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Scientists reverse Doppler Effect

(PhysOrg.com) -- Researchers from Swinburne University and the University of Shanghai for Science and Technology have for the first time ever demonstrated a reversal of the optical ‘Doppler Effect’ – an advance ...

dateMar 07, 2011 in Optics & Photonics
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Laser diodes versus LEDs

Solid-state lighting based on light-emitting diodes (LEDs) is the most efficient source of high color quality white light. Nevertheless, they show significant performance limitations such as the "efficiency droop". Blue laser ...

dateNov 11, 2013 in Optics & Photonics
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Bringing back the magic in metamaterials

A single drop of blood is teeming with microorganisms—imagine if we could see them, and even nanometer-sized viruses, with the naked eye. That's a real possibility with what scientists call a "perfect lens." The lens hasn't ...

dateJul 17, 2015 in Optics & Photonics
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Building a more versatile laser

(PhysOrg.com) -- One of the drawbacks associated with using semiconductor lasers is that many of them can only produce a beam of a single wavelength, and can only send that beam in one direction at a time. There have been ...

dateNov 16, 2009 in Optics & Photonics feature
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