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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

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

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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Bow-shaped caustics from conical prisms: a 13th-century account of rainbow formation from Robert Grosseteste’s De iride

Applied Optics, Vol. 56 Issue 19, pp.G197-G204 (2017)
The rainbow has been the subject of discussion across a variety of historical periods and cultures, and numerous optical explanations have been sug...

Broadband LWIR and MWIR metamaterial absorbers with a simple design topology: almost perfect absorption and super-octave band operation in MWIR band

JOSA B, Vol. 34 Issue 7, pp.D86-D94 (2017)
Infrared absorbers are essential structures in the design of thermal emitters and thermal infrared imagers. In this study, we propose simple topolo...

Fairness-Aware Dynamic Sub-Carrier Allocation in Distance-Adaptive Modulation OFDMA-PON for Elastic Lambda Aggregation Networks

Journal of Optical Communications and Networking, Vol. 9 Issue 7, pp.616-624 (2017)
In this paper, fairness-aware dynamic sub-carrier allocation (DSA) in a distance-adaptive modulation orthogonal frequency division multiple access ...

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