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OPN Cover for the October 2020 issue

High-Powered Diode Lasers—New, Bright and Blue

Valerie C. Coffey

Blue diode laser designs with kW powers are advancing in industrial processing applications, including cutting, welding and foil joining of copper and other high-reflectance materials.

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Photoelasticity in a plastic wine glass
Photoelasticity in a plastic wine glass

Picture taken using a smartphone, a linear polarizer, a plastic wine glass, and a laptop LCD screen. The image has not been processed or edited in any way.

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The Optical Society (OSA) Mourns the Passing of Nobel Laureate Arthur Ashkin

25 September 2020
The Optical Society (OSA) is deeply saddened by the passing of Nobel Laureate and OSA Honorary Member Arthur Ashkin, known for his extraordinary...

OptoSigma and Spectrolight, Inc. Announce a New Partnership

22 September 2020
OptoSigma Corporation, a global manufacturer based in the USA, Japan, and Europe, and Spectrolight, Inc., an innovative company based in Irvine, CA...

It’s Not You, It’s Your Brain: Bringing Neuroscience to the 2020 FiO + LS Mid-Manager Summit

22 September 2020
During the Advancing Mid-Managers Summit held 15 September 2020 at the 2020 Frontiers in Optics + Laser Science APS/DLS (FiO +LS) conference...

Researchers Combine Photoacoustic and Fluorescence Imaging in Tiny Package

21 September 2020
Researchers have demonstrated a new endoscope that uniquely combines photoacoustic and fluorescent imaging in a device about the thickness of a...

All-Virtual FiO + LS Conference Explored Innovations in Quantum Science and AR/VR Technologies

18 September 2020
The all-virtual 2020 OSA Frontiers in Optics and Laser Science APS/DLS (FiO + LS) Conference, held 14 – 17 September, featured engaging technical...

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Exciton binding energy and effective mass of CsPbCl3: a magneto-optical study

Photonics Research, Vol. 8 Issue 10, pp.A50-A55 (2020)
High magnetic field spectroscopy has been performed on lead chloride-based perovskite, a material that attracts significant interest for photovolta...

Reduced optical losses in refractory plasmonic titanium nitride thin films deposited with molecular beam epitaxy

Optical Materials Express, Vol. 10 Issue 10, pp.2679-2692 (2020)
Refractory plasmonic materials that have optical properties close to those of noble-metals and at the same time are environmentally friendly, comme...

Minimization of the Rayleigh-Doppler error of differential absorption lidar by frequency tuning: a simulation study

Optics Express, Vol. 28 Issue 20, pp.30324-30339 (2020)
We present simulations suggesting that it is possible to minimize the systematic errors of differential absorption lidar (DIAL) measurements caused...

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