Optical Design & Engineering
Electronic contact lenses may replace reading glasses
Electronic contact lenses can switch between different focal powers, functioning similarly to putting on and taking off reading glasses.
Quantifying thermal lensing in solid-state lasers
Considering the three main contributors to thermal lensing in solid-state laser materials sheds light on conflicting earlier work, and enables direct comparison of various laser glasses.
A beam-splitting photovoltaic thermal receiver for solar concentrators
A photovoltaic thermal receiver that separates incoming light energy by wavelength can produce electricity and thermal output of 150? simultaneously.
Extreme adaptive optics for the detection of extrasolar planets
The new Spectro-Polarimetric High-contrast Exoplanet Research instrument on the Very Large Telescope in Chile has an unprecedented angular resolution.
Novel materials for improved photon upconversion
A new solid-state-like material contains nanocellulose capsules embedded within a matrix of nanofibers, and can operate for long periods in a dry oxygen-rich atmosphere.
Increasing the sensitivity of future exoplanet observations
A new high-contrast coronagraphic testbed has been developed to provide solutions for direct imaging of circumstellar environments.
Compound-eye-based multidimensional imager
Compound-eye optics enable a simple and scalable 2D scanner to observe more than 2D optical signals without sacrificing spatial or temporal resolution.
Ion beam processing for ultra-smooth glass-ceramic opticsStories 1 - 10 of 81
A novel technique involves a deterministic material addition and removal method to enable sputtering of dual-phase materials.