February/March 2007

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LASERS AND LABORATORIES

Shining a light into new areas of research

William Payne pulls on his white coat and investigates lasers in the laboratory

GAS LASERS

Gas lasers still have much to offer

David Robson evaluates the gas laser and whether it still has a future in the face of stiff competition from fibre and diode alternatives.

HARD TALK

Upsetting the apple cart

Tony Hoult of SPI Lasers believes fibre lasers have the potential to alter the photonics marketplace

MARKET FOCUS: OPTICS

Optics shape new applications

David Robson explores developments in lenses, optis and coatings.

PROFILE

Experience is everything

Warren Clark explores the history of Lambda Photometrics, a UK distributor celebrating 30 years in business

TRAINING COURSES

Training and customer service

Levels of support and training can mean as much to an engineer as the quality and capability of the product itself. Warren Clark discovers the range of training currently available for optical engineers, from product specific courses to more broad, industry-wide offerings.