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Self-Guided Beamed Propulsion for Breakthrough Interstellar Missions | NASA
the neutral particle beam system is kinda interesting, laser doppler cooled supersonic alkali vapor jet
neutral  particle  beam  projector  alkali  vapor  jet  supersonic  laser  space  propulsion  research  technology  NIAC  physics  optics 
4 days ago by asteroza
Optical cooling achieved by tuning thermal radiation
optical cooling by sticking two objects less than the wavelength of thermal radiation from each other
optical  cooling  photodiode  materials  science  physics  optics  research  technology 
7 weeks ago by asteroza
OSA | Superresolution far-field imaging by coded phase reflectors distributed only along the boundary of synthetic apertures
So you can cheat quite a bit more with optical synthetic aperture designs than previously thought. May make cubesat mirrors with photon thruster management feasible for very large apertures...
hypertelescope  telescope  optics  research  synthetic  aperture  array  mirror  coflyer  cubesat  space 
january 2019 by asteroza
Angular-momentum nanometrology in an ultrathin plasmonic topological insulator film | Nature Communications
New detector size of normal laser detectors can now detect "twist" of light, to add new encoding dimension for data compression on optical fiber
CMOS  optical  angular  momentum  plasmonic  nanometrology  topological  insulator  materials  science  optics  research  OAM 
october 2018 by asteroza
Wearable MRI
Using sound somehow to redirect infrared light to allow internal imaging like an MRI. Uses some sort of holographic imaging technique.
infrared  IR  optical  scanning  MRI  medicine  health  portable  hardware  electronics  devices  holographic  imaing  sound  focus  optics 
august 2018 by asteroza
OSA | Computational imaging enables a “see-through” lens-less camera
So if about 1% of light passing through a glass pane can go to the edge, you can sorta recover the image going through the glass. This could effectively turn a display into a camera using an edge camera, rather than directly embedding sensor pixels into the display pixel array.
optics  research  technology  computational  imaging  edge  image  recovery  camera  sensor 
august 2018 by asteroza
Photography optics in the time dimension | Nature Photonics
New trick for fast imaging, can shrink a 30cm optics train to 3cm
optics  physics  fast  imaging  research  technology  photography 
august 2018 by asteroza
RIT researcher develops new solar sailing technology for NASA - RIT News
Uh, based on the vectors, this is only going to work really well for an SSO orbit riding the terminator line since you need the solar angle to be normal to the plane of the sail and keep the sail edge-on to the orbital vector...
metamaterial  diffractive  metafilm  solar  sail  cubesate  satellite  space  propulsion  diffraction  optics  materials  science  research  technology 
july 2018 by asteroza
Continuous-wave room-temperature diamond maser | Nature
A step up from that organic crystal maser, which was materials limited to pulse ops
room  temperature  continuous  wave  maser  materials  science  research  technology  physics  optics  oscillator  diamond  laser  pumped  defect  vacancy 
april 2018 by asteroza
Non‐Volatile Silicon Photonics Using Nanoscale Flash Memory Technology - Grajower - - Laser & Photonics Reviews - Wiley Online Library
MONOS allows using conventional NAND flash CMOS manufacturing techniques to yield potentially terahertz speed circuits. Heat is probably still a problem, but this may make chip internal optics easier, as well the mentioned filter/switch/modulator/resonater/laser optics applications
metal  oxide  nitride  silicon  semiconductor  terahertz  IC  circuit  research  technology  manufacturing  optics  optonics  photonics  photonic  materials  science 
march 2018 by asteroza
Adaptive metalenses with simultaneous electrical control of focal length, astigmatism, and shift | Science Advances
Interesting thing film metalens manipulated by transparent polymer artificial muscle to fix focus/image shift/astigmatism simultaneously
materials  science  research  technology  artificial  eye  polymer  muscle  silicon  thin  film  metalens  optics  nanotechnology 
march 2018 by asteroza
4D Technology | Optical Metrology for a Dynamic World
Working with NASA for a picometer class high speed interferometer
NASA  optics  research  technology  high  speed  interferometer  telescope 
january 2018 by asteroza
Phys. Rev. B 96, 165431 (2017) - Dynamically tunable extraordinary light absorption in monolayer graphene
stamping graphene into an optical well surface to up light absorption, possibly dynamically tunable wavelength absorption by changing optical well shape/size
optics  materials  science  research  technology  graphene  stamp  stamping  microstamping  nanostamping  nanostructure  light  absorber 
january 2018 by asteroza
OSA | Monolithic ultra-high-Q lithium niobate microring resonator
so lithium niobate makes for great resonators for fiber optic networks, but is chemically inert so you can't etch it easily. Now, it looks like they've achieved usable dry plasma etching to make waveguides/resonators.
lithium  niobate  fiber  optic  resonator  waveguide  optics  plasma  dry  etching  materials  science  research  technology 
january 2018 by asteroza
Beating LIDAR - Achuta Kadambi - MIT Media Lab
Using heterodyning LIDAR to achieve very high resolution at range, and might be able to punch through fog. WHich makes you wonder if the same trick could be used for lasercomm lasers which always had a rain/fog fade problem...
laser  optics  LIDAR  ranging  beat  note  superheterodyne  heterodyne  frequency  wavelength  research  technology  signal  processing  DSP  time-of-flight  range  measurement  sensor  camera 
january 2018 by asteroza
OSA | Photon-number-resolving megapixel image sensor at room temperature without avalanche gain
New small pixel low light sensor tech, can be made on conventional CMOS and run at room temp, rather than the usual low temp/large pixel style setup. Quanta Image Sensor (QIS)
optics  sensor  QIS  high  framerate  photon  counter  camera  materials  science  research  technology 
december 2017 by asteroza
An Overview of Wide-Field-Of-View Optical Designs for Survey Telescopes
Interesting design presented, the reimaged cassegrain telescope, which has very wide field of view, but suffers from a lot of obscuration and needs ultimately 4 mirrors.
wide  field  optics  telescope  design  reimaged  cassegrain 
november 2017 by asteroza
Mira Prism AR
So these students cut up fishbowls, mounted them on a headband with an iPhone holder, and made a decent passive AR headset
Mira  passive  reflective  prism  optics  AR  headset  HMD  display  hardware 
july 2017 by asteroza
An 8X8 Heterodyne Lens-less OPA Camera
lensless camera by using an optical phased array (in silicon photonics)
silicon  photonics  optics  research  technology  optical  phased  array  lensless  camera  OPA 
june 2017 by asteroza
Directed energy atmospheric lens could revolutionise future battlefields | BAE S...
Using the edge of the atmosphere as a surface interface, which can be manipulated with pulse lasers to be physically shaped into lens shapes to fiddle with optics. So can be used as a focuser for lasers and ground observation telescopes, and as a diffuser for self protection/obfuscation of space assets.
BAe  laser  atmospheric  lens  pulse  kerr  effect  optics  research  technology  space  telescope  observation  surveillance  defense  military  Delicious 
january 2017 by asteroza
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