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How Water Glows: Water Monitoring with Laser Fluorescence

Dennis Killinger and Vasanthi Sivaprakasam

With an ever-increasing global need for fresh water, scientists must develop new instruments to allow for real-time, inexpensive detection and monitoring of water quality. Lasers and optical detection techniques offer a unique enabling technology.

Toward Quantum Control of Single Photons

Researchers are exploring ways to use electromagnetically induced transparency on individual light quanta, laying the groundwork for intriguing applications in quantum information science that use photons as information carriers, and atomic ensembles as memory and processing nodes.

Report from FiO: Showcasing the Very Small and Ultrafast

Frontiers in Optics (FiO), OSA’s 89th annual meeting, focused on exciting new research and applications in nanophotonics, biomedical imaging, quantum electronics, organic optoelectronics and other emerging areas of interest.

Optoelectronic Packaging for Optical Interconnects

Optoelectronic packages provide a platform for integrating photonic, optoelectronic and electronic devices for the transmission of optical signals in telecommunication and computing networks. The authors describe current technologies and future possibilities.

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