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Zero-Index Platforms: Where Light Defies Geometry

Iñigo Liberal and Nader Engheta

Geometry-invariant effects in structures with near-zero permittivity or permeability could lead to deformable optical devices, and to new insights into unique light-matter interactions. Continue Reading



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A cylindrical array of eight filaments propagating through transparent acrylic. The array was created using the superposition of two ultrafast fourth order Bessel beams. [Taken from the 2015 After Image photo contest.] —Nicholas Barbieri, University of Central Florida

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Machines Can Learn Ethics and Other Predictions for AI

28 July 2016
Ray Kurzweil, inventor, author and futurist, discussed the law of accelerating returns for technology and its impact on business and society on 8 J...

Pixel-array Quantum Cascade Detector Paves the Way for Portable Thermal Imaging Devices

26 July 2016
The primary source of infrared radiation is heat — the radiation produced by the thermal motion of charged particles in matter, including the motio...

The Optical Society Presents the 2016 Latin America Optics and Photonics Conference

22 July 2016
The Optical Society (OSA) presents the 2016 Latin America Optics and Photonics Conference (LAOP), an international congress hosted by The Optical S...

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Development of an optical microscopy system for automated bubble cloud analysis

Applied Optics, Vol. 55 Issue 22, pp.6102-6107 (2016)
Recently, the number of uses of bubbles has begun to increase dramatically, with medicine, biofuel production, and wastewater treatment just some o...

Magneto-optical properties of liquid-crystalline ferrofluids

Optical Materials Express, Vol. 6 Issue 8, pp.2681-2688 (2016)
We study theoretically the magneto-optical properties of suspensions of magnetic nanoparticles within liquid crystalline matrices whose structure h...

Toward a planar black silicon technology for 50 μm-thin crystalline silicon solar cells

Optics Express, Vol. 24 Issue 18, pp.A1224-A1233 (2016)
Auger and surface recombinations are major drawbacks that deteriorate a photon-to-electron conversion efficiencies in nanostructured (NS) Si solar ...

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