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Space-Based Laser Communications Break Threshold

Donald Cornwell

Recent and upcoming deployments of satellite laser communication systems are bringing Internet-like speeds for data transmission in space. The result could be a revolution in communication, both on Earth and across the solar system. Continue Reading


 

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Fiber Optics Lights Up the Sonoran Desert
Fiber Optics Lights Up the Sonoran Desert
Glowing fiber optic flowers by British artist Bruce Munro light up the Sonoran desert in the Phoenix Desert Botanical Garden.  —Svetlana V. Boriskina, MIT
 

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ESO’s latest facility upgrade features TOPTICA

02 May 2016
ESO’s latest facility upgrade features four new TOPTICA guide star lasers on Cerro Paranal

Fiber Optic Biosensor-integrated Microfluidic Chip to Detect Glucose Levels

28 April 2016
Insulin deficiency and hyperglycemia are two well-known culprits behind diabetes, both of which are reflected in blood glucose concentrations. Now...

Fiber Optic Biosensor-integrated Microfluidic Chip to Detect Glucose Levels

Researchers Create a First Frequency Comb of Time-Bin Entangled Qubits

27 April 2016
Quantum mechanics, with its counterintuitive rules for describing the behavior of tiny particles like photons and atoms, holds great promise for pr...

Researchers Create a First Frequency Comb of Time-Bin Entangled Qubits

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Electronically and rapidly tunable fiber-integrable optical parametric oscillator for nonlinear microscopy

Optics Letters, Vol. 41 Issue 10, pp.2193-2196 (2016)
We present a fiber-based optical parametric oscillator (FOPO) pumped by a fiber-coupled laser diode. The FOPO consisted of a photonic crystal fiber...

10  GHz pulse repetition rate Er:Yb:glass laser modelocked with quantum dot semiconductor saturable absorber mirror

Applied Optics, Vol. 55 Issue 14, pp.3776-3780 (2016)
Semiconductor saturable absorber mirror (SESAM) modelocked high pulse repetition rate (≥10  GHz) diode-pumped solid-state lase...

Making metals transparent: a circuit model approach

Optics Express, Vol. 24 Issue 10, pp.10265-10274 (2016)
Solid metal films are well known to be opaque to electromagnetic waves over a wide frequency range, from low frequency to optics. High values of th...

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