November 2016

Finger on the pulse

Matthew Dale finds that both the commercial and research sectors are pushing the limits of ultrafast laser technology, leading to advances such as a new ultrashort pulse power record

Lasers in the limelight

Photonics is not only enabling the creation of sophisticated light shows, finds Jessica Rowbury, but is also helping designers test the quality of special effects

Gazing into a photonic crystal ball

Physics gets decidedly weird once structures are created at scales similar to the wavelengths of light, yet these photonic crystals are set to revolutionise many aspects of everyday life, reports Russ Swan

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