Photonics Updates Archive

The research at the College of Optical Sciences is constantly changing, but we don't want you to miss what we've done in the past. Below you will find our archived Photonics specialty research updates.


Research Update Archive: Photonics

The Center for Integrated Access Networks
Published: November 20, 2014
The flagship of our photonics program is the $40-million, 10-year National Science Foundation Engineering Research Center for Integrated Access Networks, one of only 15 NSF ERCs in the country. CIAN’s director, Chair of Photonics and Lasers and professor of optical sciences and...
Multiphoton Microscope Driven by Hand-Held 1550-NM Laser
Published: November 24, 2014
Assistant professor Khanh Kieu recently developed a multiphoton microscope that is based on a turn-key, handheld 150-femtosecond laser that he created during graduate studies at OSC....
High Power 589-NM Sources Based on VECSELS
Published: November 24, 2014
Semiconductor lasers have, in the last few years, gone from the relatively low-power examples found in DVD players to high-power equipment that is now replacing more conventional lasers in many applications. Professor...
Silicon-Based Photonics
Published: November 24, 2014

We live in the silicon age, with the seemingly inexorable progress of Moore’s law touching more and more of our lives. The remarkable success of silicon in manufacturing processes has driven intensive research into its use for photonics, culminating in the commercialization over the last five years of...

Micro-Optic Based Polarization Cameras
Published: November 24, 2014

The polarization of light is not readily apparent to our human eyes, but it becomes obvious when we put on sunglasses or see the reflection from a glass surface. Indeed, we can get a far more complete picture of an object than is possible with a simple photograph by observing how it...

The Thin Film Optics of Art
Published: November 24, 2014

Charles M. Falco, Chair of Condensed Matter Physics and professor of optical sciences and physics, has used thin film photonics to analyze and verify the authenticity of works of art. He is acclaimed worldwide...

Getting More from the Internet
Published: November 24, 2014

Professor Milorad Cvijetic joined the photonics faculty at the College of Optical Sciences after a very successful career at global networking powerhouse NEC Corp. Now he investigates new formats for...