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Contents: February 2004 edition

30 Jan 2004

Fibre-sensor specialist breaks the price barrier

A UK start-up has a cunning plan to make fibre-optic sensors a commodity item that sell in their thousands. Oliver Graydon visited Insensys in Southampton to find out more.

Innovative optics targets telecoms

Despite the telecoms downturn there is still plenty of innovation emerging from the R&D labs. Steve Ferguson of Marconi Communications examines 10 emerging optical technologies.

Low-loss nanowires create a wealth of applications

Optical sensors, integrated circuits and photonic devices are just some of the applications set to benefit from nanowires made out of glass. Jacqueline Hewett speaks to the researchers pioneering the development of these ultra-fine fibres.

Thin films give optical components a boost

Thin-film coatings can be essential to obtaining the desired performance from an optical component. Stuart Allan describes the types available and provides purchasing advice.

Focus on Poland

The latest news and events from the European Optical Society, with a focus on optics and photonics in Poland. News This Month
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