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Light Served with a Twist

Sonja Franke-Arnold and Neal Radwell

The insight of a classic study on optical orbital angular momentum, published a quarter-century ago, continues to resonate in new approaches to structuring, controlling and leveraging light beams. Continue Reading


 

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New Screen Coating Makes Reading in Sunlight a Lot Easier. The Secret? Moth Eyes.

22 June 2017
Screens on even the newest phones and tablets can be hard to read outside in bright sunlight. Inspired by the nanostructures found on moth eyes, re...

New Screen Coating Makes Reading in Sunlight a Lot Easier. The Secret? Moth Eyes.

New 3D Display Takes the Eye Fatigue Out of Virtual Reality

21 June 2017
There is a great deal of excitement around virtual reality (VR) headsets that display a computer-simulated world and augmented reality (AR) glasses...

New 3D Display Takes the Eye Fatigue Out of Virtual Reality

The Optical Society Planning Member Activities and Events during LASER World of Photonics 2017

19 June 2017
The Optical Society (OSA), the leading professional association in optics and photonics, will host a variety of special events during LASER World o...

The Optical Society Planning Member Activities and Events during LASER World of Photonics 2017

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Tunable dual-channel filter based on the photonic crystal with air defects

Applied Optics, Vol. 56 Issue 19, pp.5463-5469 (2017)
We propose a tuning filter containing two channels by inserting a defect layer (Air/Si/Air/Si/Air) into a one-dimensional photonic crystal of Si/Si...

Sensitization and deactivation effects of Nd3+on the Ho3+ : 3.9  μm emission in a PbF2 crystal

Optics Letters, Vol. 42 Issue 13, pp.2559-2562 (2017)
The use of Nd3+ codoping for sensitizing the Ho3+ ion and enhancing the ∼3.9  μm emission from Ho...

Reducing particle size of persistent luminescent SrAl2O4:Eu2+,Dy3+via microwave-assisted, reverse micelle synthesis

Optical Materials Express, Vol. 7 Issue 7, pp.2597-2616 (2017)
The synthesis of persistent luminescent, monoclinic SrAl2O4:Eu2+,Dy3+ traditionally employs high temper...

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