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Will Satellites Cripple Ground-Based Astronomy?

Jeff Hecht

Some worry that the growth of space technology—which originally sprang from humanity’s fascination with the stars—now threatens access to the clear skies vital for research with a new generation of Earth-based telescopes.

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Laser-Excited Lattice
Laser-Excited Lattice

Plasmonic lattice with dye excited by a laser. [OPN April 2021 After Image]

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Connecting the Optics and Photonics Community – OSA’s Approach to Digital Conferences

22 April 2021
This article looks at how OSA connected the optics and photonics community when the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic disrupted conferences globally. Our...

Researchers Use Laser Paintbrush to Create Miniature Masterpieces

22 April 2021
Researchers are blurring the lines between science and art by showing how a laser can be used to create artistic masterpieces in a way that mirrors...

All-Virtual OSA Biophotonics Congress Introduces Solutions to Challenges in Biomedical Research

21 April 2021
The OSA Biophotonics Congress: Optics in the Life Sciences held 12 – 16 April 2021, featured presentations on technologies transforming...

Groundbreaking Innovations in Science and Technology Will Drive Virtual OFC 2021

21 April 2021
The 2021 Optical Fiber Communication Conference and Exhibition (OFC), the premier event in telecom and optical networking and communication, will...

Tiny Chip-Based Device Performs Ultrafast Modulation of X-Rays

20 April 2021
Researchers have developed new x-ray optics that can be used to harness extremely fast pulses in a package that is significantly smaller and...

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OrganiCam: a lightweight time-resolved laser-induced luminescence imager and Raman spectrometer for planetary organic material characterization

Applied Optics, Vol. 60 Issue 13, pp.3753-3763 (2021)
OrganiCam is a laser-induced luminescence imager and spectrometer designed for standoff organic and biosignature detection on planetary bod...

Measurement of the transverse spatial quantum state of light at the single-photon level: publisher’s note

Optics Letters, Vol. 46 Issue 9, pp.2151-2151 (2021)
This publisher’s note amends the author listing of Opt. Lett.30, 3365 (2005)OPLEDP0146-959210.1364/OL.30.003365.

Giant clam inspired high-speed photo-conversion for ultraviolet optical wireless communication

Optical Materials Express, Vol. 11 Issue 5, pp.1515-1526 (2021)
Organisms have evolved the ability to manipulate light for vision, as a means to capture its energy, to protect themselves from damage, especially ...

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