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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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Highly efficient stimulated Raman scattering of sub-picosecond laser pulses in BaWO4 for 10.6  µm difference frequency generation

Optics Letters, Vol. 45 Issue 8, pp.2160-2163 (2020)
Transient stimulated Raman scattering (SRS) of 0.3 ps 515 nm laser pulses in ${\rm BaWO_4}$BaWO4 crystal was experimentally demonstrated...

White-light circular-polarization imaging using pairs of polarization gratings and wedge prisms

Applied Optics, Vol. 59 Issue 11, pp.3383-3388 (2020)
A novel, to the best of our knowledge, method for circular-polarization imaging with white light is presented. The vital optical elements of the pr...

Enhanced light extraction from organic light-emitting diodes by reducing plasmonic loss through graded photonic super-crystals

JOSA B, Vol. 37 Issue 5, pp.1283-1289 (2020)
In a planar organic light-emitting diode (OLED), over 50% of emitted lights are trapped as a waveguide mode in the organic-indium tin oxide layer a...