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Zero-Index Platforms: Where Light Defies Geometry

Iñigo Liberal and Nader Engheta

Geometry-invariant effects in structures with near-zero permittivity or permeability could lead to deformable optical devices, and to new insights into unique light-matter interactions. Continue Reading



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Array of eight filaments
A cylindrical array of eight filaments propagating through transparent acrylic. The array was created using the superposition of two ultrafast fourth order Bessel beams. [Taken from the 2015 After Image photo contest.] —Nicholas Barbieri, University of Central Florida

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Pixel-array Quantum Cascade Detector Paves the Way for Portable Thermal Imaging Devices

26 July 2016
The primary source of infrared radiation is heat — the radiation produced by the thermal motion of charged particles in matter, including the motio...

The Optical Society Presents the 2016 Latin America Optics and Photonics Conference

22 July 2016
The Optical Society (OSA) presents the 2016 Latin America Optics and Photonics Conference (LAOP), an international congress hosted by The Optical S...

New Probe Developed for Improved High Resolution Measurement of Brain Temperature

20 July 2016
The brain is the most temperature-sensitive organ in the body. Even small deviations in brain temperature are capable of producing profound effects...

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High power multi-color OPCPA source with simultaneous femtosecond deep-UV to mid-IR outputs

Optics Letters, Vol. 41 Issue 15, pp.3583-3586 (2016)
Many experimental investigations demand synchronized pulses at various wavelengths, ideally with very short pulse duration and high repetition rate...

Maximizing the hyperpolarizability of 1D potentials with multiple electrons

JOSA B, Vol. 33 Issue 12, pp.E1-E13 (2016)
We optimize the first and second intrinsic hyperpolarizabilities for a 1D piecewise linear potential dressed with Dirac delta functions for N nonin...

Polarization volume grating with high efficiency and large diffraction angle

Optics Express, Vol. 24 Issue 16, pp.17746-17759 (2016)
We propose a polarization volume grating (PVG), which exhibits nearly 100% diffraction efficiency and large diffraction angle. Both reflective and ...

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