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Optical technologies, from airborne lidar to handheld chemical analyzers, give researchers broad views of ancient civilizations, yet focus down to the smallest shards of glass.
The author offers a personal view of the early development of a device that wrought a “silent revolution” in lasers and communications.
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In November 2022, OpenAI debuted ChatGPT, an AI chatbot with an extensive knowledge base and deductive abilities capable of producing natural language responses almost indistinguishable from those written by humans.
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Optica Laser Congress plenary speakers Mary Spaeth and Ken Manes will talk about advances at the US National Ignition Facility.
Advances in ZBLAN fiber and diode pump lasers enable a milestone.
The passion and dedication of young scientists are inspirational—and underscore the need to support and invest in their development.
Photo diffusion; extremely large telescopes; Niels Bohr and Werner Heisenberg.
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A 1064-nm laser scattering in a research setup photographed with a 4 MP digital CCD camera. The brightest upper spot is the beam blocked by black cardboard, and the lower spots are from optical components.