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April 2009

Head-Worn Displays: The Future Through New Eyes

Jannick Rolland and Ozan Cakmacki

As display technologies shrink in size and grow in sophistication, digital “glasses” represent a next generation of mobile devices.


The International Liquid Mirror Telescope

Early next year, the International Liquid Mirror Telescope—a collaboration between astronomical institutions in Belgium, Canada and India—will see first light. The instrument will provide substantial, in-depth sky coverage and make an unprecedented number of nightly observations.

The Electrogyration Effect

Almost 200 years have passed since Arago observed optical activity in crystals, and it’s been more than 30 years since researchers have induced a spatial dispersion effect with an electric field—a phenomenon now known as electrogyration.


OPN Talks with Edward I. Moses

A Brief History of the Starbow

Bringing Extreme UV Microscopy to the Tabletop

Designing Better Spiral Microlasers

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