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The Remarkable Fiber Optic Vision Of Charles Kao

Jeff Hecht

Five decades ago, the late Charles Kao asked how clear a glass material could be made. The answer made fiber optics the future of telecommunications.

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The light show in the super tree grove in Singapore's Garden by the Bay


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New Machine Learning Approach Could Give a Big Boost to the Efficiency of Optical Networks

22 February 2019
New work leveraging machine learning could increase the efficiency of optical telecommunications networks.

New Machine Learning Approach Could Give a Big Boost to the Efficiency of Optical Networks

The Optical Society Names the 2019 Joseph Fraunhofer Award/Robert M. Burley Prize Recipient

21 February 2019
The Optical Society (OSA) is pleased to name Juergen Czarske, TU Dresden, Germany, the recipient of the 2019 Joseph Fraunhofer Award/Robert M. Burl...

The Optical Society Names the 2019 Joseph Fraunhofer Award/Robert M. Burley Prize Recipient

OFC 2019 to Spotlight Latest Optical Innovations for 5G Networks

21 February 2019
With the exponential increase in connected devices anticipated in the coming decades, optical innovations to support the infrastructure for 5G netw...

OFC 2019 to Spotlight Latest Optical Innovations for 5G Networks

OFC 2019 to Feature Multiple Live Multivendor Technology Interoperability Demonstrations

20 February 2019
OFC 2019 will serve as the platform for several live multivendor interoperability demonstrations.

OFC 2019 to Feature Multiple Live Multivendor Technology Interoperability Demonstrations

Thermally-Painted Metasurfaces Yield Perfect Light Absorbers for High-Tech Applications

20 February 2019
Researchers from Case Western Reserve University in Ohio report their insights into how colors are generated on heated metal surfaces and apply tho...

Thermally-Painted Metasurfaces Yield Perfect Light Absorbers for High-Tech Applications

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Cylindrical illumination with angular coupling for whole-prostate photoacoustic tomography

Biomedical Optics Express, Vol. 10 Issue 3, pp.1405-1419 (2019)
Current diagnosis of prostate cancer relies on histological analysis of tissue samples acquired by biopsy, which could benefit from real-time ident...

Study of dielectric coatings for broadband operation of surface-emitting semiconductor lasers

JOSA B, Vol. 36 Issue 3, pp.752-756 (2019)
We investigate antireflection (AR) coating materials for two different operation lasing regimes requiring broad spectral bandwidth. We characterize...

Freeform surface selection based on parametric fitness function using modal wavefront fitting

Optics Express, Vol. 27 Issue 5, pp.6815-6831 (2019)
We present an analytic methodology to guide the selection of a surface within an optical design to apply freeform optimization. The methodology is ...

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