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Tiny Craters
Tiny Craters
Dark-field microscope image of micrometer-size craters in a thin polymer film on a silicon substrate, created during a laser-induced transfer experiment. The imaging setting helps in identifying irregularities in crater symmetry. The laser technique is used for printing optical materials.  [Image taken from the 2016 After Image photo contest] 

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New Fiber Optic Probe Brings Endoscopic Diagnosis of Cancer Closer to the Clinic

27 April 2017
In an important step toward endoscopic diagnosis of cancer, researchers have developed a handheld fiber optic probe that can be used to perform mul...

New Fiber Optic Probe Brings Endoscopic Diagnosis of Cancer Closer to the Clinic

OSA Members Visit Capitol Hill to Encourage Continued Investment in Scientific Research

27 April 2017
Members of The Optical Society (OSA) joined colleagues from the National Photonics Initiative (NPI) in taking part in meetings with over 70 Congres...

OSA Members Visit Capitol Hill to Encourage Continued Investment in Scientific Research

The Optical Society Members and Leaders Participate in Global March for Science

26 April 2017
Held on 22 April, the March for Science took place in over 600 cities around the globe. Over 250 organizations including, The Optical Society (OSA)...

The Optical Society Members and Leaders Participate in Global March for Science

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Designing ultrabroadband absorbers based on Bloch theorem and optical topological transition

Optics Letters, Vol. 42 Issue 10, pp.1879-1882 (2017)
In this Letter, we propose a method to design ultrabroadband near-perfect absorbers, consisting of a periodic dielectric–metal multilayer. In the m...

Digital micromirror device based ophthalmoscope with concentric circle scanning

Biomedical Optics Express, Vol. 8 Issue 5, pp.2766-2780 (2017)
Retinal imaging is demonstrated using a novel scanning light ophthalmoscope based on a digital micromirror device with 810 nm illumination. Concent...

Digital Holography and 3D Imaging: introduction to the joint feature issue in Applied Optics and Journal of the Optical Society of America B

Applied Optics, Vol. 56 Issue 13, pp.DH1-DH4 (2017)
The OSA Topical Meeting on Digital Holography and 3D Imaging (DH) was held 25–28 July 2016 in Heidelberg, Germany, as part of the Imaging Congress....

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