Neil Savage

Associate Editor

Neil Savage was an associate editor for Laser Focus World from 1998 through 2000.

Research

Mixing EDFAs and Raman amplifiers improves long-haul transmission

May 7, 2001
Researchers at Alcatel Submarine Networks (Clichy, France) have found that combining a 980-nm-pumped erbium-doped fiber amplifier (EDFA) with a Raman amplifier gives both an improvement...
When imaging a burnt-out tank truck, researchers detected a gas leak of ethylene and ammonia (inset, left), which had spectra that overlapped, then used a gas-correlation cell to separate out the ammonia (inset, right).
When imaging a burnt-out tank truck, researchers detected a gas leak of ethylene and ammonia (inset, left), which had spectra that overlapped, then used a gas-correlation cell to separate out the ammonia (inset, right).
When imaging a burnt-out tank truck, researchers detected a gas leak of ethylene and ammonia (inset, left), which had spectra that overlapped, then used a gas-correlation cell to separate out the ammonia (inset, right).
When imaging a burnt-out tank truck, researchers detected a gas leak of ethylene and ammonia (inset, left), which had spectra that overlapped, then used a gas-correlation cell to separate out the ammonia (inset, right).
When imaging a burnt-out tank truck, researchers detected a gas leak of ethylene and ammonia (inset, left), which had spectra that overlapped, then used a gas-correlation cell to separate out the ammonia (inset, right).
Optics

Camera-telescope setup isolates gas leaks

April 1, 2000
Detecting gas leaks is important at chemical factories and pipelines, at the scenes of gas-tanker accidents, and around air inlets and outlets in indoor work areas. Geologists...
Scientists prepare to launch SALOMON, which uses moonlight to make spectrographic measurements in the stratosphere.
Scientists prepare to launch SALOMON, which uses moonlight to make spectrographic measurements in the stratosphere.
Scientists prepare to launch SALOMON, which uses moonlight to make spectrographic measurements in the stratosphere.
Scientists prepare to launch SALOMON, which uses moonlight to make spectrographic measurements in the stratosphere.
Scientists prepare to launch SALOMON, which uses moonlight to make spectrographic measurements in the stratosphere.
Research

AIRBORNE SPECTROSCOPY: System makes science out of moonshine

April 1, 2000
The moon is proving to be a useful light source for spectroscopy in the stratosphere, a group of French researchers have found. Jean-Baptiste Renard and colleagues at the Centre...