1st Place: Optical Möbius Strip: A string recorded under colored illumination right before realizing a standing wave. This photograph was then transformated into polar coordinates. Dan Curticapean, University of Applied Sciences Offenburg, Germany.
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2nd Place: Refraction by the sap of an aloe flower helps create an image of the eye of the photographer, large and blurry behind the flower. Brian P. Anderson, University of Arizona, U.S.A.
3rd Place: Unexpected beautiful diffraction pattern from femtosecond laser written structure. Martynas Beresna, University of Southampton, U.K.
Honorable Mention: Sol-gel silica film after being spin-coated onto a silicon substrate. Simin Mehrabani, University of Southern California, U.S.A.
Honorable Mention: Old faithful geyser at midnight with Milky Way galaxy. John T. Bone, Drew University, U.S.A.
Honorable Mention: Refraction and diffraction: Water drop on the back of a compact disc. Anthony T. Clutter, University of Arizona, U.S.A.
Green laser light scattering through a photonic crystal fiber cladding. Thibaut Sylvestre, Universite de Franche-Comte, France.
Cascaded Raman generation in a photonic crystal fiber. Thibaut Sylvestre, Universite de Franche-Comte, France.
Large F/# means a narrow depth of field, from Optics, third edition, Hecht. Anthony T. Clutter, University of Arizona, U.S.A.
A large sphere acting as a singlet, located in the College of Optical Sciences, 3rd floor lobby. Anthony T. Clutter, University of Arizona, U.S.A.