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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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Moisture-Responsive ‘Robots’ Crawl with No External Power Source

26 June 2017
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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.

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Weyl points in a magnetic tetrahedral photonic crystal

Optics Express, Vol. 25 Issue 14, pp.15772-15777 (2017)
Weyl points have recently been predicted and experimentally observed in double-gyroid photonic crystals, as well as in other complex photonic struc...

Characterization of geometry and depleting carrier dependence of active silicon waveguide in tailoring optical properties

Photonics Research, Vol. 5 Issue 4, pp.305-314 (2017)
Changes in refractive index and the corresponding changes in the characteristics of an optical waveguide in enabling propagation of light are the b...

Dissipative solitons with extreme spikes: bifurcation diagrams in the anomalous dispersion regime

JOSA B, Vol. 34 Issue 7, pp.1542-1549 (2017)
Dissipative solitons with extreme spikes (DSESs), previously thought to be rare solutions of the complex cubic–quintic Ginzburg–Landa...

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