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Breakthrough Starshot

Patricia Daukantas

Some researchers say that phased arrays of laser amplifiers could propel gram-sized spacecraft to the stars in 20 years. But are human technologies ready for the challenging journey? Continue Reading


 

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Thin-film interference with a soap bubble: A colourful and mottled thin-film interference pattern observed at the kitchen sink with light (from a fluorescent tube) reflecting from a washing-up bubble. [Image from the 2015 After Image photo contest] 
 

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The Optical Society Opposes Proposed Cuts to Science Funding in 2018 Budget

23 May 2017
The Optical Society (OSA) issued the following statement on the release of President Donald Trump’s proposed fiscal year 2018 budget. The proposed ...

The Optical Society Opposes Proposed Cuts to Science Funding in 2018 Budget

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

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Silicon waveguide polarization rotator sampled Bragg grating

Optics Letters, Vol. 42 Issue 11, pp.2142-2144 (2017)
In this Letter, we demonstrate, to the best of our knowledge, the first experimental results of sampled Bragg grating with polarization rotator fun...

Detection of local tissue alteration during retinal laser photocoagulation of ex vivo porcine eyes using phase-resolved optical coherence tomography

Biomedical Optics Express, Vol. 8 Issue 6, pp.3067-3080 (2017)
Retinal laser photocoagulation is used to treat several ophthalmic diseases. However, it is associated with damage to surrounding healthy tissue. L...

Design of wafer-bonded structures for near room temperature Geiger-mode operation of germanium on silicon single-photon avalanche photodiode

Applied Optics, Vol. 56 Issue 16, pp.4646-4653 (2017)
We investigate the effect of temperature on the single-photon properties of four germanium/silicon (Ge/Si) single-photon avalanche photodiodes (SPA...

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