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Chip-Based Optical Tweezers Levitate Nanoparticles in a Vacuum
Researchers have created tiny chip-based optical tweezers that can be used to optically levitate nanoparticles in a vacuum. In Optica, Optica Publishing Group’s journal for high-impact research, researchers at Purdue University and Pennsylvania State University report the first realization of on-chip optical levitation in a vacuum with an ultrathin metalens.
Added: 21 Oct 2021
Researchers Integrate Optical Devices Made of Multiple Materials onto Single Chip
In the Optica Publishing Group journal Optical Materials Express, researchers describe a highly accurate way to assemble multiple micron-scale optical devices extremely close together on a single chip. The approach could allow high-volume manufacturing of chip-based optical systems that would enable more compact optical communications devices and advanced imagers.
Added: 29 Sep 2021
New Imaging System Reveals Solar Panel Defects Even in Bright Sunlight
In the Optica Publishing Group journal Applied Optics, researchers from Nanjing University of Science and Technology in China describe how a unique combination of new hardware and software allows defects in solar panels to be clearly imaged and analyzed even in bright light.
Added: 27 Sep 2021
OSA Becomes Optica, the Society Advancing Optics and Photonics Worldwide
Today marks a historic day for OSA, as the organization changes its name to Optica, the society advancing optics and photonics worldwide. Its new name reinforces the society’s position as the leading forum for advancing light science and technology. It also reflects its diverse global community.
Added: 20 Sep 2021
New Technology Makes It Possible to See Clearly Through Murky Water
In Optics Express, Tianjin University researchers overcome the limitations of traditional polarimetric underwater imaging by developing a new method that can automatically produce clear images through murky water. The new technology could be useful for searching for drowning victims, documenting submerged archaeological artifacts and monitoring underwater farms.
Added: 16 Sep 2021