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Contents: July/August 2004 edition

08 Jul 2004

Holographic drives set for long-awaited debut

Holographic data storage is about to come of age. Jacqueline Hewett speaks to InPhase Technologies, the US firm promising to have a 200GB drive on the market next year.

SHEDS drives laser diode efficiency towards 80%

A military program to ramp up laser-diode performance is on track to deliver highly efficient devices in 2006. James Tyrrell reports on the progress of the SHEDS project.

Optics enhance CO2 laser performance

When it comes to directing high-power CO2 laser light, special optics made from metals and semiconductors are needed. Paul Maclennan looks at the components available.

Tiger economy enters a period of transition

Peter Shih, founder of the Photonics Industry and Technology Development Association (PIDA) in Taiwan, speaks to Oliver Graydon about the country's activities in optoelectronics.

Taiwan: powerhouse of photonics

Over the past decade Taiwan has transformed itself into one of the world's leading makers of optical disk drives, flat-panel displays and LEDs. Oliver Graydon visits the island to learn more about its investment in photonics. News This Month
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