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Innovative Technique for Shaping Light Could Solve Bandwidth Crunch

19 October 2016
As data demands continue to grow, scientists predict that it’s only a matter of time before today’s telecommunication networks reach capacity unles...

The Optical Society Elects Ursula Gibson as 2017 Vice President

19 October 2016
The Optical Society (OSA) is pleased to announce that its members have elected Ursula Gibson of the Norwegian University of Science and Technology,...

Full Circle Viewing: 360-degree Electronic Holographic Display

18 October 2016
Princess Leia, your Star Wars hologram moment may be redeemed. In the original ‘Star Wars’ movie, the inviting but grainy special effects hologram ...

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Photonic microwave frequency measurement with a tunable range based on a dual-polarization modulator

Applied Optics, Vol. 55 Issue 31, pp.8727-8731 (2016)
This paper presents a novel photonic-assisted microwave frequency measurement scheme based on an integrated dual-polarization Mach–Zehnder modulato...

Optimum conjugation length in donor–acceptor molecules for third-order nonlinear optics

JOSA B, Vol. 33 Issue 12, pp.E130-E142 (2016)
We report on the third-order nonlinear optical properties of a series of molecules, first published in Chem. Eur. J.19, 12693–12704 (2013)CHRYAQ000...

Spectro-temporal shaping of supercontinuum for subnanosecond time-coded M-CARS spectroscopy

Optics Letters, Vol. 41 Issue 21, pp.5007-5010 (2016)
A supercontinuum laser source was designed for multiplex-coherent anti-Stokes Raman scattering spectroscopy. This source was based on the use of a ...

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