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Optics in 2019

This special issue of Optics & Photonics News highlights exciting peer-reviewed optics research that has emerged over the past year. 

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Beamsplitter Cubes
Beamsplitter Cubes

White light strikes a pair of beamsplitter cubes with anti-reflective coatings for infrared light. These coatings separate white light into its constituent colors. The surrounding lab environment was darkened to highlight the mesmerizing colors captured in this picture with a cellphone camera. The texture of the sheet of paper on which the cubes were placed can be seen on the front of the image. 

[Second place winner 2019 After Image photo contest.] 

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Chip-Based Optical Sensor Detects Cancer Biomarker in Urine

04 December 2019
For the first time, researchers have used a chip-based sensor with an integrated laser to detect very low levels of a cancer protein biomarker in a...

Fifteen OSA Members Named 2019 Fellows of the National Academy of Inventors

04 December 2019
Fifteen members of The Optical Society (OSA) will join the ranks of the National Academy of Inventors, a professional distinction accorded to...

Researchers Substantially Boost Sensitivity of Terahertz Gas Analysis

21 November 2019
In Optica, The Optical Society's (OSA) journal for high impact research, researchers led by Gaël Mouret from Université du Littoral-Côte d'Opale in...

Quantum Light Improves Sensitivity of Biological Measurements

18 November 2019
In a new study, researchers showed that quantum light can be used to track enzyme reactions in real time. The work brings together quantum physics...

Researchers Capture Moving Object with Ghost Imaging

13 November 2019
Researchers from the National University of Defense Technology in China have developed a way to capture moving objects with the unconventional...

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Computational through-wall imaging using a dynamic metasurface antenna

OSA Continuum, Vol. 2 Issue 12, pp.3499-3513 (2019)
We present a study of computational through-wall imaging using a dynamically reconfigurable metasurface antenna (DMA). The DMA consists of a single...

Non-reciprocity using quadrature-phase time-varying slab resonators

JOSA B, Vol. 37 Issue 1, pp.88-97 (2020)
In this paper, it is shown that non-reciprocity can be observed in time-varying media without employing spatiotemporal modulated permittivities. We...

Global polarizability matrix method for efficient modeling of light scattering by dense ensembles of non-spherical particles in stratified media

JOSA A, Vol. 37 Issue 1, pp.70-83 (2020)
We introduce a numerical method that enables efficient modeling of light scattering by large, disordered ensembles of non-spherical particles incor...

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