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Scientists demonstrate laser with controlled polarization

Scientists demonstrate laser with controlled polarization

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created Apr 13, 2009 | popularity 3.6 / 5 (13) | comments 3

Applied scientists at the Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) in collaboration with researchers from Hamamatsu Photonics in Hamamatsu City, Japan, have demonstrated, for the first time, ...


HoloTV Images Jump off the Screen, into Tomorrow's Homes

HoloTV Images Jump off the Screen, into Tomorrow's Homes (w/Video)

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created Mar 12, 2009 | popularity 4.1 / 5 (18) | comments 10

(PhysOrg.com) -- Unlike today’s biggest and most realistic LCD and plasma TVs, 3D TV screens can project images that seem to float in mid-air beyond the screen. That means, for instance, that viewers could ...


'Voltage Patterning' could be next step in nanostructure lithography

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created Mar 02, 2009 | popularity 3.9 / 5 (14) | comments 4

(PhysOrg.com) -- "What you want these days is to have precise control of nanostructures. Using masks and optical techniques, it is possible to control how nanostructures grow for use in practical applications," David Field ...


New organic material may speed Internet access

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created Mar 15, 2009 | popularity 4.7 / 5 (15) | comments 5

The next time an overnight snow begins to fall, take two bricks and place them side by side a few inches apart in your yard.


Quantum dots as midinfrared emitters

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created Feb 23, 2009 | popularity 4 / 5 (9) | comments 1

(PhysOrg.com) -- “People are interested in the mid-infrared,” Dan Wasserman tells PhysOrg.com. Infrared light has a wavelength longer than visible light, and many molecules have numerous very strong optical resonances in the ...


Distinguishing Single Cells With Nothing But Light

Distinguishing Single Cells With Nothing But Light

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created Apr 01, 2009 | popularity not rated yet | comments 0

(PhysOrg.com) -- Researchers at the University of Rochester have developed a novel optical technique that permits rapid analysis of single human immune cells using only light.


Rogue Wave

Engineers ride 'rogue' laser waves to build better light sources

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created Mar 05, 2009 | popularity 4.7 / 5 (7) | comments 2

A freak wave at sea is a terrifying sight. Seven stories tall, wildly unpredictable, and incredibly destructive, such waves have been known to emerge from calm waters and swallow ships whole. But rogue waves ...


Trading carats for nanometers - and defective diamonds for crystal clear microscopy

Trading carats for nanometers - and defective diamonds for crystal clear microscopy

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created Mar 02, 2009 | popularity 4.8 / 5 (4) | comments 0

(PhysOrg.com) -- Large, perfect diamonds are precious to almost all of us but to some scientists, it is the defects that really matter. This is because defects can form nanoscopic color centers, which play ...


Variations in blood circulation immediately visible with fast camera

Variations in blood circulation immediately visible with fast camera

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created Mar 19, 2009 | popularity not rated yet | comments 0

(PhysOrg.com) -- Burns or other disorders that disrupt the blood flow in tissues will soon be easier to assess thanks to a camera that is capable of imaging blood circulation in real time. Compared to an earlier ...


Study on free-space optical communication shows experimental evidence of a unique atmospheric effect

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created Mar 17, 2009 | popularity 3.8 / 5 (5) | comments 2

Three members of the faculty at Stevens Institute of Technology recently collaborated on a paper focusing on free-space optical communication, which appears in the latest issue of Optics Express.


Team develops new metamaterial device

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created Feb 24, 2009 | popularity 4.6 / 5 (5) | comments 0

An engineered metamaterial proved it can function as a state-of-the-art device in the complex terahertz range of the electromagnetic spectrum, setting a standard of performance for modulating tiny waves of radiation, according ...


Shining light on diabetes-related blindness

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created Mar 11, 2009 | popularity 5 / 5 (2) | comments 0

A group of scientists in California is trying to develop a cheaper, less invasive way to spot the early stages of retinal damage from diabetic retinopathy, the leading cause of blindness in American adults, before it leads ...


Breakthrough Made in Metamaterial Optics

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created Dec 03, 2008 | popularity 4.8 / 5 (56) | comments 0

(PhysOrg.com) -- Researchers have solved one of the significant remaining challenges with photonic “metamaterials,” discovering a way to prevent the loss of light as it passes through these materials, and opening the door ...


Silicon Photonics Advancement Aims to Accelerate Future Computing, Communications

Silicon Photonics Advancement Aims to Accelerate Future Computing, Communications

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created Dec 08, 2008 | popularity 4.4 / 5 (21) | comments 5

(PhysOrg.com) -- Intel researchers have made the next advance in the field of Silicon Photonics by achieving world-record performance using a silicon-based Avalanche Photodetector (APD) that could lower costs ...


Improved spectrometer based on nonlinear optics

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created Nov 12, 2008 | popularity 4.4 / 5 (5) | comments 0

Scientists at Stanford University and Japan's National Institute of Informatics have created a new highly sensitive infrared spectrometer. The device converts light from the infrared part of the spectrum to the visible ...




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