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  1. Winning By Losing

    What started out as a mathematical oddity, has now become a new kind of laser technology. Two years ago, physicists at TU Wien predicted a paradoxical laser effect: Under certain conditions, a laser can be switched on not by supplying it with more energy, but by taking energy away from the laser.

  2. OSA Kicks Off International Year Of Light Educational Efforts At Frontiers In Optics 2014

    The Optical Society (OSA) recently announced that its annual meeting, Frontiers in Optics (FiO) 2014, taking place next week in Tucson, Arizona, USA, will serve as the launch for its extensive educational outreach associated with the 2015 International Year of Light (IYL).

  3. Optics And Photonics Technology Leaders, Researchers And Companies To Convene At OSA’s Annual Meeting, Frontiers In Optics 2014

    Innovations from more than 600 scientific, technical and educational presentations will be highlighted during The Optical Society’s (OSA) 98th Annual Meeting, Frontiers in Optics (FiO) 2014, being held Oct. 19 - 23 in Tucson, Arizona, USA.

  4. Integrated Circuits With Silicon Hybrid Plasmonic Waveguides

    Traditional designs for silicon (Si) photonics often use a metal strip, placed above thick upper-cladding on top of a Si core, as a micro-heater. Such designs, however, have low heating efficiencies, slow responses, and small thermal dynamic ranges.

  5. Making Mass Spectroscopy Mobile

    Using a new sampling technique combined with a portable mass spectrometer, Purdue University researchers have created a miniaturized lab. A long list of tests can now be run rapidly without conventional sample preparation methods.

  6. US Navy Awards Raytheon $49.5M Enhanced Laser Maverick Production Contract

    The U.S. Navy has awarded Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) a $49.5 million contract for production of new laser-guided Maverick missiles (AGM-65E2/L).

  7. Light Bending Material Facilitates The Search For New Particles

    Particle physicists have a hard time identifying all the elementary particles created in their particle accelerators. But now researchers at Chalmers University of Technology have designed a material that makes it much easier to distinguish the particles.

  8. Magnetic Mirrors Enable New Technologies By Reflecting Light In Uncanny Ways

    As in Alice’s journey through the looking-glass to Wonderland, mirrors in the real world can sometimes behave in surprising and unexpected ways, including a new class of mirror that works like no other.

  9. NASA’s Hubble Finds Extremely Distant Galaxy Through Cosmic Magnifying Glass

    Peering through a giant cosmic magnifying glass, NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope has spotted a tiny, faint galaxy - one of the farthest galaxies ever seen. The diminutive object is estimated to be more than 13 billion light-years away.

  10. Report: Optical Transceivers Market

    Research and Markets has announced the addition of Wintergreen Research, Inc's new report "Optical Transceivers: Market Shares, Strategies, and Forecasts, Worldwide, 2014 to 2020" to their offering.

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