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Special Issue: European Photonics

This month, OPN throws the spotlight on the dynamic environment for photonics in Europe—a leader both in photonic science and in recognition of that science’s power to drive regional progress and economic growth. Continue Reading

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Saturable Absorber
Saturable Absorber
Mirrored image of a liquid dye-jet saturable absorber inside a Ti:sapphire ring laser.

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The Optical Society Names the 2018 William F. Meggers Award Recipient

17 August 2018
The Optical Society (OSA) is pleased to name Warren S. Warren, Duke University, USA, the 2018 William F. Meggers Award recipient.

The Optical Society Names the 2018 William F. Meggers Award Recipient

The Optical Society Names 2018 C.E.K. Mees Medal Recipient

14 August 2018
The Optical Society (OSA) is pleased to name Stanley Whitcomb, of the LIGO (Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory) Laboratory, Califo...

 The Optical Society Names 2018 C.E.K. Mees Medal Recipient

Optical Pressure Detector Could Improve Robot Skin, Wearable Devices and Touch Screens

14 August 2018
A new type of pressure sensor based on light could allow the creation of sensitive artificial skins to give robots a better sense of touch, wearabl...

Optical Pressure Detector Could Improve Robot Skin, Wearable Devices and Touch Screens

The Optical Society Announces the 2018 Emmet N. Leith Medal Recipient

10 August 2018
The Optical Society (OSA) is pleased to name Asher Albert Friesem, Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel, as the recipient of the 2018 Emmett N. Le...

The Optical Society Announces the 2018 Emmet N. Leith Medal Recipient

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Improvement of printing efficiency in holographic stereogram printing with the combination of a field lens and holographic diffuser

Applied Optics, Vol. 57 Issue 25, pp.7159-7166 (2018)
In this paper, we use a field lens and a holographic diffuser together to improve the printing efficiency of a holographic stereogram printing syst...

Are slot and sub-wavelength grating waveguides better than strip waveguides for sensing?

Optica, Vol. 5 Issue 9, pp.1046-1054 (2018)
The unique ability of slot and sub-wavelength grating (SWG) waveguides to confine light outside of the waveguide core material has attracted signif...

Performance of a dielectric PVT concentrator for building-façade integration

Optics Express, Vol. 26 Issue 18, pp.A892-A903 (2018)
Concentrating photovoltaic-thermal (CPVT) systems, which can be integrated on buildings façades and use low-accuracy trackers and standard c...

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