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Mid-IR Spectroscopic Sensing

Nathalie Picqué and Theodor W. Hänsch

Advances in mid-IR light sources and spectrometers are spurring development of fast, powerful instruments to explore a range of scientific, industrial and biomedical problems.

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An experimental interferometric frequency-resolved optical gating (FROG) trace of an ultrashort laser pulse from a Ti:sapphire oscillator. The trace is presented using a custom Matlab colormap.


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Fiber-Based Imaging Spectrometer Captures Record Amounts of Data

20 May 2019
Researchers have developed a new compact, fiber-based imaging spectrometer for remote sensing that can capture 30,000 sampling points each containi...

Fiber-Based Imaging Spectrometer Captures Record Amounts of Data

The Optical Society Celebrates International Day of Light 16 May 2019

16 May 2019
The Optical Society (OSA) today celebrates the second annual International Day of Light (IDL), a global initiative by UNESCO that supports continue...

The Optical Society Celebrates International Day of Light 16 May 2019

Plenary Speakers to Highlight Latest Advances in Optical-Based Sensors at OSA Sensing Congress

14 May 2019
Plenary talks on the latest optical-based sensor advances are among the highlights of the OSA Optical Sensors and Sensing Congress 25–27 June in Sa...

Plenary Speakers to Highlight Latest Advances in Optical-Based Sensors at OSA Sensing Congress

CLEO 2019 Highlights Cutting-Edge Research and Applications in Laser Science

10 May 2019
The Optical Society (OSA) announced today that CLEO 2019 (CLEO) has concluded with 3,800 registrants, distinguished talks from Nobel Laureates and ...

CLEO 2019 Highlights Cutting-Edge Research and Applications in Laser Science

The OSA Foundation, Coherent Inc., Name First Recipient of The Bernard J. Couillaud Prize

08 May 2019
The OSA Foundation (OSAF) and Coherent, Inc., are pleased to announce David Carlson, a postdoctoral researcher at the National Institute of Standar...

The OSA Foundation, Coherent Inc., Name First Recipient of The Bernard J. Couillaud Prize

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Precise size distribution measurement of aerosol particles and fog droplets in the open atmosphere

Optics Express, Vol. 27 Issue 12, pp.A890-A908 (2019)
A precise measurement for the aerosol particle size distribution and fog droplet size distribution simultaneously in the open atmosphere is propose...

Theoretical simulations of the soliton self-frequency shift of mid-infrared femtosecond pulses in step-index tellurite optical fibers: broadband tunability and high efficiency

OSA Continuum, Vol. 2 Issue 6, pp.1851-1862 (2019)
Broadband tunable ultrafast lasers using mid-infrared (MIR) fibers operating at a 3-5 µm atmospheric transmission window are attractive sour...

Comparative study between the standard type I and the type A femtosecond laser induced refractive index change in silver containing glasses

Optical Materials Express, Vol. 9 Issue 6, pp.2640-2651 (2019)
The femtosecond direct laser writing technique in glasses has been widely used and extensively studied during the last two decades. This technique ...

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