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Optics in 2020

This special issue of Optics & Photonics News highlights exciting peer-reviewed optics research that has emerged over the past year. 

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Table Salt (NaCl)
Table Salt (NaCl)

Who knew something you eat every day could look so beautiful? Table salt (NaCl) imaged with polarization microscopy and a Wollaston or Nomarski prism. This image was taken by me at The George Washington University. 

[First-place winner, 2020 OPN Photo Contest]

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OSA High-brightness Sources and Light-driven Interactions Congress: Innovations in Ultrafast Science

24 November 2020
Comprised of three topical meetings, the all-virtual 2020 OSA High-brightness Sources and Light-driven Interactions Congress showcased...

Wolfgang Peter Schleich Named 2021 Herbert Walther Award Recipient

19 November 2020
OSA and the Deutsche Physikalische Gesell­schaft (DPG) have named OSA Fellow Wolfgang Peter Schleich, Universitat Ulm, Germany, the 2021 recipient...

New Optical Method Paves Way to Breath Test for Cancer Biomarker

16 November 2020
Researchers have developed an extremely sensitive, yet simple optical method for detecting formaldehyde in a person’s breath. Because formaldehyde...

Industry Leaders to Unveil Innovative Products at 2nd Virtual OIDA Technology Showcase

10 November 2020
Leading global companies will describe the latest developments and achievements in optics and photonics at the 2nd Virtual OSA Industry Development...

Researchers Shrink Imaging Spectrometer without Compromising Performance

05 November 2020
Researchers have developed a new imaging spectrometer that is much lighter and smaller than state-of-the-art instruments while maintaining the same...

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Omnidirectional field enhancements drive giant nonlinearities in epsilon-near-zero waveguides

Optics Letters, Vol. 45 Issue 23, pp.6514-6517 (2020)
Bulk materials with a relative electric permittivity ε close to zero exhibit giant Kerr nonlinearities. However, harnessing this response in...

Deep learning toolbox for automated enhancement, segmentation, and graphing of cortical optical coherence tomography microangiograms

Biomedical Optics Express, Vol. 11 Issue 12, pp.7325-7342 (2020)
Optical coherence tomography angiography (OCTA) is becoming increasingly popular for neuroscientific study, but it remains challenging to objective...

Decay behavior and optical parameter identification for spatial-frequency domain imaging by the radiative transport equation

JOSA A, Vol. 37 Issue 12, pp.2020-2031 (2020)
The decay behavior of specific intensity is studied for spatial-frequency domain imaging (SFDI). It is shown using the radiative transport equation...

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