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Optics in 2018

Now in its 36th year, OPN’s annual feature reviews some of the most interesting research in optics and photonics published in recent months. Our panel of guest editors reviewed 113 summaries submitted by research teams from across the globe, to select 30 intriguing stories that reflect the broad sweep of optical and photonic science and engineering.

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IMAGE OF THE WEEK

Dust on a silicon substrate
Dust on a silicon substrate

The image shows a chunk of dust on a silicon substrate with nanowire-like structure on the the surface, which resembles a meteorite falling on a forest. The surface is coated with chromium for better resolution in SEM. [Third place winner (tie), 2018 After Image photo contest.] 


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New Device Could Help Answer Fundamental Questions about Quantum Physics

13 December 2018
Researchers have developed a new device that can measure and control a nanoparticle trapped in a laser beam with unprecedented sensitivity. The new...

New Device Could Help Answer Fundamental Questions about Quantum Physics

Distinguished Members of The Optical Society Named 2018 Fellows of The National Academy of Inventors

13 December 2018
Eleven Fellows of The Optical Society (OSA) will join the ranks of the National Academy of Inventors, a professional distinction accorded to academ...

Better Biomedical Devices, Wearable Displays May Result From Tiny Light-Guiding Structures

11 December 2018
For the first time, researchers have fabricated light-guiding structures known as waveguides just over one micron wide in a clear silicone commonly...

Better Biomedical Devices, Wearable Displays May Result From Tiny Light-Guiding Structures

New Graphene-based Sensor Design Could Improve Food Safety

04 December 2018
In the U.S., more than 100 food recalls were issued in 2017 because of contamination from harmful bacteria such as Listeria, Salmonella or E. coli....

New Graphene-based Sensor Design Could Improve Food Safety

Faster 3-D Imaging Could Aid Diagnosis of Cardiovascular, Gastrointestinal Disease

03 December 2018
Researchers have developed a faster way to acquire 3-D endoscopic optical coherence tomography (OCT) images.

Faster 3-D Imaging Could Aid Diagnosis of Cardiovascular, Gastrointestinal Disease

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Observation of controllable tightly and loosely bound solitons with an all-fiber saturable absorber

Photonics Research, Vol. 7 Issue 1, pp.61-68 (2019)
A hybrid no-core fiber (NCF)–graded index multimode fiber (GIMF) structure is used as a saturable absorber (SA) for mode-locked laser operat...

Side-polished flexible SPR sensor modified by graphene with in situ temperature self-compensation

Biomedical Optics Express, Vol. 10 Issue 1, pp.215-225 (2019)
Fiber-based techniques make it possible to implant a miniaturized and flexible surface plasmon resonance (SPR) sensor into the human body. However,...

Ultrahigh position sensitivity and fast optical relaxation time of lateral photovoltaic effect in Sb2Se3/p-Si junctions

Optics Express, Vol. 26 Issue 26, pp.34214-34223 (2018)
A large lateral photovoltaic (LPV) effect with good linearity and fast response time is necessary for developing high-performance position–s...

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