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Contents: January 2007 edition

24 Jan 2007

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Fusion looks to optics for plasma diagnosis

In 10 years, ITER will be a major experimental facility studying the feasibility of fusion power. Jacqueline Hewett visits JET – Europe’s flagship fusion experiment – to discover the crucial role that optical technologies are playing in the development of the new facility.


Fibre to…wherever makes best economic sense

The exponential thirst for bandwidth has led the broadband industry to a fork in the road. Carriers can take the simplest road and see the steady, steep incline of the past level out for good, or take the fibre road and climb further to meet growing bandwidth demands.


Fluorescence lifetime gives sensitivity upgrade

The use of fluorescence measurement techniques is expanding rapidly, particularly in the life science and biotechnology sectors. Elaine Blackwood looks at what fluorescence lifetime has to offer compared with conventional measurement methods.


FTTH: Europe must open its eyes

With Japan racing ahead on FTTH build outs, Hartwig Tauber of the FTTH Council Europe outlines the deployment status in Europe todayand proposes some reasons for Europe's apparent ambivalence.


Acquisition of Picarro strengthens Newport

Newport's recent acquisition of Picarro's laser business could be worth up to $7 m in sales in 2007, and also fills a significant gap in its life and health sciences portfolio. James Tyrrell interviews Newport's CEO, Bob Deuster, to get an update on the company.


Scotland showcases its optoelectronics flair

Scotland, UK, is home to a thriving optoelectronics sector. Nadya Anscombe talks to scientists in academia and local firms to find out the reasons behind the region's sustained success and new technologies that are in the pipeline.


QUB fires up massive ultrafast laser system

The UK’s largest-ever commercially built laser system, TARANIS, was recently installed at Queen’s University Belfast. OLE talks with the system’s designers to find out more.

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