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TESS: The Little Satellite with a Big Job

Valerie C. Coffey

The Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite is surveying the solar neighborhood for Earth-like exoplanets—and reaping a data harvest with potential impact far beyond the search for life.

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Light Through Living Tissue
Light Through Living Tissue

Propagation of visible light in living tissue. All the wavelengths get absorbed except red light, which propagates through. This basic demonstration is a clear evidence that red or near infrared light can be used for biomedical applications.

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Predictive Touch Response Mechanism Is a Step Toward a Tactile Internet

23 January 2020
A team of researchers led by Elaine Wong at the University of Melbourne, Australia, developed a method for enhancing haptic feedback experiences in...

Leaders to Reveal the Next Generation in Optical Networking and Communications at the 2020 OIDA Executive Forum

22 January 2020
The Optical Society (OSA), co-locating with Optical Fiber Communication Conference and Exhibition (OFC), will hold the annual OIDA Executive Forum...

Deep Learning Enables Real-Time Imaging Around Corners

16 January 2020
Researchers have harnessed the power of a type of artificial intelligence known as deep learning to create a new laser-based system that can image...

New Quantum 2.0 Conference to Showcase Advances in Science and Technology

16 January 2020
The latest advances in quantum information science and technology and their impact on research and commercial development will be the focus of the...

New Optical Technique Captures Real-Time Dynamics of Cement Setting

16 January 2020
Researchers have developed a nondestructive and noninvasive optical technique that can determine the setting times for various types of cement...

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Visible nonlinear photonics via high-order-mode dispersion engineering

Optica, Vol. 7 Issue 2, pp.135-141 (2020)
Over the past decade, remarkable advances have been realized in chip-based nonlinear photonic devices for classical and quantum applications in the...

Determining terahertz resonant peaks of biomolecules in aqueous environment

Optics Express, Vol. 28 Issue 3, pp.3854-3863 (2020)
The resonant peaks of biomolecules provide information on the molecules’ physical and chemical properties. Although many biomolecules have r...

Exhaustive dithering algorithm for 3D shape reconstruction by fringe projection profilometry

Applied Optics, Vol. 59 Issue 13, pp.D31-D38 (2020)
Three-dimensional (3D) shape reconstruction by projection of defocused binary patterns overcomes the nonlinearity introduced by the projector. Curr...