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High-Average-Power Ultrafast Lasers

Thomas M. Spinka and Constantin Haefner

Recent advances in the average-power capabilities of lasers with petawatt peak powers are enabling new science and applications in industry, biomedicine and security. Continue Reading


 

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White-light interference patterns
White-light interference patterns
Complimentary white-light interference patterns in an air thin film between two glass plates. One pattern is obtained by light reflection; the other one by transmission.

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Science and Applications Intersect at the 2017 FIO + LS

21 September 2017
The 2017 Frontiers in Optics + Laser Science (FIO + LS) conference and exhibition concluded today featuring the latest in optics and photonics rese...

Science and Applications Intersect at the 2017 FIO + LS

New Technique Accurately Digitizes Transparent Objects

19 September 2017
A new imaging technique makes it possible to precisely digitize clear objects and their surroundings, an achievement that has eluded current state-...

New Technique Accurately Digitizes Transparent Objects

The Optical Society Elects Stephen D. Fantone as 2018 Vice President

19 September 2017
The Optical Society (OSA) is pleased to announce that its members have elected Stephen D. Fantone, president and founder of Optikos Corporation, Un...

The Optical Society Elects Stephen D. Fantone as 2018 Vice President

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Spectral–temporal dynamics of high power Raman picosecond pulse using H2-filled Kagome HC-PCF

Optics Letters, Vol. 42 Issue 19, pp.3896-3899 (2017)
We report on the spectral–temporal characterization of a 1.8 μm wavelength and high power picosecond pulse Raman source. It is...

Cross-phase modulation induced modulation instability in negative index metamaterial with saturable nonlinear response

JOSA B, Vol. 34 Issue 10, pp.2203-2212 (2017)
The influence of nonlinear dispersion (originating from the dispersive permeability as well as from the nonlinear polarization) on cross-phase modu...

Ultra-thin Bloch-surface-wave-based reflector at telecommunication wavelength

Photonics Research, Vol. 5 Issue 5, pp.494-499 (2017)
We experimentally demonstrate the optical properties of gratings engraved in a single-mode waveguide fabricated on top of a dielectric multilayer p...

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