Latest Physical optics Stories
Light waves can be defined by three fundamental characteristics: their color (or wavelength), polarization, and direction.
Drawing heavily upon nature for inspiration, a team of researchers has created a new artificial lens that is nearly identical to the natural lens of the human eye.
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.
University of Texas at Austin researchers have discovered how to extract and use information in an individual image to determine how far objects are from the focus distance, a feat only accomplished by human and animal visual systems until now.
Exploiting a novel technique called phase discontinuity, researchers at the Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) have induced light rays to behave in a way that defies the centuries-old laws of reflection and refraction.
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., March 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Synopsys, Inc. (Nasdaq: SNPS), a world leader in software and IP for semiconductor design, verification and manufacturing, today announced the availability of enhancements to its CODE VÂ® optical design and analysis software.
Optics Communications is a peer-reviewed rapid-publication scientific journal published by Elsevier. This journal has been in publication since April of 1969, according to the Library of Congress. It reports on all fields of optical science and technology. The following subjects are covered in Optics Communications: Physical optics, Optical information and image processing, Guided wave optics, Atomic and molecular physics, Optical properties of condensed and soft matter, Quantum optics,...