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Volume 1 Issue 6, June 2007
Out of the lab
A growing number of enterprises around the world are now commercializing fibre Bragg grating sensors for sensing everything from temperature and pressure to vibration and strain. Duncan Graham-Rowe reports.
News & Views
Photonics research in Japan is thriving and there is no better place to hear the latest news firsthand than the meetings of the Japan Society of Applied Physics. Nature Photonics decided to pay the 54th Spring Meeting a visit.
The demonstration of a fingertip-sized optical vapour cell on a silicon chip could ultimately lead to compact devices capable of performing sophisticated optical-signal-processing tasks using only a few photons.
Photonics at NPG
Free-electron lasers offer an alternative approach to creating short pulses of high-intensity light. Nature Photonics spoke to Mikhail Yurkov about pushing the wavelength of these machines towards the X-ray range.