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Rise of the Robots

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FEM simulation (COMSOL) of higher modes confined in a two-photon patterned Ormocer waveguide on top of a Cytop substrate immersed in water. Waveguide geometry was measured with an atomic force microscope.

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Researchers Move Closer to Completely Optical Artificial Neural Network

19 July 2018
Researchers have shown that it is possible to train artificial neural networks directly on an optical chip. The significant breakthrough demonstrat...

Researchers Move Closer to Completely Optical Artificial Neural Network

Thorlabs Extends OCT Offering to Include 248 kHz A-Scan Rate Systems

19 July 2018
Thorlabs announced today that it has expanded its well-established Ganymede™ OCT line to include two complete imaging systems offering an industry-...

New Analysis Tool Could Bolster Development of Efficient Engines and Fuel

18 July 2018
A newly developed analysis method can detect hydroxyl radicals (OH) with unprecedented sensitivity. Because OH is a critical component in the combu...

New Analysis Tool Could Bolster Development of Efficient Engines and Fuel

Quantum Dot White LEDs Achieve Record Efficiency

12 July 2018
Researchers have demonstrated nanomaterial-based white-light-emitting diodes (LEDs) that exhibit a record luminous efficiency of 105 lumens per watt.

Quantum Dot White LEDs Achieve Record Efficiency

The Optical Society Foundation Announces the 2018 Innovation School

11 July 2018
The Optical Society Foundation (OSAF) will host early-career professionals in the field of optics and photonics at this years’ 2018 Innovation Scho...

The Optical Society Foundation Announces the 2018 Innovation School

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Metal-insulator phase transition in Hf-doped VO2(M) thin films: a study on the structural, electrical, optical and infrared radiation properties

Optical Materials Express, Vol. 8 Issue 8, pp.2300-2311 (2018)
In this work, Hf-doped VO2 thin films were fabricated using pulsed laser deposition. We found samples with Hf doping concentrations of 0...

Joint Resource Allocation and Software-Based Reconfiguration for Energy-Efficient OFDMA-PONs

Journal of Optical Communications and Networking, Vol. 10 Issue 8, pp.C75-C85 (2018)
The widely deployed passive optical network (PON) is a cost-effective way to create a front/backhaul carrier for ubiquitous wireless access connect...

Subwavelength resolution scanning diffracted-light microscopy using plasmonic ultra-thin condensers

Optics Express, Vol. 26 Issue 15, pp.19718-19729 (2018)
We used a rotating slit placed at the back focal plane of the microscope’s objective lens to scan the light diffracted by a plasmonic crysta...

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