Cover Story

Optics in 2006 Introduction

Bob D. Guenther

The areas covered in 2006 include array detectors, Bloch oscillations, coherent imaging, diffractive optics, imaging, metamaterials, nonlinear optics, optical beams, opto-mechanics, polarization, Raman spectroscopy, soft X-rays and... more>>


Array Detectors

Ayman F. Abouraddy, Ofer Shapira, Mehmet Bayindir, Jerimy Arnold, John D. Joannopoulos and Yoel Fink

Fabrics that “See”: Photosensitive Fiber Constructs. more>>

Bloch Oscillations

Henrike Trompeter, Andreas Bräuer, Anton S. Desyatnikov, Yuri S. Kivshar, Wieslaw Krolikowski, Falk Lederer, Dirk Michaelis, Dragomir N. Neshev, Thomas Pertsch, Ulf Peschel, Ulrich Streppel and Andrey A. Sukhorukov

Photonic Bloch Oscillations and Zener Tunnelling more>>

Coherent Imaging

E. Baleine and A. Dogariu

Variable Coherence Allows Subwavelength Resolution Sensing. more>>

Diffractive Optics

Wenjian Cai, Timothy D. Gerke, Theodore J. Reber, Ariel Libertun and Rafael Piestun

Computer-Generated Volume Holograms Optimize Degrees of Freedom in 3D Aperiodic Structures. more>>


Carlo Mar Blanca, Vernon Julius Cemine, Bernardino Buenaobra and Caesar Saloma

Localizing Defects on Circuits Using High-Resolution OFT more>>


I.C. Khoo, D.H. Werner and A. Diaz

Nano-Dispersed Liquid Crystal with Tunable Negative-Zero-Positive Refractive Indices more>>

Nonlinear Optics

Fiorenzo G. Omenetto, Natalie A. Wolchover, Mackenzie R. Wehner, Matt Ross, Anatoly Efimov, Antoinette Taylor, V. Ravi K. Kumar, Alan K. George, Jonathan C. Knight, Nicolas Y. Joly and Philip St. J. Russell

Supercontinuum Generation in Sub-Centimeter Lengths of High-Nonlinearity Photonic Crystal Fibers more>>

Optical Beams

Pascal Fischer, Ewan M. Wright, Tom Brown, Wilson Sibbett, Jill E. Morris, Carlos López-Mariscal, Antonia E. Carruthers and Kishan Dholakia

White Light Takes Shape. more>>


Davide Iannuzzi, Szabolcs Deladi and Michael Elwenspoek

Fiber-Top Cantilevers: A New Sensor on the Tip of a Fiber more>>


S. Manhas, M.K. Swami, P. Buddhiwant, N. Ghosh, P.K. Gupta and K. Singh

Mueller Matrix Approach for Discriminating Optical Rotation more>>

Raman Spectroscopy

Scott T. McCain, Michael E. Gehm, Yanqia Wang, Nikos P. Pitsianis and David J. Brady

Large-Aperture Raman Spectroscopy for Quantitative Chemometrics more>>

Soft X-ray

David M. Gaudiosi, Brendan Reagan, Tenio Popmintchev, Michael Grisham, Mark Berrill, Oren Cohen, Barry C. Walker, Margaret M. Murnane, Henry C. Kapteyn and Jorge J. Rocca

High Harmonic Generation from Ions in a Capillary Discharge Plasma Waveguide more>>


Luis Miaja-Avila, Guido Saathoff, Chifong Lei, Martin Aeschlimann, John L. Gland, Margaret M. Murnane and Henry C. Kapteyn

As we become more able to control the length and accuracy of optical pulses, the field is expanding into new uses for ultrashort pulses. more>>