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Contents: December 2005 edition

08 Dec 2005

INTERVIEW

Infrared detector expert sees rapid market growth

XenICs of Belgium is developing a new breed of compact and uncooled infrared cameras based on compound semiconductor detectors. Jacqueline Hewett spoke to the firm’s founder Bob Grietens to find out what applications are adopting the technology.

2005 LOOK BACK

2005: the year in review

As 2005 draws to a close, OLE looks back at the scientific breakthroughs, emerging applications and business deals that have hit the headlines. Enjoy reading and reminiscing!

DISPLAYS

Electronic labels on trial

Printed information labels in shops could be about to be replaced by bistable LCDs and wireless receivers. Oliver Graydon speaks to ZBD Displays, a pioneer of the technology.

PRODUCT GUIDE

Crystal technology aids development of OPOs

Optical parametric oscillators offer a convenient source of coherent light that can be tuned across the ultraviolet, visible and infrared. Günter Warmbier describes the principle of operation and key characteristics of these useful devices.

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Editorial
Analysis
Technology
Applications
R&D
Patents
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