Cover Story

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

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

Bloch Oscillations

Photonic Bloch Oscillations and Zener Tunnelling more>>

Coherent Imaging

Variable Coherence Allows Subwavelength Resolution Sensing. more>>

Diffractive Optics

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


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


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

Nonlinear Optics

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

Optical Beams

White Light Takes Shape. more>>


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


Mueller Matrix Approach for Discriminating Optical Rotation more>>

Raman Spectroscopy

Large-Aperture Raman Spectroscopy for Quantitative Chemometrics more>>

Soft X-ray

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


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>>