Striking images of optics and photonics, contributed by OPN readers
Morning dew on a spider web looks like a beautiful string of pearls. An inverse sunrise can be seen in each droplet. — Leonid A. Dombrovsky, Joint Institute for High Temperatures, Moscow, Russia
29 Sep 2014
InGaN light-emitting diode with micro cones on the substrate. —Hisashi Masui, University of California, Santa Barbara, Calif., U.S.A.
22 Sep 2014
Light from a red, green and blue laser on a lens; each has a different angle of incidence. During a long exposure, a piece of quickly moving paper is used to capture all the beams. —Mike Kudenov
16 Sep 2014
The festival transforms Torun into a wonderland of “light art.” Pictured here, a projection on an outdoor water curtain. —Danuta Bukowska, Nicolaus Copernicus University, Poland
08 Sep 2014
Maggies fascination with plasma filamentation and glow discharge. —Robert Kane, Philips Laboratories (retired), Ho-Ho-Kus, N.J., U.S.A.
31 Aug 2014
Refracted laser light taken on 4 x 5 transparency film using a helium neon laser. — Janis D. Berry
24 Aug 2014
Lead zirconate titanate coating on glass carrier fabricated via a sol-gel method. Stress introduced via an impurity at the edge of the film caused cracking of the layer. —Matthias Feinaeugle, Optoelectronics Research Centre
18 Aug 2014
Reflection of 532-nm laser light misaligned on a sapphire fiber and captured by a CCD. Elizabeth F. Cloos, University of Michigan, U.S.A.
12 Aug 2014
Holiday lights imaged through a glass sphere. —Page E. King, College of Optical Sciences, Tucson, Ariz., U.S.A.
04 Aug 2014
Delamination of a thin polymer film from a glass substrate. —David A. Sweigart, University of Maryland, Baltimore County, Md.
28 Jul 2014
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