Tag Archives: Optics

A glimpse of a planetary system’s final stages

Detailed spectroscopy measurements may help astronomers discover bodies orbiting white dwarfs. Continue reading

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Mars smiles for InSight’s cameras

We look forward to learning more about Mars as InSight’s scientific operations commence. Continue reading

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Father of optical trapping awarded a share of the Nobel Prize in Physics

Optical tweezers have endured as an invaluable laboratory tool for manipulating molecules and other small particles. Continue reading

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Theoretical framework illuminates graphene’s optomechanical properties

Explaining how to enhance optical forces and control the mechanical deformation in stacks of graphene sheets.  Read more in MRS Bulletin…

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Optical cell sorting

Researchers are using light and new image processing tools for label-free cell characterization. Continue reading

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Guided by holes

The latest developments in photonic crystal fibres, optical fibres with unique light guiding properties. Continue reading

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3D printing, in the flesh

Although not yet as established as other additive manufacturing applications, printing human tissue is poised to significantly advance the field of medicine. Continue reading

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LIGO optical coatings pose new challenges in materials research

Not only has the detection of gravitational waves opened a new era of astronomy, it has also unveiled new horizons for optical and materials sciences. Continue reading

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Putting Lidar on the Map

The latest developments and applications of lidar technology reach from the depths of the ocean to outer space. Continue reading

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The Optics of LIGO

How high-precision optics enabled detection of gravitational waves and a new view of the universe. Continue reading

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