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Optical Dreams, Virtual Reality

Jeff Hecht

From the low-cost Google Cardboard to the high-end Oculus Rift, virtual-reality headsets—and some eye-popping applications—are finally reaching the consumer market. But can VR technology vanquish its long-term nemesis of motion sickness? Continue Reading



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Interference in a film
Interference within a thin film delaminating from its substrate. [Honorable Mention 2014 After Image photo contest.]—Matthias Feinaeugle, Optoelectronics Research Centre, United Kingdom

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New TECHSPEC® 2-8X Continuously Variable Beam Expander

23 June 2016
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Cobra Fiber Positioner in Full-Scale Production at New Scale Technologies

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Roles of Coulomb potentials in below- and above-threshold harmonic generation for a hydrogen atom in strong laser fields

JOSA B, Vol. 33 Issue 7, pp.1558-1563 (2016)
We study the effects of Coulomb potentials on high-harmonic generation from a hydrogen atom exposed to strong laser fields by numerically simulatin...

Beam propagation of efficient frequency-doubled optical vortices

Applied Optics, Vol. 55 Issue 19, pp.5263-5266 (2016)
Frequency doubling of optical vortices is demonstrated with an optical-optical efficiency exceeding 70%, using a spiral phase plate at a fundamenta...

Elastic Optical Networks: Introduction

Journal of Optical Communications and Networking, Vol. 8 Issue 7, pp.EON1-EON1 (2016)
This short introductory paper sets the scene for this special edition of the Journal of Optical Communications and Networking, which is focused on ...

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