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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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Seeing the Forest Through the Trees with a New LiDAR System

27 June 2017
Shortly after lasers were first developed in the 1960s, LiDAR – whose name originated as a combination of “light” and “radar” – capitalized on the ...

Seeing the Forest Through the Trees with a New LiDAR System

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26 June 2017
Using an off-the-shelf camera flash, researchers turned an ordinary sheet of graphene oxide into a material that bends when exposed to moisture. Th...

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OSA to Host an Incubator Meeting on Materials for Optomechanical Actuation

25 June 2017
Incubator meeting to provide a collaborative forum for problem-solving optomechanical materials challenges.

OSA to Host an Incubator Meeting on Materials for Optomechanical Actuation

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In vivo photothermal treatment with real-time monitoring by optical fiber-needle array

Biomedical Optics Express, Vol. 8 Issue 7, pp.3482-3492 (2017)
Photothermal treatment (PTT) using gold nanoshells (gold-NSs) is accepted as a method for treating cancer. However, owing to restrictions in therap...

Room-temperature, rapidly tunable, green-pumped continuous-wave optical parametric oscillator

Optics Letters, Vol. 42 Issue 13, pp.2635-2638 (2017)
We report a high-power, single-frequency, green-pumped continuous-wave optical parametric oscillator (OPO) capable of providing rapid and continuou...

Objective-trait-bias metaheuristics for design optimization of optical structures

JOSA B, Vol. 34 Issue 7, pp.1551-1559 (2017)
Search algorithms play a crucial role in systematic design optimization of optical structures. Though many sophisticated methods appear in the lite...

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