healthy dose of interferometry

Gemma Church investigates the latest biomedical application areas for interferometry


Mind Maps

With optogenetics now a hot research field in neuroscience, Jessica Rowbury reports on how photonics technologies are furthering our understanding of the brain

Ultrafast lasers

Attosecond ambition

Femtosecond lasers are a vital precursor to generating even shorter attosecond pulses. Andy Extance investigates what's involved, and whether these most fleeting flashes could be exploited commercially


Land Rover packs photonics tech in mobile volcano observatory

Jessica Rowbury looks at some of the spectrometry equipment onboard Land Rover's mobile volcano observatory that's currently taking samples at sites in the South American Andes