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Contents: September 2003 edition

22 Aug 2003

Lens problems scupper 157nm

Moore’s Law is still holding true, with the insatiable demand for ever-faster semiconductor chips driving the development of lithography tools that operate at increasingly short wavelengths.

Chinese star eyes Europe

China's largest maker of industrial lasers is searching for international partners to grow its business. Oliver Graydon met Chutian Laser chairman Sun Wen at LASER 2003.

Thin disk sources get powered up

After successfully entering the ophthalmology market, the next challenge for thin-disk lasers is materials processing. Trumpf and Rofin-Sinar are backing the technology with multikilowatt-scale systems, as Michael Hatcher reports.

Gratings and etalons ease wavelength tests

Knowing the precise wavelength or spectral content of your source can be crucial in many applications. Jacqueline Hewett investigates the technology behind wavelength meters and handheld spectrometers, two instruments that are designed for this task.

Focus on Italy: the latest news and events from the European Optical Society and its members, with a focus on optics and photonics in Italy.

Photonex 03: don't miss our sneak preview of all the events at this year's show, as well as our round-up of the latest products on display. News This Month
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