Features

12 August 2019

Incumbent silicon photovoltaic players have powerful technologies with which to deliver clean energy – but perovskite solar start-ups think they can do better, finds Andy Extance

12 August 2019

Keely Portway discovers how optics are expanding the horizons for ultrafast lasers

19 June 2019

Greg Blackman looks at systems presented at the recent Control trade fair for quality inspection

19 June 2019

Keely Portway looks at how fibre lasers are advancing bio imaging and disease diagnosis and treatment

14 May 2019

Keely Portway looks at some of the latest developments in optical mirrors – including a trend for larger sizes – and how the technology may develop further

14 May 2019

3D technology is just one of the innovations emerging in the large display market, as Andy Extance assesses the prospects for LCD, OLED and microLEDs in the fight for a share of this competitive space

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

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