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Daylighting

Elise M. Strobach and Svetlana V. Boriskina

In a quest for energy savings, occupant comfort and aesthetic appeal, by drawing on examples both ancient and modern, architectural designers are using the basic principles of optics to bring sunlight deep into building interiors.

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IMAGE OF THE WEEK

Precision optical light painting
Precision optical light painting

The image was made by rotating a diffraction grating to obtain a multicolor circle, and then moving a microprism—also known as vintage faceted glasses—around the lens.


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MEDIA ADVISORY OSA Hosts 2018 Laser Congress Reveals Latest Technological Advances and Applications

22 October 2018
The 2018 OSA Laser Congress will offer a comprehensive view of the latest technological advances in solid state lasers as well as the applications ...

New Imaging Tool Captures How Sound Moves Through the Chinchilla Ear

17 October 2018
Researchers have developed a new device that can be used to visualize how sound-induced vibrations travel through the ear.

New Imaging Tool Captures How Sound Moves Through the Chinchilla Ear

Bioinspired Camera Could Help Self-Driving Cars See Better

11 October 2018
Inspired by the visual system of the mantis shrimp—among the most complex found in nature--researchers have created a new type of camera that could...

Bioinspired Camera Could Help Self-Driving Cars See Better

Innovative Sensing Technique Could Improve Greenhouse Gas Analysis

10 October 2018
An international team of researchers has used an unconventional imaging technique known as ghost imaging to make spectroscopic measurements of a ga...

Innovative Sensing Technique Could Improve Greenhouse Gas Analysis

The Optical Society Reaffirms Core Values of Inclusivity, Diversity in Science

10 October 2018
The Optical Society (OSA) rejects all forms of sexism and sexist discrimination in keeping with one of our Core Values, inclusivity.

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Two-photon lensless micro-endoscopy with in-situ wavefront correction


Multi-core fiber-bundle endoscopes provide a minimally-invasive solution for deep tissue imaging and opto-genetic stimulation, at depths beyond the...

Broad-range self-sweeping single-frequency linearly polarized Tm-doped fiber laser

Optics Letters, Vol. 43 Issue 21, pp.5307-5310 (2018)
We experimentally demonstrate a linearly polarized Tm-doped fiber laser with sweeping range up to 26 nm in the region of 1.92 μ...

Band enhanced ultra-broadband terahertz absorber based on a high-impedance surface and cavity resonance

Applied Optics, Vol. 57 Issue 31, pp.9208-9214 (2018)
This paper demonstrates a band enhanced ultra-broadband terahertz absorber (UBTA) based on a high-impedance surface and cavity resonance; the absor...

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