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Contents: November 2007 edition

02 Nov 2007

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BACK CHAT

A focus on key competences helps firms tackle Asian competition

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.


REGIONAL FOCUS

Israeli ingenuity powers photonics sector surge

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.


MICRO-OPTICS

Beam shaping expands laser processing potential

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.


ASTRONOMY

Lightweight optics star in Hubble's successor

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.


PRODUCT GUIDE

Telecentric lenses aid machine vision accuracy

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.


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