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15 Feb 2006
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Sales of fibre lasers are soaring, thanks to growing industry approval. Oliver Graydon speaks to IPG Photonics, one of the first firms to commercialize the technology.
Alight Technologies is tackling the need for powerful long-wavelength, singlemode VCSELs by marrying its photonic-bandgap technology with Infineon's dilute-nitride platform. Dan Birkedal and Dirk Jessen detail the hybrid design and reveal why it will benefit datacom and telecom networks.
Microfluidics is a rapidly emerging field with researchers around the globe working on lab-on-a-chip systems for diverse and widespread applications. Rob van den Berg talks to three groups that are trying to shrink optical components to the nanoscale.
A new simple design of solid-state blue laser could be an attractive solution for many clinical and industrial applications. Lisa Tsufura and Eric Takeuchi explain.
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