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Heat Is the New Light

Svetlana V. Boriskina, Hadi Zandavi, Bai Song, Yi Huang and Gang Chen

A new paradigm looks at harnessing thermal radiation for lighting, energy generation and even non-contact cooling. Continue Reading


 

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Illuminated Fruit
Illuminated Fruit
A cross-section of a Diospyros (persimmon) fruit illuminated from behind. The central star-like core serves as a natural light waveguide, while the scattering periphery transmits only diffuse light.

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The Optical Society Announces IONS KOALA 2017

17 November 2017
The International OSA Network of Students (IONS) will host the eighth and final IONs meeting of 2017, IONS KOALA. IONS KOALA will be held 26 Novemb...

The Optical Society Announces IONS KOALA 2017

The Optical Society to Host Special Events in Celebration of International Day of Light

15 November 2017
The science of light improves most every facet of modern life. The UNESCO General Conference officially proclaimed the date of May 16th as the Inte...

The Optical Society to Host Special Events in Celebration of International Day of Light

UNESCO proclaims May 16th as the International Day of Light

14 November 2017
The 39th Session of the UNESCO General Conference has today proclaimed the date of May 16th as the International Day of Light. The proclamation of...

 UNESCO proclaims May 16th as the International Day of Light

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Self-adjustment of a nonlinear lasing mode to a pumped area in a two-dimensional microcavity [Invited]

Photonics Research, Vol. 5 Issue 6, pp.B47-B53 (2017)
We numerically performed wave dynamical simulations based on the Maxwell–Bloch (MB) model for a quadrupole-deformed microcavity laser with s...

High-peak-power mode-locking pulse generation in a dual-loss-modulated laser with BP-SA and EOM

Optics Letters, Vol. 42 Issue 23, pp.4820-4823 (2017)
In this Letter, a high-quality black phosphorus saturable absorber (BP-SA) with a multilayer structure was prepared, and its corresponding characte...

Deep learning microscopy

Optica, Vol. 4 Issue 11, pp.1437-1443 (2017)
We demonstrate that a deep neural network can significantly improve optical microscopy, enhancing its spatial resolution over a large field of view...

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