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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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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...

Compact Fiber Laser May Enable Wearable Tech and Better Endoscopes

17 September 2018
By creating a new twist on fiber optic sensors, researchers in China have developed a smart, flexible photoacoustic imaging technique that may have...

Compact Fiber Laser May Enable Wearable Tech and Better Endoscopes

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Optical sensors based on polymeric nanofibers layers created by electrospinning

Optical Materials Express, Vol. 8 Issue 10, pp.3163-3175 (2018)
Porous materials have become ideal candidates for the creation of optical sensors that are able to reach extremely high sensitivities, due to both ...

Aberration-diverse optical coherence tomography for suppression of multiple scattering and speckle

Biomedical Optics Express, Vol. 9 Issue 10, pp.4919-4935 (2018)
Multiple scattering is a major barrier that limits the optical imaging depth in scattering media. In order to alleviate this effect, we demonstrate...

SOA fiber laser mode-locked by gain modulation

JOSA B, Vol. 35 Issue 10, pp.2582-2587 (2018)
This work reports, for the first time to our knowledge, on an experimental and theoretical study of mode locking via synchronous pumping of a semic...

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