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Blue ink over glass
A drop of blue ink spills over glass, seen through a microlens array. Each microlens captures its perspective of the event. Information on the spread and origin of light can be recovered. The microlenses, 145um in diameter, are small enough to act as gratings to the light, exhibiting diffraction patterns. Taken with a Motic 1000 CMOS camera 1.3Mpx working on a microscope with a 10x 0.3 Leica air objective. The image was not processed. Captured at Biophysics Lab., Los Andes University, Colombia

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Congressional Resolutions Recognize The Optical Society’s Centennial

30 September 2016
Senator Charles Schumer, D-N.Y. and Congresswoman Louise Slaughter, D-N.Y. have introduced resolutions in the United States Senate and House of Rep...

A Swift, Economical Technique for Imaging Multicore Fibers in Real Time

29 September 2016
Multicore fibers (MCF) have attracted much attention in the fields of telecommunications, fiber lasers and medical endoscopes. MCF-based optical im...

Optics and Photonics Research and Industry Leaders to Convene in Rochester for OSA’s 100th Annual Meeting at Frontiers in Optics 2016 Conference & Exhibit

28 September 2016
Innovations from more than 600 scientific, technical and educational presentations will be highlighted during The Optical Society’s (OSA) 100th Ann...

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Multicamera system extrinsic stability analysis and large-span truss string structure displacement measurement

Applied Optics, Vol. 55 Issue 29, pp.8153-8161 (2016)
A novel technique for measuring the displacements of large-span truss string structures that employs multicamera systems is proposed. The coordinat...

Demonstration of a photonic crystal surface-emitting laser pumped Yb:YAG laser

Optics Letters, Vol. 41 Issue 20, pp.4653-4655 (2016)
We developed a cryogenically cooled Yb:YAG continuous wave oscillator directly pumped with a photonic crystal surface-emitting laser (PCSEL). A hig...

Optical vortices and vector beams

Photonics Research, Vol. 4 Issue 5, pp.OVB1-OVB1 (2016)
Amplitude, phase and polarization are essential parameters of an optical field. In the past decade, with the enhancement of techniques in manipulat...

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