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The Remarkable Fiber Optic Vision Of Charles Kao

Jeff Hecht

Five decades ago, the late Charles Kao asked how clear a glass material could be made. The answer made fiber optics the future of telecommunications.

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Thermally-Painted Metasurfaces Yield Perfect Light Absorbers for High-Tech Applications

20 February 2019
Researchers from Case Western Reserve University in Ohio report their insights into how colors are generated on heated metal surfaces and apply tho...

Thermally-Painted Metasurfaces Yield Perfect Light Absorbers for High-Tech Applications

New Laser Methods Create Dazzling Colors on Metals

19 February 2019
In a new study, researchers describe how to use a single commercially available laser to achieve three techniques for laser colorization on metal, ...

New Laser Methods Create Dazzling Colors on Metals

The Optical Society Names Michael D. Morse the 2019 William F. Meggers Award Recipient

19 February 2019
The Optical Society (OSA) is pleased to name Michael D. Morse, University of Utah, U.S.A., the 2019 William F. Meggers Award recipient.

The Optical Society Names Michael D. Morse the 2019 William F. Meggers Award Recipient

The Optical Society Names Govind P. Agrawal 2019 Max Born Award Recipient

15 February 2019
The Optical Society (OSA) is pleased to name Govind P. Agrawal, University of Rochester, U.S.A., as the 2019 recipient of the Max Born Award.

The Optical Society Names Govind P. Agrawal 2019 Max Born Award Recipient

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Generation of structured light by multilevel orbital angular momentum holograms

Optics Express, Vol. 27 Issue 5, pp.6459-6470 (2019)
Structured light has been created by a myriad of near-and far-field techniques and has found both classical and quantum applications. In the case o...

Plasmonic fanoholes: on the gradual transition from suppressed to enhanced optical transmission through nanohole arrays in metal films of increasing film thickness

Optical Materials Express, Vol. 9 Issue 3, pp.1404-1415 (2019)
We study the evolution from suppressed to enhanced optical transmission through metal nanohole arrays with increasing film thickness. Due to Fano i...

Grid Architecture of a Metro-Access Optical Network to Support Discretionary Peer-to-Peer Intracommunication and Intercommunication Between ONUs

Journal of Optical Communications and Networking, Vol. 11 Issue 3, pp.130-139 (2019)
Direct communication between optical network units (ONUs) is an important function in metro-access optical networks. In this paper, a grid architec...

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