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TESS: The Little Satellite with a Big Job

Valerie C. Coffey

The Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite is surveying the solar neighborhood for Earth-like exoplanets—and reaping a data harvest with potential impact far beyond the search for life.

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Traveling laser beam
Traveling laser beam

Traveling laser beam through a high-refractive-index medium. The image was acquired by means of a high-resolution CCD camera.

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Predictive Touch Response Mechanism Is a Step Toward a Tactile Internet

23 January 2020
A team of researchers led by Elaine Wong at the University of Melbourne, Australia, developed a method for enhancing haptic feedback experiences in...

Leaders to Reveal the Next Generation in Optical Networking and Communications at the 2020 OIDA Executive Forum

22 January 2020
The Optical Society (OSA), co-locating with Optical Fiber Communication Conference and Exhibition (OFC), will hold the annual OIDA Executive Forum...

Deep Learning Enables Real-Time Imaging Around Corners

16 January 2020
Researchers have harnessed the power of a type of artificial intelligence known as deep learning to create a new laser-based system that can image...

New Quantum 2.0 Conference to Showcase Advances in Science and Technology

16 January 2020
The latest advances in quantum information science and technology and their impact on research and commercial development will be the focus of the...

New Optical Technique Captures Real-Time Dynamics of Cement Setting

16 January 2020
Researchers have developed a nondestructive and noninvasive optical technique that can determine the setting times for various types of cement...

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Designing a multi-quantum-dot-doped wavelength down-shifting model of c-Si solar cells by using machine learning

The efficiency of solar cell energy conversion may be significantly improved by better exploitation of the original solar spectrum. In this paper, ...

Two-dimensional topological quantum walks in the momentum space of structured light

Optica, Vol. 7 Issue 2, pp.108-114 (2020)
Quantum walks are powerful tools for quantum applications and for designing topological systems. Although they are simulated in a variety of platfo...

Strong mechanical squeezing in an optomechanical system based on Lyapunov control

Photonics Research, Vol. 8 Issue 2, pp.151-159 (2020)
We propose a scheme to generate strong squeezing of a mechanical oscillator in an optomechanical system through Lyapunov control. Frequency modulat...