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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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Sophisticated Medical Imaging Technique Proves Useful for Automotive Industry

25 July 2017
Many of today’s cars are coated with paint that exhibits a metallic or glittery shine. The exact sparkle and color you see is determined by the dis...

Sophisticated Medical Imaging Technique Proves Useful for Automotive Industry

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

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Supercontinuum generation by stimulated Raman–Kerr scattering in a liquid-core optical fiber


We investigate nonlinear picosecond pulse propagation at 532 nm in an optical fiber capillary filled with toluene liquid and demonstrate sup...

Electrically tunable whispering gallery mode microresonator based on a grapefruit-microstructured optical fiber infiltrated with nematic liquid crystals

Optics Letters, Vol. 42 Issue 15, pp.2988-2991 (2017)
An electrically tunable whispering gallery mode (WGM) microresonator based on an HF-etched microstructured optical fiber (MOF) infiltrated with nem...

Centralized inverse-Fano distribution for controlling conversion gain measurement accuracy of detector elements

JOSA A, Vol. 34 Issue 8, pp.1411-1423 (2017)
Statistical theory is applied to derive the centralized inverse-Fano distribution as a model for the probability distribution of the photon transfe...

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