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Laser Additive Manufacturing: Going Mainstream

Ilya Mingareev and Martin Richardson

Despite rapid progress, LAM remains largely a niche fabrication technology. What advances in technology and manufacturing science will bring it to the front ranks? Continue Reading



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Researchers Use Laser-Generated Bubbles to Create 3D Images in Liquid

23 February 2017
Researchers have developed a completely new type of display that creates 3D images by using a laser to form tiny bubbles inside a liquid “screen.” ...

MKS Instruments, Inc. Announces the Release of the FemtoOptics™ High Reflector Harmonic Mirror Family

22 February 2017
MKS Instruments, Inc. announces the release of the FemtoOptics(TM) High Reflector Harmonic Mirror Family, providing the maximum badnwidth achievabl...

The Optical Society Congratulates Queen Elizabeth Prize Recipients Eric Fossum and George Smith

22 February 2017
The Optical Society (OSA), the leading global professional association in optics and photonics, today announced that OSA Fellow Eric Fossum and OSA...

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High-directional vortex beam emitter based on Archimedean spiral adiabatic waveguides

Optics Letters, Vol. 42 Issue 5, pp.975-978 (2017)
Integrated devices that emit light beams with orbital angular momentum (OAM) are becoming key components for wide-ranging applications. Here we pro...

Optics of multiple ultrasharp grooves in metal

JOSA B, Vol. 34 Issue 3, pp.673-680 (2017)
The optics of multiple ultrasharp sub-wavelength grooves in metal is studied theoretically. Focus is on the transition from a single groove, where ...

Highly sensitive refractive index sensor based on a TiO2 nanowire array

Applied Optics, Vol. 56 Issue 7, pp.1930-1934 (2017)
We propose a novel, highly sensitive refractive index (RI) sensor by means of combining the Kretschmann prism with a TiO2 nanowire array...

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