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High-Power Fiber Lasers

Jeff Hecht

Fiber lasers have laid down a strong track record for high-power, high-quality beams for industry and even the military. The challenge is pushing them beyond their current limits.

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Ti:Sapphire femtosecond laser cavity in the lab.

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Optics & Photonics Science and Applications Intersect at 2018 FIO + LS

21 September 2018
The 2018 Frontiers in Optics + Laser Science (FIO + LS) conference and exhibition concluded 20 September and featured the latest in optics and phot...

Fiber Optic Sensor Measures Tiny Magnetic Fields

19 September 2018
Researchers have developed a light-based technique for measuring very weak magnetic fields, such as those produced when neurons fire in the brain.

Fiber Optic Sensor Measures Tiny Magnetic Fields

Deadline Extended to Oct. 1 to Apply to Luminate Accelerator; Receive Startup Funding for Optics, Photonics and Imaging Applications

18 September 2018
The application deadline to compete for a spot in Cohort II of Luminate NY—the world’s only business accelerator for startups with optics, photonic...

The Optical Society Elects Constance J. Chang-Hasnain as 2019 Vice President

18 September 2018
The Optical Society (OSA) is pleased to announce that its members have elected Constance J. Chang-Hasnain, Associate Dean for Strategic Alliances, ...

Adaptive Optics Facility Team Named Recipient of OSA’s 2018 Paul F. Forman Team Engineering Excellence Award

18 September 2018
The Optical Society (OSA) is pleased to announce that the Adaptive Optics Facility on the Very Large Telescope at the European Southern Observatory...

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Properties of dynamic image displacements based on microstructure

Applied Optics, Vol. 57 Issue 28, pp.8187-8192 (2018)
The superposition structure of dynamic moiré images contains a layer of micropattern array and a corresponding layer of microlens array. Dyn...

Multiparameter approach to quantum phase estimation with limited visibility

Optica, Vol. 5 Issue 10, pp.1171-1176 (2018)
Optical sensors based on quantum light need to work even in the presence of imperfections. Here we discuss how to address the presence of noise by ...

Characterization of NAD(P)H and FAD autofluorescence signatures in a Langendorff isolated-perfused rat heart model

Biomedical Optics Express, Vol. 9 Issue 10, pp.4961-4978 (2018)
Autofluorescence spectroscopy is a promising label-free approach to characterize biological samples with demonstrated potential to report structura...

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