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Optics in 2003

T he December Optics & Photonics News (OPN) is aspecial issue that highlights the most exciting researchto emerge in the preceding 12 months in the fast paced world of optics. “Optics in 2003” offers readers a unique opportunity to... more>>



Raktim Dasgupta, Samarendra Kumar Mohanty and Pradeep Kumar Gupta

Rotating Line Optical Tweezers Enables Controlled Intracellular Rotation of Microscopic Objects. more>>


Weilun Chao, Erik Anderson, Gregory Denbeaux, Bruce Harteneck, J. Alexander Liddle, Angelic Pearson, Deirdre Olynick, Farhad Salmassi, Cheng Yu Song and David Attwood

Photon-Based Microscopy With 20-nm Spatial Resolution. more>>

Nano Optics

A. V. Maslov and C. Z. Ning

Modal Properties of Semiconductor Nanowire Lasers. more>>

Near-Field Optics

A. Apostol and A. Dogariu

Coherence Properties of Optical Near Fields. more>>

Nonlinear Optics

Ladislav Jankovic, Hongki Kim, George Stegeman, Silvia Carrasco, Lluis Torner and Mordechai Katz

Self-Reflection and Routing of Multicolor Solitons. more>>

Optical Engineering

Frank Balzer and Horst-Günter Rubahn

Optically Active Organic Nanoaggregates. more>>

Phase Control

Hideaki Okayama

Ring Light Beam Deflector more>>

Photonic Structures

Walter D. Furlan, Genaro Saavedra and Juan A. Monsoriu

Fractal Zone Plates Produce Axial Irradiance With Fractal Profile more>>


Erez Hasman, Gabriel Biener, Vladimir Kleiner and Avi Niv

Spatial Fourier-Transform Polarimetry By Use of Space-Variant Subwavelength Gratings more>>

Quantum Information

Rainer Dumke, Tobias Müther, Michael Volk, Wolfgang Ertmer and Gerhard Birkl

Micro-Optics Advances Quantum Computing and Integrated Atom Optics. more>>

Spatial Patterns in Nonlinear Optics

Tal Carmon, Hrvoje Buljan, Marin Soljacˇi´c and Mordechai Segev

Pattern Formation in Optical Cavities With Incoherent Light. more>>

Terahertz Optics

Yun-Shik Lee, Naaman Amer and Walter C. Hurlbut

Terahertz Pulse Shaping in Time Domain Via Optical Rectification in Poled Lithium Niobate Crystals. more>>

Ultrafast Technology

Rick Trebino, John Dudley and Xun Gu

Measuring and Understanding the Most Complex Ultrashort Pulse Ever Generated. more>>



OSA Today

Who’s Who on OSA’s Board of Directors

Kim Douglass

OPN talks to Rod Alfernesses. more>>

OSA Today

OFC 2004 Targets Service Providers with Focused Summit

Colleen Morrison

The Service Provider Summit (SPS), a unique, day-long meeting aimed at telecom service provider and carrier industry professionals, will be held during the Optical Fiber Communication Conference and Exhibition (OFC) 2004. Ninety-six percent of those surveyed rated the first Service Provider Summit, held at OFC 2003, as “good,” “very good” or “excellent.” Nearly all those surveyed said it should be a feature event in 2004. more>>