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Contents: September 2004 edition

23 Aug 2004

Car manufacturers drive sales of polymer fibre

Plastic optical fibre (POF) finally seems to have found its killer application - wiring up cars. Paul Polishuk, president of the analyst firm Information Gatekeepers, spoke to Oliver Graydon about POF in cars today and the roadmap for tomorrow.

Mercury altimeter set for warm reception

NASA's first mission to circle Mercury lauched last month. Jacqueline Hewett finds out about the laser altimeter that will produce an accurate topographic map of the planet's surface.

Plastic solar tape offers a flexible power source

Konarka's thin-film photovoltaics could lead to a whole range of innovative solar-powered products. James Tyrrell speaks to the US company to find out more about the technology.

Perfect mirrors give diode breakthrough

A new type of surface-emitting diode array could signal the end of costly and complex diode stacks. Oliver Graydon spoke to the company responsible for the development.

Getting the measure of ultrashort pulses

An autocorrelator is often needed for measuring the duration of very short light pulses. Peter Staudt discusses the different types on the market and explains how they work. News This Month
Technology Applications
Search Engine/Free Literature
Calendar/Advertisers' Index

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