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Contents: November 2002 edition

29 Oct 2002

Photonic crystals head toward the marketplace

Researchers developing photonic crystals are breaking free of academia to launch next-generation components and fibres into the marketplace. Jeremy Mills assesses the work of the new-entrant suppliers.

Melles: the story of a distribution giant

More than 30 years ago, Melles Griot started life as a distributor of other companies' products. Today it has become a big-league manufacturer itself. Phillip Hill charts the firm's evolution from its creation to the present day.

1992-2002: a tribute to a decade of OLE

This issue is our 100th, and marks 10 years of Opto & Laser Europe. We've put together a special anniversary edition with a seven-page tribute section that covers the highlights of the past decade. Let the celebrations begin!

Single-photon field trials secure peak performance

Sophisticated laser equipment is probably the last thing one would expect to find on top of a snowy mountain in the German Alps. Oliver Graydon reports on the latest record-breaking experiments in quantum cryptography. News This Month
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