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Contents: May 2005 edition

05 May 2005

INTERVIEW

Photonics report advises new direction for Europe

Can European photonics remain competitive with firms in Asia and the US? Yes, but only if a new, unified approach to research is adopted, says EPIC. Oliver Graydon investigates.

ASSEMBLY

Optical manipulation plays tricks with particles

Danish scientists have harnessed the power of light beams to manipulate 3D arrangements of particles at the click of a mouse button. Rob van den Berg reports.

METROLOGY

Optical sensor helps to speed up car production

French firm ActiCM's high-speed, vision-based co-ordinate measuring machine is grabbing the attention of big names in the car industry. James Tyrrell finds out why.

PRODUCT GUIDE

High-power diode lasers offer efficient answer

High-power diode bars that are highly efficient and boast output powers of hundreds of watts are now commercially available. Merrill Apter gives a tutorial on the technology. News
Business
Editorial
Analysis
Technology
Applications
R&D
Patents
Products
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