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Space-Based Laser Communications Break Threshold

Donald Cornwell

Recent and upcoming deployments of satellite laser communication systems are bringing Internet-like speeds for data transmission in space. The result could be a revolution in communication, both on Earth and across the solar system. Continue Reading


 

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» Evolving Technology Stoking Industrial Laser Market – 24 May
» NASA Opens Up Dozens of Patents – 13 May
» Australian Nanoscience Institute Launches Headquarters – 22 Apr
» Corning to Acquire Alliance Fiber Optic Products – 08 Apr


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Red Gelatin Prism
Red Gelatin Prism
Light reflection and refraction using a gelatin prism. —Alberto Tufaile and Adriana P. B. Tufaile, Soft Matter Lab/EACH-USP

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Could Optical Clocks Redefine the Length of a Second?

25 May 2016
GPS-based navigation, communication systems, electrical power grids and financial networks all rely on the precise time kept by a network of around...

Could Optical Clocks Redefine the Length of a Second?

Bug-zapping lasers could add new weapon to our insect-fighting arsenal

23 May 2016
Control and monitoring of disease-vector insects is critical to global health, as insect vectors spread pathogens among humans, animals and agricul...

Bug-zapping lasers could add new weapon to our insect-fighting arsenal

Researchers Turn an iPad Mini into an Invisibility Cloak

19 May 2016
Imagine you could see through blind spots in your car, or that a surgeon’s hand could be invisible during a delicate procedure. Both could be possi...

 Researchers Turn an iPad Mini into an Invisibility Cloak

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Calibration-free wavelength modulation spectroscopy: symmetry approach and residual amplitude modulation normalization

Applied Optics, Vol. 55 Issue 16, pp.4446-4455 (2016)
This paper offers a simple, practical strategy to implement wavelength modulation spectroscopy (WMS) with a tunable diode laser. It eliminates the ...

Calibration method to improve the accuracy of THz imaging and spectroscopy in reflection geometry

Photonics Research, Vol. 4 Issue 3, pp.A29-A35 (2016)
We introduce a novel method to accurately extract the optical parameters in terahertz reflection imaging. Our method builds on standard self-refere...

Influence of the UV dosage on planar Bragg gratings in cyclo-olefin copolymer substrates

Optical Materials Express, Vol. 6 Issue 6, pp.2118-2127 (2016)
We report on the influence of the applied UV dosage on the fabrication of planar Bragg gratings in cyclo-olefin copolymers. Integrated waveguides w...

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