Features about 'TECHNOLOGY'

December 2011/January 2012

Splitting headache solved with notch

Rob Coppinger talks to the University of Oxford about its simple mirror-coated notch for optical fibre

June 2011

Winner takes all

Greg Blackman speaks to Phil Alibrandi of Gigaphoton, about the recent buyout of the company and what that means for the EUV lithography community

March 2011

Providing optical biopsies

Karsten König, head of the department of biophotonics and laser technology at the Saarland University and CEO of Jenlab, explains the Prism Award-winning medical femtosecond laser tomography

February 2011

Solar breakthrough

Dieter Wandt, IMPROV project coordinator at Laser Zentrum Hannover (LZH), explains a novel mid-infrared short-pulse laser system for structuring organic photovoltaic devices

December 2010/January 2011

The future is OPSL

In the first of our new Technology Focus columns highlighting a new technology development in photonics, Matthias Schulze, director of marketing for Coherent, explains why his company believes in the future of optically-pumped semiconductor lasers

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

February 2016

The Emperor's new photonics clothes

Rachel Berkowitz discusses how wearable technologies for applications such as media, sports, logistics, and medicine are improving in terms of design and functionality

February 2015

Lens-free microscope rivals accuracy of optical microscopes

Jessica Rowbury reports on a microscope-on-a-chip device developed by scientists at the University of California that offers fast and inexpensive screening of biological samples for diseases like cancer

May 2014

Solar research leads to laser discovery

Perovskites are being tipped as materials that will revolutionise solar power. Now, an Oxbridge team of scientists have used its luminescent properties to make a laser from the mineral. Greg Blackman speaks to Dr Felix Deschler and Michael Price of Cambridge`s Cavendish Laboratory, who worked on the project

March 2014

Red hot cooling

Katia Moskvitch finds that, as lasers become more powerful, innovative methods are needed to cool them

February 2014

Taking the pulse of industry

Greg Blackman speaks to Dr Dirk Sutter of Trumpf, who, in December last year, was presented with the 2013 German Future Prize, along with Jens Konig of Bosch and Stefan Nolte of Fraunhofer IOF, for ultrafast laser technology in operation at Bosch manufacturing plants

December 2013/January 2014

Organic light for organic production

Micro-algae have potential to produce numerous biological products, from biofuels to cosmetics. At the International Display Workshop in December, researchers from TU Dresden and Fraunhofer COMEDD will demonstrate a new bioreactor that grows algae using light from an OLED. Greg Blackman reports

November 2013

Lasers go digital

The world`s first "digital laser" has been engineered by a team at the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research in South Africa. Greg Blackman speaks to Professor Andrew Forbes, who led the research

October 2013

Plastic fantastic

The three-year PolyBright project, which aims to extend the process capabilities of welding polymers with lasers, has drawn to a close. Dr Alexander Olowinsky at Fraunhofer ILT and coordinator of the project discusses its outcome

August/September 2013

Remembered forever

Rob Coppinger finds that ultrafast lasers could make quartz the data storage medium for eternity

July 2013

Light-cured resin holds brain implant hope

Rob Coppinger on a process to create micro-structures using lasers and ultra violet light

June 2013

Under pressure

Tim Gillett and Rob Coppinger find ways to aid stroke recovery with lasers

April 2013

Red or violet, resolution is the answer

Rob Coppinger finds greater precision will provide a clearer picture for UV and IR photonics

December 2008/January 2009

Shooting the breeze

Greg Blackman looks at the technology surrounding and the applications for lidar - a remote sensing technique analogous to radar

August/September 2006

Smaller than ever

Exciting times lay ahead in the world of nanophotonics, according to Nick Morris

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