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Zero-Index Platforms: Where Light Defies Geometry

Iñigo Liberal and Nader Engheta

Geometry-invariant effects in structures with near-zero permittivity or permeability could lead to deformable optical devices, and to new insights into unique light-matter interactions. Continue Reading



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A cylindrical array of eight filaments propagating through transparent acrylic. The array was created using the superposition of two ultrafast fourth order Bessel beams. [Taken from the 2015 After Image photo contest.] —Nicholas Barbieri, University of Central Florida

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Pixel-array Quantum Cascade Detector Paves the Way for Portable Thermal Imaging Devices

26 July 2016
The primary source of infrared radiation is heat — the radiation produced by the thermal motion of charged particles in matter, including the motio...

The Optical Society Presents the 2016 Latin America Optics and Photonics Conference

22 July 2016
The Optical Society (OSA) presents the 2016 Latin America Optics and Photonics Conference (LAOP), an international congress hosted by The Optical S...

New Probe Developed for Improved High Resolution Measurement of Brain Temperature

20 July 2016
The brain is the most temperature-sensitive organ in the body. Even small deviations in brain temperature are capable of producing profound effects...

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Laser-induced excited-state crossover and spectral variation of Cr3+ in the high-crystal-field environment of CaGa2O4

Optics Letters, Vol. 41 Issue 15, pp.3635-3638 (2016)
We have studied a wide-bandgap oxide semiconductor, CaGa1.99Cr0.01O4, which possesses high crystal field strength ...

Creating Airy beams employing a transmissive spatial light modulator

Applied Optics, Vol. 55 Issue 22, pp.6095-6101 (2016)
We present a detailed study of two novel methods for shaping the light optical wavefront by employing a transmissive spatial light modulator (SLM)....

High-power 100  fs semiconductor disk lasers

Optica, Vol. 3 Issue 8, pp.844-852 (2016)
Optically pumped passively modelocked semiconductor disk lasers (SDLs) provide superior performance in average output power, a broad range of opera...

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