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Contents: September 2002 edition

28 Aug 2002

Rofin rides downturn and looks eastwards

Industrial-laser manufacturer Rofin-Sinar seems to be surviving the recession better than most multinationals. Phillip Hill asks its chief executive officer, Peter Wirth, where the company is headed.

Semiconductor lighting enters the boardroom

Osram Opto Semiconductors has just settled a lengthy litigation battle with Nichia of Japan over patents for light-emitting diodes. Johan van der Linden profiles the German firm that is a pioneer of gallium nitride technology.

Quantum-dot pioneers target telecoms rebound

The race is on to commercialize quantum-dot lasers. As a € 2.7 m European project begins and US start-up Zia Laser starts shipping sample devices, Michael Hatcher assesses the progress made on either side of the Atlantic.

Laser fusion achieves prototype milestone

Huge sums are being investigated in laser-fusion research at laboratories in France and the US. Jacqueline Hewett investigates the progress that has been made so far by the French team. The biggest optics and photonics event ever held in the UK will kick off in Wales this month. Oliver Graydon talks to the exhibition director, Laurence Devereux, about what lies in store for visitors. The latest news and events from the European Optical Society and its members, with a focus on research activities in Norway. News This Month
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