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Pattern obtained with light scattering in ferrofluids subjected to a magnetic field (Ferrocell), using a kaleidoscope to observe the influence of pattern formation for different angles.

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The Optical Society Commemorates the Rich Tradition and History of Optics Letters

22 May 2017
– First launched in 1977 as as means to quickly disseminate the latest in optics research and provide the optics and photonics community with a tru...

The Optical Society Commemorates the Rich Tradition and History of Optics Letters

The Optical Society Announces 2017 Class of Senior Members

16 May 2017
The Optical Society (OSA) Board of Directors is pleased to announce the approval of 182 new Senior Members — an OSA distinction that provides well-...

The Optical Society Announces 2017 Class of Senior Members

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Calculation of the overlap factor for scanning LiDAR based on the tridimensional ray-tracing method

Applied Optics, Vol. 56 Issue 16, pp.4636-4645 (2017)
The overlap factor is used to evaluate the LiDAR light collection ability. Ranging LiDAR is mainly determined by the optical configuration. However...

Resilient Optical Network Technologies for Catastrophic Disasters [Invited]

Journal of Optical Communications and Networking, Vol. 9 Issue 6, pp.A280-A289 (2017)
A strategy to strengthen the resiliency of optical networks against catastrophic disasters such as megaquakes or tsunamis is introduced. Two import...

Methods to improve the performance of the swept source at 1.0  μm based on a polygon scanner

Photonics Research, Vol. 5 Issue 3, pp.245-250 (2017)
In this work, we investigate the methods to improve the performance of the swept source at 1.0 μm based on a polygon scanner, includi...

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