December 2003

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 access, in a single source, descriptions of cutting-edge optics research reported in the peer-reviewed press.


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


Photon-Based Microscopy With 20-nm Spatial Resolution.

Nano Optics

Modal Properties of Semiconductor Nanowire Lasers.

Near-Field Optics

Coherence Properties of Optical Near Fields.

Nonlinear Optics

Self-Reflection and Routing of Multicolor Solitons.

Optical Engineering

Optically Active Organic Nanoaggregates.

Phase Control

Ring Light Beam Deflector

Photonic Structures

Fractal Zone Plates Produce Axial Irradiance With Fractal Profile


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

Quantum Information

Micro-Optics Advances Quantum Computing and Integrated Atom Optics.

Spatial Patterns in Nonlinear Optics

Pattern Formation in Optical Cavities With Incoherent Light.

Terahertz Optics

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

Ultrafast Technology

Measuring and Understanding the Most Complex Ultrashort Pulse Ever Generated.


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