Latest Geometrical optics Stories

2012-09-19 16:39:05

Scientists are reporting development of a revolutionary new lens – flat, distortion-free, so small that more than 1,500 would fit across the width of a human hair – capable in the future of replacing lenses in applications ranging from cell phones to cameras to fiber-optic communication systems. The advance, which could lead to smart phones as thin as a credit card, appears in ACS' journal Nano Letters. Federico Capasso and colleagues explain that the lenses used to focus light...

Perfect Image Offered By Flat Lens
2012-08-24 11:17:42

Ultrathin wafer of silicon and gold focuses telecom wavelengths without distortion Applied physicists at the Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) have created an ultrathin, flat lens that focuses light without imparting the distortions of conventional lenses. At a mere 60 nanometers thick, the flat lens is essentially two-dimensional, yet its focusing power approaches the ultimate physical limit set by the laws of diffraction. Operating at telecom wavelengths...

2011-12-23 01:11:19

Researchers have shown how arrays of tiny "plasmonic nanoantennas" are able to precisely manipulate light in new ways that could make possible a range of optical innovations such as more powerful microscopes, telecommunications and computers. The researchers at Purdue University used the nanoantennas to abruptly change a property of light called its phase. Light is transmitted as waves analogous to waves of water, which have high and low points. The phase defines these high and low points...

The Contact Lens Of The Future
2011-11-22 09:40:51

Contact lenses have been around for decades, correcting vision problems and giving cosmetic or therapeutic aid, but what about using them as a mini-monitor to project text messages or short emails right in front of your eye? Sound like science fiction? Well, according to US researchers at Washington University, the idea of wearing computerized contact lenses is very close to reality. The futuristic technology has taken a step closer with the development of a prototype lens that could...

2011-11-18 08:00:00

ASE Optics, an optical engineering services firm, has improved lens system performance by 400 percent for a technology customer. Rochester, NY (PRWEB) November 18, 2011 ASE Optics, an optical engineering services firm, has recently improved lens system performance by a factor of four for a technology customer. Through ASE Opticsâ discovery service, 20 hours of focused engineering for a discounted cost of $1950, ASE explored alternatives to off-the-shelf lenses for high speed...

Latest Geometrical optics Reference Libraries

2010-09-16 15:48:43

A magnifying glass is a convex lens, usually mounted in a frame with a handle, which is used to produce a magnified image of an object. The glass works by creating a magnified virtual image of an object behind the lens. However, the distance between the lens and the object must be shorter than the focal length for the glass to work. If the distance is not correct then the image will appear small and inverted. Many magnifying glasses are mounted on a stand to insure the proper distance...

2004-10-19 04:45:43

Parabolic Mirror -- A parabolic reflector or parabolic dish is a reflective device formed in the shape of a paraboloid of revolution. Parabolic reflectors can either collect or distribute energy such as light, sound, or radio waves. The parabolic reflector functions due to the geometric properties of the paraboloid shape: if the angle of incidence to the inner surface of the collector equals the angle of reflection, then any incoming ray that is parallel to the axis of the dish will be...

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