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Raman healthcare vision

Mark Venables reports on the work being carried out to get Raman spectroscopy into clinical laboratories and operating rooms, where it could improve disease diagnosis

A luminary in light

Dr Eugene Arthurs is to retire as CEO of SPIE in June following 18 years with the society. He speaks to Electro Optics about his time heading the international photonics association

A flash of life

Manufacturers are increasing the power and wavelength of ultrafast sources used in live tissue imaging to aid researchers, Matthew Dale finds

The brightest brains

Jane Burgermeister reports on world-class neuroscience research that’s being advanced by photonics

A new era of colour

Televisions are receiving a major overhaul, Matthew Dale finds, with quantum dot and OLED technologies competing to give displays a wider gamut of colours 

Guided by holes

Rachel Berkowitz on the latest developments made in photonic crystal fibres, optical fibres with unique light guiding properties

A life working with lasers

Following the passing of Professor Bryan Tozer, a pioneer in laser safety and the founder of Lasermet, his son Paul Tozer looks back over his father's 50 years of working with lasers

Designing for Success

The design of an optical system is just the beginning. The system must not only perform, but be designed and toleranced so it can be manufactured for a reasonable cost, as Mark Venables discovers

Photonics in orbit

Matthew Dale takes a look at some of the space technologies presented at Laser World of Photonics, including lidar for global methane analysis and laser communication technology

Computing at the speed of light

Scott Jordan, head of photonics at Physik Instrumente, describes how advances in precise nanoscale alignment are cutting time and costs associated with the silicon photonics manufacturing process

Space tech lands on Earth

Jessica Rowbury speaks to Matthew Edwards from the UK’s Science and Technology Facilities Council about the centre’s work translating photonics space technology into other markets

The full spectrum

David Creasey details Wasatch Photonics’ history with Jessica Rowbury and discusses the challenges and opportunities going forwards

Space Coat

The development of optical coatings for use beyond Earth is driving innovation, Andrew Williams finds

Resolving Power

Jessica Rowbury looks at how lens manufacturers are dealing with ever increasing image sensor resolutions 

Flying above danger

Matthew Dale explores how UAVs mounted with various photonics technologies are being used to explore hazardous environments

Simulating Success

Gemma Church looks at how software is helping to advance the design of various technologies such as OLEDs and displays

Safe surgery

Matthew Dale discovers what medical laser users are looking for to ensure safety in their clinics

Shining examples

Companies and researchers are finding new ways of integrating solar
technology into urban environments, such as in windows and on roads.
Gemma Church reports
 

Pocket power

Jessica Rowbury looks at the challenges of bringing spectroscopy to the consumer market, and whether we’re likely to see them being used by the
public in the near future

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