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The Optics Workforce: Looking to the Future

Patricia Daukantas

Do concerns about job-killing robots and the uncertainties of the “gig economy” extend to optics and photonics? Continue Reading


 

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IMAGE OF THE WEEK

Ring resonator
Ring resonator
This picture shows lasing inside a goblet-shaped ring resonator doped with Pyrromethene 597 laser dye. The device is pumped using a 532-nm Nd:Yag laser and emits light at around 620 nm. The green corresponds to the pump beam and the red light to the lasing mode at the edges of the ring. The picture was taken from above using a self-built microscope with a color CCD camera.

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New Tool Aims to Make Surgery Safer by Helping Doctors See Nerves

16 August 2017
During operations, it can be difficult for surgeons to avoid severing crucial nerves because they look so much like other tissue. A new noninvasive...

New Tool Aims to Make Surgery Safer by Helping Doctors See Nerves

Relativistic Self-Focusing Gives Mid-IR Driven Electrons a Boost

15 August 2017
Conventional particle accelerators can range from large room-sized devices to facilities multiple kilometers across. One of the ways that scientist...

Relativistic Self-Focusing Gives Mid-IR Driven Electrons a Boost

OSA Laser Congress Plenary to Highlight Ultrafast Laser Systems and Black Hole Detection

10 August 2017
The OSA Laser Congress 2017 will feature the latest advancements in solid state laser developments and related technologies for use in free space l...

OSA Laser Congress Plenary to Highlight Ultrafast Laser Systems and Black Hole Detection

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Compressed sensing with near-field THz radiation


We demonstrate a form of near-field terahertz (THz) imaging that is compatible with compressed sensing algorithms. By spatially photomodulating THz...

Sequential Detection for Optical Wireless Scattering Communication

Journal of Optical Communications and Networking, Vol. 9 Issue 9, pp.D86-D95 (2017)
In an optical wireless scattering communication network, the receiver needs to periodically listen to the channel to detect whether the channel is ...

Silicon photonic platforms for mid-infrared applications

Photonics Research, Vol. 5 Issue 5, pp.417-430 (2017)
Silicon photonic integrated circuits for telecommunication and data centers have been well studied in the past decade, and now most related efforts...

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