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The Optics Workforce: Looking to the Future

Patricia Daukantas

Do concerns about job-killing robots and the uncertainties of the “gig economy” extend to optics and photonics? Continue Reading


 

INDUSTRY NEWS

» Rochester Gains Optics Accelerator – 21 Jul
» European Laser Firms Announce Mergers – 06 Jul
» Study: Photonics Kicks In £12.9 billion to U.K. Economy – 30 Jun
» Schott, Safran Win Bids on ELT Primary Mirror – 16 Jun


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Thin film interference
Thin film interference
Cross section of a Silicon Wafer coated with a thin film of Silicon Nitride by Plasma Enhanced Chemical Vapor Deposition. The colors are due to thin film interference.

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Optics Leaders Announced as Visionary Speakers for 2017 FIO + LS Meeting

20 July 2017
The Frontiers in Optics + Laser Science APS/DLS (FIO + LS) conference and exhibition provides a venue for leaders in the optics and photonics commu...

Optics Leaders Announced as Visionary Speakers for 2017 FIO + LS Meeting

Researchers Look Inside Dangerous Blood Clots with Optical Clearing Technique

17 July 2017
A new technique that makes blood clots optically clear is allowing researchers to use powerful optical microscopy techniques to study the 3D struct...

Researchers Look Inside Dangerous Blood Clots with Optical Clearing Technique

New Imaging Technique Fast Enough to Watch Molecular Dynamics Involved in Neurodegenerative Diseases

13 July 2017
Researchers have developed a fast and practical molecular-scale imaging technique that could let scientists view never-before-seen dynamics of biol...

New Imaging Technique Fast Enough to Watch Molecular Dynamics Involved in Neurodegenerative Diseases

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Tunable transformation optical waveguide bends in liquid

Optica, Vol. 4 Issue 8, pp.839-846 (2017)
Optical waveguide bends are indispensable to integrated optical systems, and many methods to mitigate bend loss have thus been proposed. Transforma...

Electromagnetic pulse scattering by a spacecraft nearing light speed

Applied Optics, Vol. 56 Issue 22, pp.6206-6213 (2017)
Humans will launch spacecraft that travel at an appreciable fraction of the speed of light. Spacecraft traffic will be tracked by radar. Scattering...

Enhancement of the second plateau in solid high-order harmonic spectra by the two-color fields

Optics Express, Vol. 25 Issue 16, pp.18603-18613 (2017)
We theoretically investigate high-order harmonic generation (HHG) from solids in two-color fields. It is found that under the premise of maintainin...

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