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Contents: September 2007 edition

31 Aug 2007

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SUPERCONTINUUM SOURCES Supercontinuum sources head for medical market

Many biomedical applications are now benefiting from the unique optical properties of supercontinuum fibre lasers. John Clowes of Fianium tracks recent developments.


High-power diode lasers modify surfaces directly

Direct applications of diode lasers for materials processing are receiving a great deal of attention. Tim Hayes spoke to John Haake of Coherent about the company's entry into this market sector and its HighLight high-power diode laser for surface treatments.


Fast growth forces image sensor suppliers to change

How is Europe placed in the global image sensor market? Tom Hausken of market analyst Strategies Unlimited looks at regional revenue shares and the consequences of a fabless versus integrated manufacturing approach.


Vertical emission opens new doors for VCSELs

Vertical-cavity surface-emitting lasers have long been associated with the datacom market but as Karlheinz Gulden of Bookham explains, the laser's unique emission properties are now proving useful in applications such as optical mice and atomic clocks.


Minimal product overlap is key to CVI's acquisition strategy

When CVI announced its plans to acquire Melles Griot back in May, it was just one link in a long chain of events regarding the deal. Stuart Schoenmann, the CEO at CVI, gives OLE a behind-the-scenes look at the acquisition process and shares his thoughts on the need for further consolidation in the industry.

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