"Ahead of the curve"
The cover image of our 2017/18 annual report is a photographic reproduction of the famous double-slit experiment. Using this experiment, English ophthalmologist Thomas Young demonstrated that light can appear as both a wave as well as particles. The discovery provided the first, important basis for controlling light – and therefore the laser, of course. Without this, numerous cutting-edge technologies such as artificial intelligence, autonomous driving, and networked factories, would be inconceivable today.