February 2014

Big data concept illustration. Thinkstock.

The Anamorphic Stretch Transform: Putting the Squeeze on “Big Data”

Bahram Jalali and Mohammad H. Asghari

Coping with a deluge of digital information will require more efficient ways to capture, sample and store data. One new approach works by selectively “warping” the data to provide better resolution of the fine details—while still reducing total data size.

Erwin Schrödinger’s Path to Wave Mechanics

In 1926, Schrödinger invoked Hamilton’s optical-mechanical analogy that related ray optics and particle mechanics: His invention of wave mechanics related to particle mechanics as wave optics related to ray optics.

Meet OSA’s 2014 Fellows

OSA is pleased to announce the 2014 class of Fellows. This distinction was awarded to 71 OSA members for their significant contributions to the advancement of optics and photonics. The selection of these candidates was confirmed by the Board of Directors at its meeting in October 2013.

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