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    Executive Forum

    6 global business environment trends to watch

    March 11, 2024
    Thought leaders share the current and shifting conditions that will affect the photonics marketplace in this and the coming years—and offer ideas to contend with them.
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    Test & Measurement

    Back to the future of electronic autocollimation

    March 7, 2024
    Upgrades to these sensitive measuring devices expand their usability in photonics applications.
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    Software & Accessories

    Optical design software: From nano to system scale

    March 1, 2024
    Design engineers must be able to perform highly accurate simulations at multiple scales to predict the performance of modern optical devices.

    Injection mold optical system provides operational control

    Feb. 28, 2024
    In plastic product production, a new automated method can optically monitor the presence of plastic parts that haven’t been pushed out of the injection mold.
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    Executive Forum

    Multiple forecasts project significant growth in photonics

    Feb. 23, 2024
    However you slice it, the photonics market continues the steady, robust growth it has enjoyed for decades. Here’s an overview.

    More content from Volume 60, Issue 03

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    Quantum optics technique reveals new type of light-matter interaction within semiconductors

    Feb. 14, 2024
    Photon-cascade correlation spectroscopy enables peering into the quantum realm: Creating an image-in-time of photons reveals whether they tend to travel together or not, which...
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    Physicists discover surface signature of higher-order topological insulators

    Feb. 13, 2024
    Higher-order topological insulators (HOTIs) have a unique surface signature that determines how they reflect light—and it can be used to experimentally confirm the existence of...
    (Image credit: Xiuai Wu and Junsong Peng/East China Normal University)
    Lasers & Sources

    Breathing soliton laser reveals synchronization dynamics

    Feb. 6, 2024
    A breathing soliton laser helps researchers discover modulated subharmonics, a new state of nonlinear systems, which contains both synchronized and desynchronized signals.
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    Spinning meta-optics for spectro-polarimetric thermal imaging?

    Feb. 1, 2024
    Purdue University researchers merge optical engineering with cutting-edge computational imaging techniques—a spinning metasurface stack breaks thermal light down into its spectral...
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    ‘Spectrum shuttle’ enables customizable spatiotemporal shaping of gigahertz burst pulses

    Jan. 22, 2024
    Researchers in Japan unveil an optical technique to generate gigahertz repetition pulses with individual colors and shapes—with potential ultrafast imaging and laser processing...
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    Nonlinear optics for quantum transport?

    Jan. 18, 2024
    What happens when you replace linear optics with nonlinear optics for teleportation? You get a new quantum transport method that doesn’t require a bunch of extra photons.