Features about 'PROFILE'

December 2011/January 2012

Flourishing with fibre

SPI Lasers has emerged from troubled beginnings in telecoms to become a major player in fibre lasers, as Warren Clark discovers

June 2011

One-stop for optics

Warren Clark follows the story of Opco Laboratory, a specialist US optics company looking for international growth

May 2011

Polished to perfection

Warren Clark charts the intriguing and long history of Gooch and Housego, which dates back more than 60 years

April 2011

Leaders in galvo

Cambridge Technology has evolved from a galvo company to a total scanning solution company, as Warren clark discovers

March 2011

A smooth upward curve

Warren Clark tracks the history of interferometry specialist 4D Technology

February 2011

Bucking the trend

Florida-based StellarNet has continued to grow its business, even through the economic crisis, as Warren Clark discovers

December 2010/January 2011

The entrepreneurial spirit

Warren Clark explores the history of UK distributor Pro-Lite Technology

October/November 2010

Spectral advances

Warren Clark maps the history of Ocean Optics, a company leading the field in portable spectroscopy and more

Made to measure

The rise and rise of LED lighting – and the associated testing – has led to exciting times for photonics company Pro-Lite Technology, as Tim Gillett discovers

May 2014

Made to measure

The rise and rise of LED lighting - and the associated testing - has led to exciting times for photonics company Pro-Lite Technology, as Tim Gillett discovers

December 2013/January 2014

Branding the beam

Tim Gillett traces the 25-year history of Duma Optronics, from its origins as an OEM innovator to its ambitions to become a self-branded market leader

July 2013

World in motion

Aerotech`s motion control products have been used throughout photonics for more than 40 years, as Warren Clark discovers

May 2013

Delivering beam delivery

Warren Clark traces the history of beam delivery specialists Laser Mech

April 2013

Two decades of good service

More than 20 years after helping its first customer - The University of Southampton`s Department of Physics - Laser Support Services is still going strong, as Warren Clark discovers

March 2013

Reaching maturity

Cobolt has developed from a start-up to an established company with mature products, as Warren Clark discovers

February 2013

The finest in filters

Spectrogon has been leading the way in optical filters and associated products for decades, as Warren Clark discovers

December 2012/January 2013

Leaders in lasers

For 40 years, JK Lasers has been developing industrial lasers around the world, as Warren Clark discovers

November 2012

Positive outlook

The rebranding exercise for Acal BFi is almost complete, as Warren Clark discovers

October 2012

Focus on growth

Trioptics has grown rapidly in the past three years, as Warren Clark discovers

August/September 2012

Design for light

Optical design software specialist Lambda Research is 20 years old, as Warren Clark discovers

July 2012

Diamond lights

Element Six provides synthetic diamond for use in the photonics industry, as Warren Clark discovers

June 2012

Keeping safe

Safety specialist Laservision's history starts almost 40 years ago, as Warren Clark discovers

April 2012

All the right moves

While its products are getting smaller, Avantes is growing as a company, as Warren Clark discovers

March 2012

Understanding ultrafast

APE is celebrating 20 years of ultrafast laser diagnostics and OPOs, as Warren Clark discovers

February 2012

First in safety

As Lasermet reaches 25 years old, Warren Clark explores the history of this leader in laser safety

December 2011/January 2012

Flourishing with fibre

SPI Lasers has emerged from troubled beginnings in telecoms to become a major player in fibre lasers, as Warren Clark discovers

November 2011

The colour of invention

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

October 2011

Playing the parts

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

August/September 2011

Nurturing a niche

Warren Clark discovers how EOPC has grown its business by servicing a very specific market well

July 2011

Global players

Hamamatsu Photonics has grown to be one of the industry's largest companies, as Warren Clark discovers

August/September 2010

Advancing by acquisition

Qioptiq has embarked on a rapid programme of acquisition and rebranding since its inception just five years ago, as Warren Clark discovers

June/July 2010

Fibre insiders

Warren Clark traces the history of Fianium, a leader in the field of ultrafast fibre lasers

April/May 2010

The fibre provider

IPG Photonics is synonymous with the field of fibre lasers, and has been for 20 years, as Warren Clark discovers

February/March 2010

Quality components worldwide

Laser Components has been supplying optical components for more than 25 years, as Warren Clark discovers

December 2009/January 2010

What's in a name?

Warren Clark traces the history of NKT Photonics A/S, a new name for an established technology supplier

October/November 2009

The diode specialist

Warren Clark meets the team at Dilas, a company that has made a virtue of sticking to what it knows - laser diodes

August/September 2009

A focus on customers

Trioptics has been offering test and measurement solutions for optics for more than 15 years, as Warren Clark discovers

June/July 2009

An eye for business

Warren Clark charts the history of Laser Quantum, a company that has always had the commercialisation of technology on its mind

April/May 2009

A life in lasers

Multiwave Photonics is the result of one man's lifetime of dedication to lasers, as Warren Clark discovers

February/March 2009

A portable future

John Murphy charts the course of Avantes, as it takes advantage of an ever-expanding range of applications for spectroscopy

December 2008/January 2009

The personal touch counts

John Murphy meets the team at OptoSigma, an optical component manufacturer with an emphasis on individual customer care

October/November 2008

From behind the Wall

John Murphy tracks the history of PicoQuant, a laser supplier with roots in the former East Germany

August/September 2008

A serious laser player

John Murphy profiles GSI, a company reaffirming its commitment to the photonics industry

June/July 2008

Swiss precision and quality

John Murphy heads to the Alps to find WZW, an optics manufacturer with a reputation for excellence - and a great place to work

April/May 2008

The meter masters

John Murphy meets the team at Gentec, a Canadian company with a strong reputation in power and energy meters

February/March 2008

A leading name

John Murphy discovers why the recent acquisitions by Gooch and Housego will now all be known by their parent company's name

December 2007/ January 2008

Going beyond customer service

John Murphy discovers how Pacer has taken photonics distribution to the next level

October/November 2007

The solutions provider

John Murphy revisits Photonic Solutions, a UK distributor that has continued to build on its early successes

August/September 2007

Quality as well as quantity for optical communications

John Murphy talks to JDSU about how to avoid the bad old days of famine following feast

June/July 2007

Set for global growth

John Murphy tracks the recent progress of Ophir, an Israeli company carving out a significant niche in the test and measurement market

April/May 2007

Building on precision

John Murphy discovers the history of Fisba Optik, a Swiss company celebrating 50 years in photonics

February/March 2007

Experience is everything

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

October/November 2006

A sense of growth by acquisition

John Murphy meets the team at OSI Systems, a US-based manufacturer of specialist electronics, including photodiodes

August/September 2006

Staying on course for a starring role

John Murphy talks to Will Pierce, of the Florida-based spectrometer company Stellar-Net.

June/July 2006

Distributing from an island

John Murphy discovers how CVI is making inroads into Europe from the Isle of Man

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