Some researchers say that phased arrays of laser amplifiers could propel gram-sized spacecraft to the stars in 20 years. But are human technologies ready for the challenging journey?
Pavel Cheben, Iñigo Molina Fernandez, David Smith, Weidong Zhou and Pierre Berini
At an OSA Incubator Meeting, scientists and engineers explored the opportunities and emerging applications enabled by controlling light at subwavelength scale.
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Now decades old, laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy is still finding applications in novel areas, driven by technology, miniaturization and creative extension of the technique to new problems.
Patricia Daukantas, Sarah Michaud, Ilana Ostrin and Stewart Wills
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Long-Range Single-Photon Imaging