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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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Analytic treatment of beam quality and power efficiency in a high-power transverse flow diode pumped alkali laser

JOSA B, Vol. 35 Issue 9, pp.2202-2210 (2018)
The performance of a 100 kW Rb–He diode pumped alkali laser system is predicted, including power scaling, optical efficiency, and bea...

Optical image processing with metasurface dark modes

JOSA A, Vol. 35 Issue 9, pp.1575-1584 (2018)
Here we consider image processing using the optical modes of metasurfaces with an angle-dependent excitation. These spatially dispersive modes can ...

Broadband linearly chirped light source with narrow linewidth based on external modulation

Optics Letters, Vol. 43 Issue 17, pp.4144-4147 (2018)
An external modulation method is proposed and experimentally demonstrated for the generation of linearly chirped light over broadband with narrow l...

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