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The blue arrow highlights a vertical structure A, which appears whiter after rotating the polarizers B The opposite occurs at the oblique structure green arrow indicating nerve tissue Image Credit Kenneth Chin, Academic Medical Center
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Two light scatterers, represented by the blue spheres, are utilized to tune the sensors to exceptional points, at which light propagates in one direction CREDIT W Chen and L Yang
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  • Optical coherence tomography OCT could provide the car industry with a practical way to automatically analyze the distribution and characteristics of the metallic flakes in car paint

    Analyzing Car Paint Through Optical Coherence Tomography

    Researchers at the University of Liverpool in the UK have demonstrated for the first time how the medical imaging technique optical coherence tomography (OCT) could provide the car industry with a practical way to automatically analyze the...
  • Measuring Strength of Composite Concrete With Light-Refracting Coating
  • SPectral Eye vidEo Database SPEED Advances Eye Tracking

    Spectral Eye Video Database Advances Eye Tracking

    In her doctoral studies, a researcher at the University of Eastern Finland has created a combined spectral video/spectral image database — the Spectral Eye Video Database, SPEED; the first of its kind. “The Spectral Eye Video Database...
  • Transmission electron microscopy images of the nano-contrast-agents developed at the PSG College of Technology in India

    Nanoparticle Agent for MRI and Optical Imaging of Cancer Cells

    Researchers at the PSG College of Technology, Coimbatore, India, have developed a less toxic, nanoparticle-based contrast agent that serves for both magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and optical imaging of cancer cells.  The scientists say this...
  • This illustration depicts the process of light emission from a sheet of graphene, which is represented as the blue lattice on the top surface of a carrier material The light-colored arrow moving upwards at the center depicts a fast-moving electron Because

    Optical Boom in Graphene Creates Intense Beam of Light

    Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT; US) discovered a phenomenon in a sheet of graphene analogical to a jet airplane traveling faster than the sound waves, which creates a “sonic boom”: Here, a flow of electric...
  • Programmable Nanophotonic Processor Studies Quantum Transport in New Detail

    Programmable Nanophotonic Processor Studies Quantum Transport

    Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in the US have created the largest fully programmable nanophotonic processor to date. Comprising 88 minutely programmable beam splitters, the device enables scientists to study quantum...
  • Caltech engineers develop camera design that replaces lenses with ultra-thin optical phased array OPA Credit Caltech

    Ultrathin, Lensless Camera Based on Optical Phased Array

    Engineers at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) have designed an entirely different kind of camera by replacing the lenses with an ultra-thin optical phased array (OPA), which manipulates incoming light to capture an image. Out with...

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