Optics and Photonics News

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ISSN / EISSN : 1047-6938 / 1541-3721
Published by: The Optical Society (10.1364)
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Patricia Daukantas
Published: 1 September 2021
Optics and Photonics News, Volume 32, pp 32-39; https://doi.org/10.1364/opn.32.9.000032

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Labs on five continents are upgrading their storage-ring synchrotrons and free-electron lasers to make their X-ray beams brighter and more adaptable to scientific and medical applications.
Meeri Kim
Published: 1 September 2021
Optics and Photonics News, Volume 32, pp 24-31; https://doi.org/10.1364/opn.32.9.000024

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Light-based approaches for steering CRISPR–Cas9, the powerful Nobel Prize-winning genome-editing toolkit, promise to boost the technique’s precision and specificity—and might help bring it into clinical use.
Edwin Cartlidge, Patricia Daukantas, Meeri Kim, Stewart Wills
Published: 1 September 2021
Optics and Photonics News, Volume 32, pp 10-17; https://doi.org/10.1364/opn.32.9.000010

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Diffractive optical elements / Deep brain imaging / Greenhouse gas detection / Cold-atom source / Liquid-crystal metalens / “Super laser” for taming lightning / Global transceiver market / Quantum cooling at LIGO
Stewart Wills
Published: 1 September 2021
Optics and Photonics News, Volume 32, pp 40-47; https://doi.org/10.1364/opn.32.9.000040

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Researchers are drawing on optics and photonics to improve the current “gold-standard” approach to coronavirus diagnostics—and to develop promising alternatives.
Edwin Cartlidge, Patricia Daukantas, Meeri Kim, William G. Schulz, Molly Moser, Stewart Wills
Optics and Photonics News, Volume 32, pp 10-17; https://doi.org/10.1364/opn.32.6.000010

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COVID-19 drug screening / Single-photon lidar / Laser cooling antihydrogen / Imaging pearl’s structure / Visualizing wing sounds / An “agricomb” / Post-Brexit R&D / Far-field holographic endoscopes / Efficient organic solar cells
Alan Eli Willner
Optics and Photonics News, Volume 32, pp 34-41; https://doi.org/10.1364/opn.32.6.000034

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Light carrying orbital angular momentum could eventually boost the capacity and performance of the optical communication system.
Meredith Smith, Kari Apter, Samantha Samantha Hornback
Optics and Photonics News, Volume 32, pp 42-51; https://doi.org/10.1364/opn.32.6.000042

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Edwin Cartlidge
Optics and Photonics News, Volume 32, pp 26-33; https://doi.org/10.1364/opn.32.6.000026

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From earthquakes to smart cities, fiber can monitor systems in unprecedented detail.
Diana Lee, Zhengxiong Li, Wenyao Xu, Jun Xia, Giovanni Milione
Optics and Photonics News, Volume 32, pp 36-43; https://doi.org/10.1364/opn.32.5.000036

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Forget passwords—identity verification can now be accomplished with the touch of a finger or in the blink of an eye as the biometrics field expands to encompass new techniques and application areas.
Jeff Hecht
Optics and Photonics News, Volume 32, pp 26-35; https://doi.org/10.1364/opn.32.5.000026

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Some worry that the growth of space technology—which originally sprang from humanity’s fascination with the stars-now threatens access to the clear skies vital for research with a new generation of Earth-based telescopes.
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