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Illuminated pajamas treat newborns

Alone, naked, and with their eyes covered for protection: this is how newborns lie in incubators when they are being treated for jaundice. Irradiation with blue light in an incubator is necessary because toxic decomposition ...

dateOct 31, 2017 in Optics & Photonics
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Guiding the random laser

At its most basic level, a random laser is precisely what its name implies; random. It's random in the spectrum of light it produces and in the way that light is emitted, making what could be an extremely versatile laser ...

dateOct 27, 2017 in Optics & Photonics
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In Appalachia, a public broadband project hits snags

Kentucky's plan to build one of the country's largest publicly owned broadband networks was touted as a cornerstone of the effort to save the Appalachian economy by bringing high-speed internet to some of the poorest counties ...

dateOct 01, 2017 in Telecom
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Sensing atoms caught in ripples of light

Optical fibers are ubiquitous, carrying light wherever it is needed. These glass tunnels are the high-speed railway of information transit, moving data at incredible speeds over tremendous distances. Fibers are also thin ...

dateSep 27, 2017 in Optics & Photonics
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Technique for making microdroplet lenses

Researchers are on the lookout for rapid, reliable and affordable switches for the opto-electronics of the future. An Empa team now presents a potential solution: dye droplets measuring just a few sub-micrometers in diameter.

dateAug 16, 2017 in Optics & Photonics
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