FEATURE ARCHIVE BY ISSUE
LED there be light
Nick Morris predicts a bright future for LEDs...
PHOTONICS CLUSTER (UK)
A year of growth
Glenn Barrowman reports on another successful year for Photonics Cluster (UK)...
Out of the lab
Nick Morris examines new directions in spectroscopy...
Distributing from an island
John Murphy discovers how CVI is making inroads into Europe from the Isle of Man...
Poised for growth
Ken Ibbs, director of marketing at JDSU, believes the photonics industry is reaching a tipping point...
DEFENCE AND SECURITY
Breakthroughs in defence
Nick Morris surveys the national and international security markets...
The fine art of micromachining
Nick Morris gets up close with this intricate application of lasers...
Away from the mainstream
John Murphy discovers how Active Silicon is ploughing its own furrow in a specialist niche...
With several vibrant clusters up and running, Canada has its own identity - and nowhere more so than in the photonics industry, as Warren Clark discovers...
Seeing into the future
David Rossi, vice president of marketing for instrumentation at Veeco Instruments, says MEMS will provide the next challenge for optical profiler manufacturers...
ASTRONOMY AND PHOTONICS
Reach for the stars
Nick Morris finds photonics products are helping scientists better understand the universe around us...
Lasers on board
Nick Morris traces photonic processes in the electronics manufacturing industry...
Good service leads to growth
John Murphy meets Mike Elliot, whose company Elliot Scientific has grown to be the largest UK-owned photonics distributor...
An emerging major player
Israel has grown into a significant supplier within photonics, as Warren Clark discovers...
Time to smarten up
Benno Oderkerk, technical director at Avantes, says it's time for photonics suppliers to make their devices more user-friendly...
DECEMBER 2005/JANUARY 2006
Where support helps sales
From its early days as a bedroom-based optical components shop, Optima Research has come a long way. John Murphy tells the story...
Future applications of the laser
What next for the product once famously described as a solution in search of a problem? Warren Clark hears the views of leading industry figures...
HITTING THE ROAD
Enabling automotive manufacture
Photonics pervades motor manufacturing, as Nick Morris discovers...
Europe's centre of photonics?
Germany has always been at the forefront of many manufacturing disciplines, and photonics is no exception. Dr Bernd Weidner and Joachim Giesekus explain why...
More than fibres and eyeglasses
Michael Stevenson, director of marketing, Breault Research Organisation, says the optics industry has much to be proud of...
Israeli star shines bright
When Ophir Optronics was formed in 1976 its founders forecast a turnover of US$30 million in 25 years. Their strategic vision has been realised, with further steady growth predicted for the future, writes Tim Gillett...
Routes to market
With the photonics market encompassing everything from the smallest component to the largest integrated laser system and beyond, tracking a product from manufacturer to end-user is often tricky, if not impossible. By Warren Clark...
The printing opportunity
A high-profile use of lasers in modern life is that of printing and graphics, as Peter Rees discovers...
New European opportunities
The expansion of the EU last year made dealing with many Eastern European countries even easier - and photonics is an industry taking full advantage, according to Tim Gillett...
Pathways for innovation
By John Roush, President, PerkinElmer Optoelectronics...