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Japanese Raindrop Cake
Japanese Raindrop Cake
A lens-like Japanese raindrop cake made from water and agar contains a single cherry blossom. Image taken with an iPhone SE at Aï Restaurant, Vienna, Austria. 

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The Optical Society Presents the 2018 Charles Hard Townes Award

19 June 2018
The Optical Society (OSA) is pleased to name Peter Fritschel, Kavli Institute for Astrophysics and Space Research, Massachusetts Institute of Techn...

The Optical Society Presents the 2018 Charles Hard Townes Award

Anna Consortini Recognized with The Optical Society 2018 Robert E. Hopkins Leadership Award

14 June 2018
The Optical Society (OSA) is pleased to name Anna Consortini, Università degli Studi di Firenze, Italy the 2018 Robert E. Hopkins Leadership Award ...

Anna Consortini Recognized with The Optical Society 2018 Robert E. Hopkins Leadership Award

The Optical Society Announces 2018 Class of Senior Members

13 June 2018
The Optical Society (OSA) Board of Directors is pleased to announce the approval of 169 new Senior Members — an OSA distinction that provides well-...

The Optical Society Announces 2018 Class of Senior Members

The Optical Society Applauds the House Science Committee’s Intent to Introduce Quantum Legislation

13 June 2018
The Optical Society (OSA) applauds the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Science, Space, and Technology Committee for announcing its inten...

The Optical Society Applauds the House Science Committee’s Intent to Introduce Quantum Legislation

Transparent, Conductive Films Promising for Developing Flexible Screens

06 June 2018
Researchers have demonstrated large-scale fabrication of a new type of transparent conductive electrode film based on nanopatterned silver. Smartph...

Transparent, Conductive Films Promising for Developing Flexible Screens

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Self-written waveguides in photopolymer

Applied Optics, Vol. 57 Issue 22, pp.E80-E88 (2018)
Self-written waveguide (SWW) trajectories fabricated inside a dry photopolymer bulk material, acrylamide/polyvinyl alcohol (AA/PVA), are studied. T...

Ultrafast rogue wave patterns in fiber lasers

Optica, Vol. 5 Issue 7, pp.774-778 (2018)
Fiber lasers are convenient for studying extreme and rare events, such as rogue waves, thanks to the lasers’ fast dynamics. Indeed, several ...

Diode-wing-pumped electro-optically Q-switched 2 μm laser with pulse energy scaling over ten millijoules

Optics Express, Vol. 26 Issue 13, pp.17731-17738 (2018)
Characteristics of diode-wing-pumped highly efficient Tm:LuAG lasers running both in continuous wave (CW) and electro-optical Q-switching regimes h...

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