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Structured Light: Tailored for Purpose

Andrew Forbes

An emerging toolkit is enabling the shaping of light for a wide variety of applications, in domains ranging from basic science to manufacturing to communications.

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Halbach Array
Halbach Array

Potential bands of a five-element Halbach magnet array, made visible by a thin film of nano-magnetite particles inside a Ferrolens. A ring of 36 white LEDs faces inward; dark spots are magnetic poles (N and S). Light follows paths determined by magnetic fields.

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New Mobile Health Tool Measures Hemoglobin Without Drawing Blood

21 May 2020
Researchers have developed a way to use smartphone images of a person’s eyelids to assess blood hemoglobin levels. The ability to perform one of...

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Laser-Based Technique Captures 3D Images of Impressionist-Style Brushstrokes

20 May 2020
Researchers have developed a new strategy that uses optical coherence tomography (OCT) to acquire both the surface and underlying details of...

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New OpticStudio 20.2: New functionality brings early design insights

20 May 2020
Zemax announced the latest release of their flagship software, OpticStudio®. OpticStudio 20.2 represents the second of three releases in 2020...

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Zemax expands OpticsBuilder to Creo Parametric CAD platform

20 May 2020
Zemax today announced the release of OpticsBuilder™ for Creo Parametric, a software solution for optical design teams that helps streamline and...

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The OSA Foundation, Coherent Inc., Announce the 2020 Recipient of The Bernard J. Couillaud Prize

12 May 2020
The OSA Foundation (OSAF) and Coherent, Inc., are pleased to announce Bo Li, a postdoctoral researcher at Cornell University, USA, as the 2020...

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Quantum fast hitting on glued trees mapped on a photonic chip

Optica, Vol. 7 Issue 6, pp.613-618 (2020)
Quantum walks on graphs play an important role in the field of quantum algorithms. Fast hitting is one of the properties that quantum walk algorith...

Ubiquity of Fourier transformation in optical sciences

Applied Optics, Vol. 59 Issue 22, pp.G47-G63 (2020)
Fourier transformation is an important conceptual as well as computational tool in the arsenal of every practitioner of physical and mathematical s...

Circular pyramidal kirigami microscanner with millimeter-range low-power lens drive

Optics Express, Vol. 28 Issue 12, pp.17457-17467 (2020)
This paper proposes an electrothermally-actuated circular pyramidal kirigami microscanner with a millimeter-range low-power lens drive for endoscop...

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