Cover Story

Rewritable Holographic 3D Displays

N. Peyghambarian, Savas Tay, Pierre-Alexandre Blanche, Robert Norwood and Michiharu Yamamoto

Researchers at the University of Arizona’s College of Optical Sciences and Nitto Denko Technical Corp. have created a rewriteable holographic display that may one day enable 3D holographic film. more>>

Features

Guiding Light with Long-Range Plasmons

Aloyse Degiron, Pierre Berini and David R. Smith

Long-range surface plasmons are characterized by unique electromagnetic properties that could reshape our vision of integrated optical circuits and other chip-scale photonic applications. more>>


Photoacoustic Tomography and Microscopy

Lihong V. Wang

By converting light waves into sound, researchers have developed a high-resolution biological imaging technique that allows them to see living tissue at new depths. more>>


The Quantum Cascade Laser: A Versatile and Powerful Tool

Manijeh Razeghi, Steven Slivken, Yanbo Bai and Shaban Ramezani Darvish

Many applications in the infrared are awaiting the right laser source. Advances in quantum cascade lasers will enable powerful new technologies to become commercial realities. more>>


Phase-Shifting Digital Holography

Ichirou Yamaguchi

Digital holography generally offers more flexibility than conventional holographic interferometry and speckle interferometry because of its simple setup and easy accessibility for 3D surfaces. more>>