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Contents: March 2004 edition

05 Mar 2004

Chinese merger creates ambitious optical firm

Jacqueline Hewett visits Photop Technologies, the new rising star of Chinese optics, and learns that chief executive John Ling has big ideas for the company.

Megawatt airborne laser prepares for 'first light'

The ballistic missile-killer is almost complete, and the future of the daring billion-dollar ABL project now rests on the tests it is about to undergo. Oliver Graydon reports.

Progress in terahertz emitters warms up

Scientists around the world are busy developing a practical semiconductor laser that emits terahertz waves. Rob van den Berg reports on progress in the race to raise the temperature of operation and output power of terahertz sources.

Counting the options to measure low light levels

Detecting the presence of just a few photons of light is essential for many research and commercial applications. Siân Harris investigates the types of detectors that can help. News This Month
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