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Heat Is the New Light

Svetlana V. Boriskina, Hadi Zandavi, Bai Song, Yi Huang and Gang Chen

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Optical Communications Innovators to Deliver Keynote Presentations at OFC 2018

19 October 2017
The Optical Fiber Communication Conference and Exhibition (OFC), the world’s leading conference and exhibition for optical communications and netwo...

Optical Communications Innovators to Deliver Keynote Presentations at OFC 2018

David J. Wineland and Amnon Yariv Named 2017 Honorary Members of The Optical Society

18 October 2017
The Optical Society (OSA) is pleased to name the recently elected, 2017 Honorary Members. The recipients are David Jeffrey Wineland, 2012 Physics N...

 David J. Wineland and Amnon Yariv Named 2017 Honorary Members of The Optical Society

New Imaging Approach Maps Whole-Brain Changes from Alzheimer’s Disease in Mice

17 October 2017
An estimated 5.5 million Americans live with Alzheimer’s disease, a type of dementia that causes problems with memory, thinking and behavior. Altho...

New Imaging Approach Maps Whole-Brain Changes from Alzheimer’s Disease in Mice

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Virtual-view PSNR prediction based on a depth distortion tolerance model and support vector machine

Applied Optics, Vol. 56 Issue 30, pp.8547-8554 (2017)
Quality prediction of virtual-views is important for free viewpoint video systems, and can be used as feedback to improve the performance of depth ...

Photovoltaic absorber with different grating profiles in the near-infrared region

JOSA A, Vol. 34 Issue 11, pp.2000-2006 (2017)
We theoretically introduce a Si-based photovoltaic absorber with different grating profiles, which demonstrates a desirable enhancement of light ab...

Dual Kretschmann and Otto configuration fiber surface plasmon resonance biosensor

Optics Express, Vol. 25 Issue 22, pp.26950-26957 (2017)
We present a dual-resonance fiber surface plasmon resonance (SPR) sensor for biological analysis. The sensing element was fabricated by sequentiall...

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