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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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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

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

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Endoscopic fiber probe for nonlinear spectroscopic imaging

Optica, Vol. 4 Issue 5, pp.496-501 (2017)
We present a compact multimodal fiber probe that enables the simultaneous recording of nonlinear imaging modalities like coherent anti-Stokes Raman...

Comparative assessment of erbium fiber ring lasers and reflective SOA linear lasers for fiber Bragg grating dynamic strain sensing

Applied Optics, Vol. 56 Issue 13, pp.3867-3874 (2017)
Fiber Bragg grating (FBG) dynamic strain sensors using both an erbium-based fiber ring laser configuration and a reflective semiconductor optical a...

Noise adaptive wavelet thresholding for speckle noise removal in optical coherence tomography

Biomedical Optics Express, Vol. 8 Issue 5, pp.2720-2731 (2017)
Optical coherence tomography (OCT) is based on coherence detection of interferometric signals and hence inevitably suffers from speckle noise. To r...

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