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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 Approach to Improve Detection of Landfill-Related Pollution

24 April 2017
Numerous hazardous substances seep from landfills into soil and groundwater, threatening human health and the environment. However, current methods...

New Approach to Improve Detection of Landfill-Related Pollution

By Listening to Optical Noise, Researchers Discover New Way to Track Hidden Objects

20 April 2017
Researchers have developed a new solution to tracking objects hidden behind scattering media by analyzing the fluctuations in optical “noise” creat...

By Listening to Optical Noise, Researchers Discover New Way to Track Hidden Objects

TECHSPEC® Low Cost Fixed YAG Beam Expanders

20 April 2017
Edmund Optics® (EO), the premier provider of optical components, introduces new TECHSPEC® LC (Low Cost) Fixed YAG Beam Expanders.

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Temporal depth imaging

Optica, Vol. 4 Issue 5, pp.502-506 (2017)
Temporal optics is an emerging field in which optical signals are considered similarly to objects in spatial optics. Indeed, temporal magnification...

Wavelength division multiplexed light source monolithically integrated on a silicon photonics platform

Optics Letters, Vol. 42 Issue 9, pp.1772-1775 (2017)
We demonstrate monolithic integration of a wavelength division multiplexed light source for silicon photonics by a cascade of erbium-doped aluminum...

Dynamics of a levitated microparticle in vacuum trapped by a perfect vortex beam: three-dimensional motion around a complex optical potential

JOSA B, Vol. 34 Issue 6, pp.C14-C19 (2017)
We trap a single silica microparticle in a complex three-dimensional optical potential with orbital angular momentum in vacuum. The potential is fo...

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