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25 July 2018

Greg Blackman assesses the implications of revised EU PPE regulations, which ask for an operational lifespan to be put on laser safety eyewear

25 July 2018

Matthew Dale finds that food sorting using spectral analysis is big business

01 June 2018

Matthew Dale reports from the AKL International Laser Technology Congress, in Aachen, Germany, in May, where the potential for additive manufacturing in series production was high on the agenda

01 June 2018

Driven by sheet metal processing, system and fibre vendors are combining beams with high reliability, finds Andy Extance 

25 May 2018

Greg Blackman looks at novel sensing and imaging devices based on quantum science, and finds that the technology is closer to commercialisation than first expected

25 May 2018

Closely guarded process secrets are enabling optical coatings to serve higher laser powers and new operational regimes, finds Andy Extance

30 April 2018

A new business unit will allow TruTag Technologies to better serve additional markets that have emerged from its hyperspectral imaging technology, Jessica Rowbury finds

30 April 2018

The stringent requirements for ground and space-based telescopes are driving the development of innovative materials and optical systems, Matthew Dale reports

30 April 2018

Optical explosive detection is set to help remove restrictions on the liquids airline passengers can carry on, finds Andy Extance

28 March 2018

Shrinking optoelectronic components and combining them with silicon devices requires careful consideration of thermal management, finds Andy Extance

27 March 2018

Matthew Dale discovers how scaling spectrometers down to the chip level enables them to be mass-produced in standard MEMS foundries, making spectroscopy more affordable for various new applications

29 January 2018

Matthew Dale discovers that smart lighting has a lot more to offer than the energy savings associated with LEDs

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