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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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Dining with Telescopes
Dining with Telescopes

LED ceiling lights, refracted through two water glasses on a dinner table that act as positive power lenses. The coupling of the focal distances creates a a domestic “telescope” that can be used to demonstrate simple geometrical-optics concepts. (Image was taken with a Samsung S7 phone.)

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Optics & Photonics Science and Applications Intersect at 2018 FIO + LS

21 September 2018
The 2018 Frontiers in Optics + Laser Science (FIO + LS) conference and exhibition concluded 20 September and featured the latest in optics and phot...

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...

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Multiresolution-based weighted regularization for denoised image interpolation from scattered samples with application to confocal microscopy

JOSA A, Vol. 35 Issue 10, pp.1749-1759 (2018)
The problem of reconstructing an image from nonuniformly spaced, spatial point measurements is frequently encountered in bioimaging and other scien...

Hybrid Electro-Optical Intra-Data Center Networks Tailored for Different Traffic Classes

Journal of Optical Communications and Networking, Vol. 10 Issue 11, pp.889-901 (2018)
This work presents a novel approach in intra-data center network design and performance evaluation, based on a tailored, long-range dependence data...

Superhydrophobic silver film as a SERS substrate for the detection of uric acid and creatinine

Biomedical Optics Express, Vol. 9 Issue 10, pp.4988-4997 (2018)
Superhydrophobic silver films were fabricated by silver-mirror reaction and surface functionalization with thiol. The thiol-functionalization signi...

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