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Volumetric Displays: Turning 3-D Inside-Out

Daniel Smalley, Ting-Chung Poon, Hongyue Gao, Edward Buckley, Joshua Kvavle and Kamran Qaderi

Screenless displays that provide 3-D images viewable from all directions continue to undergo development on multiple fronts. But can they find a market? Continue Reading

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Plasma windtunnel
Plasma windtunnel
This is a close-up view of a shooting star produced in a plasma windtunnel. These facilities are used to simulate the extreme conditions during the entry of spacecraft into the atmosphere. In this case the test object placed in the hot plasma flow was a piece of a meteorite that melted and evaporated within seconds - exactly like the falling stars in the sky.

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Electron Tomography Technique Leads to 3D Reconstructions at the Nanoscale

23 May 2018
Scientists recently found a way to harness the power of TEM to measure the structure of a material at the highest possible resolution – determining...

Electron Tomography Technique Leads to 3D Reconstructions at the Nanoscale

The Optical Society, Materials Research Society and SPIE Announce 2018-2019 Congressional Science and Engineering Fellows

21 May 2018
The Optical Society (OSA), the Materials Research Society (MRS) and SPIE are pleased to announce the selection Benjamin Isaacoff and Dylan Rittman ...

The Optical Society, Materials Research Society and SPIE Announce 2018-2019 Congressional Science and Engineering Fellows

CLEO 2018 Concludes with Breakthroughs in Research and Applied Innovations

18 May 2018
SAN JOSE, CALIFORNIA — The Optical Society (OSA) announced today that CLEO 2018 (CLEO) has concluded with nearly 4,400 attendees, a growing exhibit...

CLEO 2018 Concludes with Breakthroughs in Research and Applied Innovations

Innovative Light-Delivery Technique Improves Biosensors

17 May 2018
There is a continuing need for practical chip-based sensors that can be used at the point of care to detect cancer and other diseases. An innovativ...

Innovative Light-Delivery Technique Improves Biosensors

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Experimental demonstration of 20-Gb/s dual-band Nyquist PAM-4 transmission over a short-reach IMDD system using super-Nyquist sampling technique

Optics Letters, Vol. 43 Issue 11, pp.2640-2643 (2018)
In this Letter, we experimentally demonstrate a 1550-nm direct modulation laser (DML)-based dual-band Nyquist PAM-4 intensity modulation direct det...

Sky brightness and color measurements during the 21 August 2017 total solar eclipse

Applied Optics, Vol. 57 Issue 16, pp.4590-4594 (2018)
The sky brightness was measured during the partial phases and during totality of the 21 August 2017 total solar eclipse. A tracking CCD camera with...

Thermodynamic control of soliton dynamics in liquid-core fibers

Optica, Vol. 5 Issue 6, pp.695-703 (2018)
Liquid-core fibers offer local external control over pulse dispersion due to their strong thermodynamic response, offering a new degree of freedom ...

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