Toward High-Throughput, On-Chip Fluorescence Microscopy
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Toward High-Throughput, On-Chip Fluorescence Microscopy

OPN gets a project update from Niels Verellen, a physicist at imec who’s designing a chip-scale microscope that could find applications in high-throughput gene sequencing and other areas.

01 November 2021
Toward Non-Line-of-Sight Videography
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Toward Non-Line-of-Sight Videography

Seeing objects hidden from sight, in real time, could significantly expand humanity’s ability to explore the unknown.

01 November 2021
Optical Coherence Refraction Tomography
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Optical Coherence Refraction Tomography

Combining principles of computed tomography with modern machine-learning tools significantly improves OCT’s resolution while extending imaging depth, reducing noise and reconstructing refractive-index maps of biological samples.

01 November 2021
Senior Member Insights: Phyllis R. Nelson
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Senior Member Insights: Phyllis R. Nelson

A faculty director and professor talks about how astronomy first piqued her interest in science, and the lessons she’s learned throughout her career.

26 October 2021
Quantum Transport in Nanostructures and Molecules
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Quantum Transport in Nanostructures and Molecules

An intermediate-level, clearly written book that covers both the main issues and some advanced topics.

21 October 2021
 Supercontinuum Light
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Supercontinuum Light

Through a photonic-crystal fiber pumped by a high-intensity Q-switched laser, a supercontinuum light source is generated covering the spectral region of ~350 to ~2000 nm.

22 October 2021
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Optical Tweezers on a Chip
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Optical Tweezers on a Chip

Researchers use a dielectric metalens to create an ultracompact, chip-scale tweezer setup—and put it to work levitating and manipulating a nanoparticle.

27 October 2021
Specialized Fiber Probe Improves Tumor Mapping
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Specialized Fiber Probe Improves Tumor Mapping

Research team believes new endoscope concept could ultimately be used to distinguish healthy and cancerous tissues in real time during surgery.

21 October 2021
Topological Insulator Runs Like Clockwork
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Topological Insulator Runs Like Clockwork

Swiss experiments reveal robust “anomalous phase” that could be employed in mobile networks.

20 October 2021
Building a “Quantum Ecosystem” in Europe
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Building a “Quantum Ecosystem” in Europe

Experts in quantum science, technology and business development discuss the importance of collaboration, a strong “deal flow,” and the nurturing of entrepreneurship.

19 October 2021
Toshiba, BT to Trial Commercial Quantum-Secured Network
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Toshiba, BT to Trial Commercial Quantum-Secured Network

Quantum-enabled setup aims to connect and protect three high-tech commercial locations in London.

18 October 2021

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Building a “Quantum Ecosystem” in Europe
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Building a “Quantum Ecosystem” in Europe

Experts in quantum science, technology and business development discuss the importance of collaboration, a strong “deal flow,” and the nurturing of entrepreneurship.

19 October 2021
The First 3D Movies
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The First 3D Movies

Uncovering a technology mash-up from the earliest days of motion pictures.

01 November 2021
Then and Now: Freeform Optics
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Then and Now: Freeform Optics

From wartime optics to vision correction, early freeform surfaces left rotational symmetry behind in pursuit of additional degrees of freedom.

01 July 2021
Scanning Electron Micrograph
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Scanning Electron Micrograph

Scanning electron micrograph of a flat multi-level diffractive lens that is achromatic across the LWIR spectrum and can be used for thermal imaging.

01 June 2021

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Supercontinuum Light
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Supercontinuum Light

Through a photonic-crystal fiber pumped by a high-intensity Q-switched laser, a supercontinuum light source is generated covering the spectral region of ~350 to ~2000 nm.

 

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Spotlight on SciComm
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Spotlight on SciComm

A science-communications thought leader stresses the importance of listening to and understanding your audience.

 

THE MAGAZINE  |  March 2021

Race to the Diode Laser
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Race to the Diode Laser

On 9 July 1962, at the Solid State Device Research Conference in Durham, NH, USA, Robert J. Keyes of MIT Lincoln Laboratory reported observing intense luminescence with a quantum efficiency of ~85 % from GaAs junctions at 77 K.

 

THE MAGAZINE  |  October 2020

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Senior Member Insights: Phyllis R. Nelson
Careers
Senior Member Insights: Phyllis R. Nelson

A faculty director and professor talks about how astronomy first piqued her interest in science, and the lessons she’s learned throughout her career.

26 October 2021
Senior Member Insights: Uma Maheswari Rajagopalan
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Senior Member Insights: Uma Maheswari Rajagopalan

A professor at Shibaura Institute of Technology, Japan, talks about her passion for interdisciplinary research.

13 October 2021
Doubts on “Belonging” Affect STEM Student Performance
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Doubts on “Belonging” Affect STEM Student Performance

Research suggests that uncertainty about their place in STEM disciplines can create a negative feedback loop for students in some underrepresented groups.

30 September 2021
Senior Member Insights: Judith Su
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Senior Member Insights: Judith Su

An assistant professor at the University of Arizona, USA, talks about what first sparked her interest in science and the value of mentors.

20 September 2021
Senior Member Insights: Ingrid Scheel
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Senior Member Insights: Ingrid Scheel

A project instructor at Oregon State University talks about merging industry and academic research and starting her own business.

31 August 2021