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Latest articles

Focus on Optics & Lasers 2014

May 7, 2014

Free to view: This special focus issue of Physics World examines some of the latest developments in optics and lasers

Focus on Optics & Lasers 2013

Apr 1, 2013

Free to view: this year's special focus issue of Physics World explores what's new in the field of optics and lasers

Physics World Focus on Optics & Lasers

Mar 30, 2012

Free to view: this special focus issue of Physics World examines some of the latest applications of optics and lasers

Optics challenges and solutions (PDF, 7.5 MB)

Our 20-page May 2011 supplement on optics technology

Keeping a close eye on the future

Apr 28, 2011

President of the Optical Society of America, Christopher Dainty, on the future of optics

Optoelectronics: a green explosion

Apr 28, 2011

"Green" photonics is good for the planet and for profits, discovers Richard Stevenson

Optical sensors boost space science

Apr 28, 2011

Hamish Johnston explores how space science and cellular biology are proving profitable areas for optics firms

Optical tweezers: where physics meets biology

Nov 6, 2008

Joost van Mameren explains how quantitative force measurements by optical tweezers can unravel the mechanical properties of biological molecules

Measuring ultrashort pulses needs precision

Nov 6, 2008

Marie Freebody speaks to Rick Trebino about the intricacies of measuring ultrashort pulses and how the devices that characterize such pulses can be commercialized

Phoenix unlocks the icy history of Mars

Nov 6, 2008

Jacqueline Hewett speaks to Peter Smith, the principal investigator on NASA's Phoenix mission to Mars

Jenoptik looks to solar for future growth

Nov 6, 2008

Michael Mertin is the man responsible for Jenoptik's recent restructure and securing future growth. Jacqueline Hewett asks him how heavily photovoltaics features in these plans

Plasmonics propagates into new optical fields

Nov 6, 2008

Marie Freebody speaks to Niek van Hulst about the potential wealth of applications for plasmonics

Menlo takes frequency combs to the masses

Nov 6, 2008

Nadya Anscombe discovers how Nobel prize winning research has been turned into a practical product

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Journal of Optics A: Pure and Applied Optics

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