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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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Extreme Learning Machine for Estimating Blocking Probability of Bufferless OBS/OPS Networks

Journal of Optical Communications and Networking, Vol. 9 Issue 8, pp.682-692 (2017)
Recently, the neural network approach for the blocking probability evaluation on optical networks was proposed, in which the inputs of the neural n...

Integrated continuous-wave aluminum nitride Raman laser

Optica, Vol. 4 Issue 8, pp.893-896 (2017)
Wurtzite aluminum nitride (AlN) is known to exhibit six Raman-active optic phonons, making it appealing for Raman lasing. Here, we demonstrate cont...

Design of a simple non-destructive detection system using P-wave lasers for determining the soluble solids content of apples

Applied Optics, Vol. 56 Issue 22, pp.6235-6243 (2017)
The simple and nondestructive detection system studied in this work uses a near-infrared (NIR) detector and parallel-polarized (P-wave) NIR lasers ...

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