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Nanophotonic Biosensors: Driving Personalized Medicine

Maria Soler, Olalla Calvo-Lozano, M.-Carmen Estevez and Laura M. Lechuga

Point-of-care photonic biosensors could promote more integrated, informative, timely and precise diagnoses of human diseases—and better-targeted health care.

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Alexander's dark band
Alexander's dark band

Storms paused just long enough for a spectacular display of light in Tucson—a glorious double rainbow with a highly visible Alexander’s dark band.

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The Optical Society Names 19 Recipients for 2020 OSA Awards

27 March 2020
The Optical Society (OSA) is pleased to announce 19 recipients of 2020 awards and medals. Throughout the year, OSA will bestow a total of 25 awards...

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OSA Statement on the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act

27 March 2020
With the impact of COVID-19 (Coronavirus) disrupting important scientific research that could lead to new discoveries and technologies to combat...

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Stable photonic microwave generation in a compact format

26 March 2020
The technology of ultra-stable microwave generation using optical oscillators currently enjoys growing importance. Within this photonic generation...

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New Fabrication Approach Paves Way to Low Cost Mid-Infrared Lasers Useful for Sensing

26 March 2020
For the first time, researchers have fabricated high-performance mid-infrared laser diodes directly on microelectronics-compatible silicon...

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Volker Deckert Named Recipient of 2020 Ellis R. Lippincott Award

25 March 2020
Volker Deckert, Leibniz Institute of Photonic Technology, Jena, Germany, has been named the 2020 Ellis R. Lippincott Award recipient.

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Linear and nonlinear temperature-dependent transmission/absorption characteristics of cadmium telluride crystal for terahertz generation

Applied Optics, Vol. 59 Issue 11, pp.3417-3421 (2020)
This paper reports on the temperature-dependent investigation of linear and nonlinear transmission/absorption characteristics of CdTe crystal in th...

Torsion and strain simultaneous measurement using a cascaded helical long-period grating

JOSA B, Vol. 37 Issue 5, pp.1307-1311 (2020)
A cascaded helical long-period grating (C-HLPG) with two different grating fabricating molten state duration times (MSDTs) for simultaneous measure...

Influence of pump beam truncation on transverse relaxation time of 129Xe in a nuclear magnetic resonance gyroscope

OSA Continuum, Vol. 3 Issue 4, pp.903-910 (2020)
In order to investigate the influence of pump beam truncation on the transverse relaxation time of 129Xe nuclear spins in a nuclear magn...