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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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» Evolving Technology Stoking Industrial Laser Market – 24 May
» NASA Opens Up Dozens of Patents – 13 May
» Australian Nanoscience Institute Launches Headquarters – 22 Apr
» Corning to Acquire Alliance Fiber Optic Products – 08 Apr


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Red Gelatin Prism
Red Gelatin Prism
Light reflection and refraction using a gelatin prism. —Alberto Tufaile and Adriana P. B. Tufaile, Soft Matter Lab/EACH-USP

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Could Optical Clocks Redefine the Length of a Second?

25 May 2016
GPS-based navigation, communication systems, electrical power grids and financial networks all rely on the precise time kept by a network of around...

Could Optical Clocks Redefine the Length of a Second?

Bug-zapping lasers could add new weapon to our insect-fighting arsenal

23 May 2016
Control and monitoring of disease-vector insects is critical to global health, as insect vectors spread pathogens among humans, animals and agricul...

Bug-zapping lasers could add new weapon to our insect-fighting arsenal

Researchers Turn an iPad Mini into an Invisibility Cloak

19 May 2016
Imagine you could see through blind spots in your car, or that a surgeon’s hand could be invisible during a delicate procedure. Both could be possi...

 Researchers Turn an iPad Mini into an Invisibility Cloak

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Recently Published

Rigorous theoretical analysis of a surface-plasmon nanolaser with monolayer MoS2 gain medium

Optics Letters, Vol. 41 Issue 11, pp.2636-2639 (2016)
Lasers based on monolayer (ML) transition-metal dichalcogenide semiconductor crystals have the potential for low threshold operation and a small de...

Optimal channels for channelized quadratic estimators

JOSA A, Vol. 33 Issue 6, pp.1214-1225 (2016)
We present a new method for computing optimized channels for estimation tasks that is feasible for high-dimensional image data. Maximum-likelihood ...

Shortwave infrared (SWIR) emission from 450 nm InGaN diode lasers

Optical Materials Express, Vol. 6 Issue 6, pp.2139-2146 (2016)
Shortwave infrared emission from 450 nm InGaN diode lasers is analyzed, and its physical origin is located by SWIR imaging of operating devices. Em...

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