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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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Strong magneto-optical response enabled by quantum two-level systems

Optica, Vol. 5 Issue 9, pp.1156-1162 (2018)
The magneto-optical effect breaks time-reversal symmetry, a unique property that makes it indispensable in nonreciprocal optics and topological pho...

Alien Wavelengths Over Optical Transport Networks

Journal of Optical Communications and Networking, Vol. 10 Issue 11, pp.878-888 (2018)
To reduce network infrastructure cost, network operators want to integrate interoperable and open transponders, since these transponders allow appl...

Efficient mid-infrared cascade Raman source in methane-filled hollow-core fibers operating at 2.8  μm

Optics Letters, Vol. 43 Issue 19, pp.4671-4674 (2018)
We report here for the first time, to the best of our knowledge, a novel and efficient cascade Raman laser source operating at 2.8 μm...

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