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Daylighting

Elise M. Strobach and Svetlana V. Boriskina

In a quest for energy savings, occupant comfort and aesthetic appeal, by drawing on examples both ancient and modern, architectural designers are using the basic principles of optics to bring sunlight deep into building interiors.

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The Great Salt Alignment
The Great Salt Alignment

The reflection of the sun, as it sets over Stansbury Island in the Great Salt Lake, Utah, USA, casts a long but one-side-truncated strip across the lake. The aligned viewing scope projects two images of the sun that can be viewed from a distance. (Photo taken on 27 July 2018 using a smartphone with its default photo setting.)


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The OSA Foundation, Coherent Inc., Announce The Bernard J. Couillaud Prize

15 November 2018
The Optical Society Foundation (OSAF) and Coherent, Inc. have created the Bernard J. Couillaud Prize, a merit-based award to support early-career O...

Tuskegee U. to host Alabama Academy of Science meeting, Nobel speaker sponsored by OSA Foundation

09 November 2018
From Feb. 20-22, 2019, Tuskegee University will host the 96th Annual Meeting of the Alabama Academy of Science — one of the state’s largest gatheri...

Tuskegee U. to host Alabama Academy of Science meeting, Nobel speaker sponsored by OSA Foundation

Laser Architecture Can Create Complex Structures to Probe and Control Matter

05 November 2018
A new laser architecture called the universal light modulator, an intriguing new tool to probe and control matter, will be presented during the Opt...

Laser Architecture Can Create Complex Structures to Probe and Control Matter

Expert to Discuss Search for Extraterrestrials, Interstellar Travel at OSA Laser Congress

01 November 2018
New directed energy propulsion systems may enable the first interstellar missions, with small, robotic spacecraft exploring neighboring solar syste...

Important Biomedical Microscopy Technique Can Now Image Deeper into Tissue

31 October 2018
A recently developed technique known as light-sheet fluorescence microscopy has led to many biological discoveries by allowing researchers to creat...

Important Biomedical Microscopy Technique Can Now Image Deeper into Tissue

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Tunable broadband terahertz absorber based on multilayer graphene-sandwiched plasmonic structure

Optics Express, Vol. 26 Issue 24, pp.31693-31705 (2018)
We numerically demonstrate a tunable broadband terahertz absorber with near-unity absorption by using multilayer graphene ribbons sandwiched in a p...

Microfiber coated with gold nanorods as saturable absorbers for 2 μm femtosecond fiber lasers

Optical Materials Express, Vol. 8 Issue 12, pp.3841-3850 (2018)
We demonstrate an all-fiber thulium-doped femtosecond laser by using microfiber coated with gold nanorods (MF-GNRs) as a saturable absorber (SA). T...

Experimental validations of a tunable-lens-based visual demonstrator of multifocal corrections

Biomedical Optics Express, Vol. 9 Issue 12, pp.6302-6317 (2018)
The Simultaneous Vision simulator (SimVis) is a visual demonstrator of multifocal lens designs for prospective intraocular lens replacement surgery...

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