Daniel van der Weide
The terahertz regime is rich with potential uses in a variety of sensing, imaging and communications applications. Security screening and broadband communications are among the fields in which researchers predict that THz technology will soon begin to make its mark.
José M. Sasián, Peter Yantzer and Tom Tivol
With the aid of advanced software, optical design is now being applied to the precision cutting and grading of high-quality jewels.
Fred M. Dickey
Laser beam shaping, the art of controlling the irradiance and phase profile of a laser's output, is an enabling technology used in industrial applications including semiconductor lithography, circuit component trimming and laser printing.
James C. Wyant
Interferometry is a powerful measurement tool. Efforts to reduce the sensitivity of interferometers to vibration could greatly expand the number of fields in which they are employed.
Code division multiple access (CDMA) allows multiple users access to limited-bandwidth networks. The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency has launched an ambitious program aimed at demonstrating technology for an advanced network based on optical CDMA.
Gregory P. Crawford
Electrically switchable Bragg grating technology offers an innovative platform for emerging optical devices in applications ranging from highly reflective flat panel displays to photonic crystals.
Paul K. Buah-Bassuah and Susan M. Reiss
Stephen R. Wilk
Jennifer D. T. Kruschwitz
Snapshots from the Marches
A Tiny Recycler of Waste Heat
Synthetic Apertures for the Optical Domain