Optics & Photonics News


Optics in 2016

Guest editors: Robert D. Guenther and colleagues

This special issue of Optics & Photonics News highlights the most exciting peer-reviewed optics research to have emerged over the past 12 months. Continue Reading



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Bubbles in sunlight
Motion of carbonated gas under sunlight inside a semi-open bottle of sparkling water. Captured in Berlin using the built-in camera of a Google Nexus 5p.

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Researchers Create Hidden Images with Commercial Inkjet Printers

08 December 2016
Researchers have developed a way to use commercial inkjet printers and readily available ink to print hidden images that are only visible when illu...

Luminaries and Leaders in Optical Communications to Deliver Keynote Presentations at OFC 2017

06 December 2016
The world’s leading conference and exhibition for optical communications and networking professionals, today announced the keynote speakers for OFC...

TOPTICA CTL Diode Lasers

06 December 2016
TOPTICA’s tunable diode laser CTL is now available at 1050, 1320 and 1470 nm.

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Spectroscopy and CW first laser operation of Yb-doped Gd3(Al0.5Ga0.5)5O12 crystal

Optical Materials Express, Vol. 7 Issue 1, pp.170-178 (2017)
We present the spectroscopic characterization and laser operation of a 2%at. Yb doped Gd3(Al0.5Ga0.5)5O...

Determining the group velocity dispersion by field analysis for the LP0X, LP1X, and LP2X mode groups independently of the fiber length: applications to step-index fibers

JOSA B, Vol. 34 Issue 1, pp.7-11 (2017)
By knowing the electric field distribution of a guided mode in an optical fiber, we are able to evaluate the group velocity dispersion in a weakly ...

Contrast-dependent saturation adjustment for outdoor image enhancement

JOSA A, Vol. 34 Issue 1, pp.7-17 (2017)
Outdoor images captured in bad-weather conditions usually have poor intensity contrast and color saturation since the light arriving at the camera ...

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