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Contents: April 2007 edition

12 Apr 2007

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INSIDE VIEW: Local thinking paves the way for taking research to market

Commercializing university research can be problematic. Francois Salin, chief technology officer of EOLITE and former director of Bordeaux’s PALA technology-transfer facility, pinpoints some of the hurdles.


Semiconductor wafers house reaction chambers

Precision laser micromachining is at the heart of a project to fabricate lasers and LEDs with reaction chambers formed directly into the semiconductor device. Nadya Anscombe questions Huw Summers about the work of the UK’s Optical Biochip Consortium.


Rochester builds on its proud history in optics

OLE’s regional focus series turns its attention to Rochester, US, home to big names such as Kodak, Bausch & Lomb and Xerox. James Tyrrell talks with Tom Battley, executive director of the Rochester Regional Photonics Cluster, and Wayne Knox, head of The Institute of Optics, to find out how Rochester’s rich history is fuelling a new wave of smaller, more agile firms.


Efficient lamp technology ready for personal projection

Philips believes that its compact, high brightness and efficient Ujoy lamp meets the stringent requirements placed on light sources for personal projectors. Pavel Pekarski tells OLE why the lamp is ready for immediate market adoption.


Carbon dioxide lasers experience rapid uptake

A growing number of applications are turning to cardon dioxide lasers. Cathy McBeth explains what the far-IR source has to offer and what selection criteria potential buyers should bear in mind.


Deformable mirrors reach pivotal point

Cost is no longer the prohibitive factor holding back the adoption of deformable mirrors. Jacqueline Hewett speaks to Paul Bierden of pioneering US firm Boston Micromachines Corporation about the new and emerging applications of the technology.

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