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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 Optical Society Welcomes Suzanne Ffolkes as New Chief Communications Officer

16 November 2018
The Optical Society (OSA) today announced an expansion of its executive team with the hiring of Suzanne Ffolkes as the Society’s new Chief Communic...

The Optical Society Welcomes Suzanne Ffolkes as New Chief Communications Officer

The Optical Society Welcomes Ryan Strowger as New Chief Events and Industry Officer

16 November 2018
The Optical Society (OSA) today announced the hiring of Ryan Strowger as Chief Events and Industry Officer.

The Optical Society Welcomes Ryan Strowger as New Chief Events and Industry Officer

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

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On the development of an effective image acquisition system for diamond quality grading

Applied Optics, Vol. 57 Issue 33, pp.9887-9897 (2018)
In this paper, an effective diamond image acquisition system is proposed for capturing images of the diamond sample under inspection separately wit...

Error probability analysis of OOK and variable weight MPPM coding schemes for underwater optical communication systems affected by salinity turbulence

OSA Continuum, Vol. 1 Issue 4, pp.1131-1143 (2018)
Underwater wireless optical communication (UWOC) systems are presented as a reliable alternative to typical underwater wireless systems (radio-freq...

Differential detection of retinal directionality

Biomedical Optics Express, Vol. 9 Issue 12, pp.6318-6330 (2018)
An adaptive optics fundus camera has been developed that uses simultaneous capture of multiple images via adjacent pupil sectors to provide directi...

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