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02 Nov 2007
Many firms are facing increasing competition from Asia, a problem that will not go away, and one that certainly cannot be ignored. OLE speaks to Andreas Nitze, CEO of Berliner Glas, about his company's experiences.
Israel's government attributes the country's success in photonics to a combination of strong academia carrying out world-class research, a well-developed optoelectronics industry and an active venture-capital community. Tim Hayes went to see for himself.
Lens array beam shaping is extending the scope of the laser materials processing market. Vitalij Lissotschenko and Paul Harten of LIMO explain why direct diode applications such as welding and cutting are in line to benefit.
Astronomers could soon be glimpsing farther back in time thanks to pioneering optics that are being built for the James Webb Space Telescope. Marie Freebody speaks to NASA's John Decker and Lee Feinberg to find out about the mirror and wavefront sensing technology.
Finding the right set of lenses for your machine vision system can be a daunting task. Wiebke Marzahn of Sill Optics addresses some common concerns by breaking the puzzle down into a number of key questions to ask yourself before starting your search.