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Contents: January 2005 edition

06 Jan 2005

SPIE hits the golden fifty

SPIE sees its 50th anniversary this year. Oliver Graydon spoke to Eugene Arthurs, the society's executive director, about the year ahead and international trends in optics.

The science of making money

Thinking of starting up your own business? David Parker, CEO of fibre-laser specialist Southampton Photonics, offers some valuable advice.

Car industry drives down the cost of night vision

Driving in the dark could become a lot safer if affordable night-vision systems being developed by several European projects prove popular. James Tyrrell gets the industry view at SPIE's Photonics in the Automobile event in Geneva.

Hot technologies coming of age

To celebrate the start of 2005, here's our pick of three innovative technologies set to light up the year ahead. In each case, we describe their recent achievements and potential future impact.

Q-switches deliver powerful pulses

Need powerful pulses from your free-running laser? Then purchasing a Q-switch could be the answer. Rob Swain and Robert Eckardt describe the options available. News This Month
Business
Analysis
Technology Applications
R&D
Patents
Search Engine/Free Literature
Recruitment
Calendar/Advertisers' Index


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