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High-Average-Power Ultrafast Lasers

Thomas M. Spinka and Constantin Haefner

Recent advances in the average-power capabilities of lasers with petawatt peak powers are enabling new science and applications in industry, biomedicine and security. Continue Reading


 

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Complimentary white-light interference patterns in an air thin film between two glass plates. One pattern is obtained by light reflection; the other one by transmission.

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New Technique Accurately Digitizes Transparent Objects

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A new imaging technique makes it possible to precisely digitize clear objects and their surroundings, an achievement that has eluded current state-...

New Technique Accurately Digitizes Transparent Objects

The Optical Society Elects Stephen D. Fantone as 2018 Vice President

19 September 2017
The Optical Society (OSA) is pleased to announce that its members have elected Stephen D. Fantone, president and founder of Optikos Corporation, Un...

The Optical Society Elects Stephen D. Fantone as 2018 Vice President

OSA Publishing Recognizes and Congratulates Outstanding Reviewers

14 September 2017
In support of Peer Review Week 2017, an industry-wide celebration of the essential role that peer review plays in maintaining scientific quality, O...

OSA Publishing Recognizes and Congratulates Outstanding Reviewers

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Enhancing the expansion of a plasma shockwave by crater-induced laser refocusing in femtosecond laser ablation of fused silica

Photonics Research, Vol. 5 Issue 5, pp.488-493 (2017)
The dynamics of plasma and shockwave expansion during two femtosecond laser pulse ablation of fused silica are studied using a time-resolved shadow...

0.85  PW laser operation at 3.3  Hz and high-contrast ultrahigh-intensity λ = 400  nm second-harmonic beamline

Optics Letters, Vol. 42 Issue 19, pp.3828-3831 (2017)
We demonstrate the generation of 0.85 PW, 30 fs laser pulses at a repetition rate of 3.3 Hz with a record average power of 85&...

Resource Allocation for Elastic Optical Networks Using Geometric Optimization

Journal of Optical Communications and Networking, Vol. 9 Issue 10, pp.889-899 (2017)
Resource allocation with quality of service constraints is one of the most challenging problems in elastic optical networks that is normally formul...

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