Features

10 April 2019

Jessica Rowbury looks at the latest research in the hunt for dark matter, one of the biggest mysteries in physics 

10 April 2019

Powered predominantly by lidar, plus spectroscopy and visual-wavelength imaging, Andy Extance discovers unmanned aerial vehicles can safely survey hazardous environments

22 March 2019

Keely Portway looks at how researchers and commercial entities are developing Raman technology to benefit medical applications

22 March 2019

Controlling electrons and atoms, and forming nanogratings using femtosecond-duration pulses offer new possibilities for memory and processing, finds Andy Extance

21 February 2019

Andy Extance explores optical design for vehicles, including the headlamps that you’ve been seeing in your rear view mirror

11 February 2019

Optical coherence tomography (OCT) is becoming faster and more effective, allowing the imaging of functional processes in tissue, finds Barbara Stumpp

10 December 2018

Shaping light wavefronts is improving many areas of microscopy – and is enabling Nobel Prize winner Eric Betzig’s most important work yet, finds Andy Extance

10 December 2018

Keely Portway looks at some of the latest advances in light-based test and measurement techniques

10 December 2018

Only two companies supply commercial 3D printing systems based on two-photon polymerisation, which can create structures smaller than living cells. Greg Blackman speaks to Denis Barbier from Microlight3D

01 November 2018

Imaging spectroscopy offers a powerful way to understand this world and others, and optical innovations are enhancing its capabilities, finds Andy Extance

01 November 2018

Barbara Stumpp rounds up the latest methods of cooling laser diodes efficiently

01 November 2018

The latest 400GbE demonstrations at ECOC 2018 showed potential for future use of high-speed optical transceivers. Keely Portway reports from the show

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