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Astrophotonics: The Rise of Integrated Photonics in Astronomy

Barnaby Norris and Joss Bland-Hawthorn

Photonic components are fueling impressive gains by Earth-based astrophysicists—with more to come in the soon-to-be-initiated age of extremely large telescopes.

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 Laser diode ruby laser
Laser diode ruby laser

A gallium nitride (GaN) laser diode pumped ruby laser. The gap between the blue and red beams is the laser cavity. The beams are made visible by tracing them with a white card while the camera shutter is open.


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The OSA Foundation Names First Recipient of the Milton and Rosalind Chang Pivoting Fellowship

22 April 2019
The OSA Foundation (OSAF) is pleased to announce Araceli Venegas-Gomez, a Ph.D. student at University of Strathclyde, U.K., as the first recipient ...

The OSA Foundation Names First Recipient of the Milton and Rosalind Chang Pivoting Fellowship

Researchers Use 3D Printer to Print Glass

18 April 2019
For the first time, researchers have successfully 3D printed chalcogenide glass, a unique material used to make optical components that operate at ...

Researchers Use 3D Printer to Print Glass

New Survey Jointly Commissioned by SPIE and OSA Assesses Level of Harassment at Scientific Meetings

16 April 2019
In a new professional conduct survey jointly commissioned by The Optical Society (OSA) and SPIE, the international society for optics and photonics...

New Survey Jointly Commissioned by SPIE and OSA Assesses Level of Harassment at Scientific Meetings

The Optical Society Names Pablo Artal the 2019 Edgar D. Tillyer Award Recipient

16 April 2019
The Optical Society (OSA) is pleased to name Pablo Artal, Universidad de Murcia, Spain the 2019 Edgar D. Tillyer Award winner.

The Optical Society Names Pablo Artal the 2019 Edgar D. Tillyer Award Recipient

The Optical Society Names Fred Leonberger the 2019 David Richardson Medal Recipient

12 April 2019
The Optical Society (OSA) is pleased to name Fred Leonberger, EOvation Advisors LLC, U.S.A., winner of the 2019 David Richardson Medal.

The Optical Society Names Fred Leonberger the 2019 David Richardson Medal Recipient

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Improving DOT reconstruction with a Born iterative method and US-guided sparse regularization

Biomedical Optics Express, Vol. 10 Issue 5, pp.2528-2541 (2019)
Ultrasound (US)-guided diffuse optical tomography (DOT) is a promising low-cost imaging technique for diagnosis and assessment of breast cancer. US...

Compact dynamic optical isolator based on tandem phase modulators

Optics Letters, Vol. 44 Issue 9, pp.2240-2243 (2019)
Non-magnetic dynamic optical isolators, constructed from modulators, provide a complementary metal oxide semiconductor (CMOS)-compatible approach t...

System for simultaneous sensing of sulfur dioxide and carbon disulfide based on deep ultraviolet absorption spectroscopy

Applied Optics, Vol. 58 Issue 13, pp.3325-3330 (2019)
In this study, a sensitive system for simultaneous sensing of sulfur dioxide and carbon disulfide was developed based on absorption spectroscopy in...

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