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Contents: June 2009 edition

02 Jun 2009

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ASK THE EXPERT

In the spotlight: OLEDs in a final push to market

OLEDs are making waves in the displays and lighting markets. Stefan Grabowski of Philips Research explains why.


LASER TECHNOLOGY

Green lasers gear up for display markets

The advent of cheap and efficient green lasers is eliminating one of the last remaining hurdles to the commercial success of laser displays and laser television.


SOLAR POWER

Concentrated thinking targets photovoltaics

GreenVolts of California is building a 2 MW power plant to demonstrate the commercial viability of concentrator photovoltaics technology.


DPSS LASERS

A new generation of solid-state lasers

A radical rethink of solid-state-laser design is opening up growth applications in analytical instrumentation.


LASER FACILITIES

Europe's big lasers: the exawatt roadmap

A trio of planned pan-European research centres will give scientists access to unprecedented laser powers and intensities.


INNOVATION

Twisted optical fibres: it's time to think chiral

Taking inspiration from the helical designs found in nature, Chiral Photonics is adding a new twist to optical technologies.


TECHNOLOGY TUTORIAL

Direct-diode lasers: they've got the power

High-power direct-diode lasers have emerged as an attractive option for materials processing applications.


BACK CHAT

In optics, the whole is greater than the sum of the parts

Networking between universities, start-ups and established industry vendors is a key driver of growth within optics.

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