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Optics in 2018

Now in its 36th year, OPN’s annual feature reviews some of the most interesting research in optics and photonics published in recent months. Our panel of guest editors reviewed 113 summaries submitted by research teams from across the globe, to select 30 intriguing stories that reflect the broad sweep of optical and photonic science and engineering.

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IMAGE OF THE WEEK

Dust on a silicon substrate
Dust on a silicon substrate

The image shows a chunk of dust on a silicon substrate with nanowire-like structure on the the surface, which resembles a meteorite falling on a forest. The surface is coated with chromium for better resolution in SEM. [Third place winner (tie), 2018 After Image photo contest.] 


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New Device Could Help Answer Fundamental Questions about Quantum Physics

13 December 2018
Researchers have developed a new device that can measure and control a nanoparticle trapped in a laser beam with unprecedented sensitivity. The new...

New Device Could Help Answer Fundamental Questions about Quantum Physics

Distinguished Members of The Optical Society Named 2018 Fellows of The National Academy of Inventors

13 December 2018
Eleven Fellows of The Optical Society (OSA) will join the ranks of the National Academy of Inventors, a professional distinction accorded to academ...

Better Biomedical Devices, Wearable Displays May Result From Tiny Light-Guiding Structures

11 December 2018
For the first time, researchers have fabricated light-guiding structures known as waveguides just over one micron wide in a clear silicone commonly...

Better Biomedical Devices, Wearable Displays May Result From Tiny Light-Guiding Structures

New Graphene-based Sensor Design Could Improve Food Safety

04 December 2018
In the U.S., more than 100 food recalls were issued in 2017 because of contamination from harmful bacteria such as Listeria, Salmonella or E. coli....

New Graphene-based Sensor Design Could Improve Food Safety

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Mode-selective image upconversion


We study selective upconversion of optical signals according to their detailed transverse electromagnetic modes and demonstrate its proof of operat...

Adaptive Shack-Hartmann wavefront sensor accommodating large wavefront variations

Optics Express, Vol. 26 Issue 26, pp.34428-34441 (2018)
Shack-Hartmann wavefront sensors (SHWFSs) usually have fixed subaperture areas on the detector, in order to fix the minimum and maximum amounts of ...

Optical constants of restored and etched reduced graphene oxide: a spectroscopic ellipsometry study

Optical Materials Express, Vol. 9 Issue 1, pp.234-243 (2019)
Structural and defective information in graphene are usually detected by Raman spectroscopy and electrical techniques; however, less attention has ...

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