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The Optics Workforce: Looking to the Future

Patricia Daukantas

Do concerns about job-killing robots and the uncertainties of the “gig economy” extend to optics and photonics? Continue Reading


 

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IMAGE OF THE WEEK

Ring resonator
Ring resonator
This picture shows lasing inside a goblet-shaped ring resonator doped with Pyrromethene 597 laser dye. The device is pumped using a 532-nm Nd:Yag laser and emits light at around 620 nm. The green corresponds to the pump beam and the red light to the lasing mode at the edges of the ring. The picture was taken from above using a self-built microscope with a color CCD camera.

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New Terahertz Imaging Approach Could Speed Up Skin Cancer Detection

17 August 2017
Researchers have developed a new terahertz imaging approach that, for the first time, can acquire micron-scale resolution images while retaining co...

 New Terahertz Imaging Approach Could Speed Up Skin Cancer Detection

New Tool Aims to Make Surgery Safer by Helping Doctors See Nerves

16 August 2017
During operations, it can be difficult for surgeons to avoid severing crucial nerves because they look so much like other tissue. A new noninvasive...

New Tool Aims to Make Surgery Safer by Helping Doctors See Nerves

Relativistic Self-Focusing Gives Mid-IR Driven Electrons a Boost

15 August 2017
Conventional particle accelerators can range from large room-sized devices to facilities multiple kilometers across. One of the ways that scientist...

Relativistic Self-Focusing Gives Mid-IR Driven Electrons a Boost

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Aerosol optical properties and direct radiative forcing at Taihu

Applied Optics, Vol. 56 Issue 25, pp.7002-7012 (2017)
Ground-based characteristics (optical, type, size, and radiative properties) of aerosols measured between 2005 and 2012 were investigated over the ...

Editorial: Optics Letters Has Changed with the Times While Keeping Its Identity

Optics Letters, Vol. 42 Issue 17, pp.ED6-ED8 (2017)
During Optics Letters’ 40th Anniversary year, Anthony J. Campillo, Editor-in-Chief from 2002–2007, describes how the Journal led him ...

Natural healing behavior of gamma radiation induced defects in multicomponent phosphate glasses used for high energy UV lasers

Optical Materials Express, Vol. 7 Issue 9, pp.3284-3293 (2017)
Obvious healing behavior of gamma radiation induced defects in multicomponent phosphate glass was observed at room temperature. The recovery of the...

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