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Contents: April 2003 edition

20 Mar 2003

Optics brand merger gives birth to a photonics giant

At the start of 2003, Thermo Electron brought six of its optical businesses under the umbrella of its subsidiary Spectra-Physics. Jacqueline Hewett spoke to Spectra's president Guy Broadbent about the rebranding.

Research team strikes it rich with a photon drill

Drilling through thousands of feet of rock to reach oil is a tough and expensive business. Michael Hatcher reports on a high-power laser project that could ultimately replace the traditional drill bit with a photon saw.

Cooling kit keeps lasers on the right wavelength

Heat can cripple or kill a laser system, but the right cooling technology can help stabilize your source and extend its lifetime. We profile two of the most popular solutions for achieving accurate temperature control. News This Month
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