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41. Progress Toward Corrugated Feed Horn Arrays in Silicon
Topic: Optical Physics
Published: 12/16/2009
Authors: Joseph Wright Britton, Ki W. Yoon, James A Beall, Daniel T Becker, Hsiao-Mei Cho, Gene C Hilton, Michael D. Niemack, Kent D Irwin
Abstract: We are developing monolithic arrays of corrugated feed horns fabricated in silicon for dual-polarization single mode operation at 90, 145 and 220 GHz. The arrays consist of hundreds of platelet feed horns assembled from gold coated stacks of micromac ...

42. Quasi-phasematched Second Harmonic Generation in GaAs Microdisks
Topic: Optical Physics
Published: 11/15/2009
Authors: Paulina S Kuo, W Fang, Glenn Scott Solomon
Abstract: We discuss design and tuning of second-harmonic generation in GaAs microdisks. Quasi-phasematching can be achieved in the microdisk geometry without external domain inversions, but efficient nonlinear optical mixing requires that all waves be resonan ...

43. Uncooled, Millimeter-Scale Atomic Magnetometers with Femtotesla Sensitivity
Topic: Optical Physics
Published: 10/26/2009
Authors: John E Kitching, Svenja A Knappe, William C. Griffith, Jan Preusser, V Gerginov, Peter D. Schwindt, Vishal Shah, Ricardo Jimenez Martinez
Abstract: We summarize recent results at NIST to develop high-performance yet highly miniaturized magnetic sensors based on atomic vapors confined in microfabricated alkali vapor cells. These sensors currently achieve sensitivities in the range of a few tens o ...

44. Origin of Universal Optical Conductivity and Optical Stacking Sequence Identification in Multilayer Graphene
Topic: Optical Physics
Published: 8/6/2009
Authors: Hongki Min, Allan H. MacDonald
Abstract: We predict that the optical conductivity of normal graphene multilayers is close to {sigma}^duni^=({pi}/2) e^u2^/h per layer over a broad range of frequencies. The origin of this behavior is an emergent chiral symmetry which is present in normal N-l ...

45. Coherent linear optical sampling at over 15 bits of resolution
Topic: Optical Physics
Published: 7/15/2009
Authors: Ian R Coddington, William C Swann, Nathan Reynolds Newbury
Abstract: Linear optical sampling characterizes a sample by measuring the distortions on a transmitted optical field, thereby quantifying the sample's optical response. By exploiting the high mutual coherence between two phase-locked femtosecond fiber lase ...

46. A deep-UV optical frequency comb at 205 nm
Topic: Optical Physics
Published: 5/25/2009
Authors: Scott A Diddams, E Peters, P Fendel, S Reinhardt, T W Hansch, T Udem
Abstract: By frequency quadrupling a picosecond pulse train from a Ti:sapphire laser at 820 nm we generate a frequency comb at 205 nm with nearly bandwidth-limited pulses. The nonlinear frequency conversion is accomplished by two successive frequency doubling ...

47. NIST Technical Note No. 1621: Optical radiation measurements based on detector standards
Series: Technical Note (NIST TN)
Report Number: 1621
Topic: Optical Physics
Published: 3/11/2009
Author: George P Eppeldauer
Abstract: Improved detector technology in the past two decades opened a new era in the field of optical radiation measurements. Lower calibration and measurement uncertainties can be achieved with modern detector/radiometer standards than traditionally used s ...

48. Scatterfield Optical Imaging for sub-10 nm Dimensional Metrology
Topic: Optical Physics
Published: 1/1/2009
Author: Richard M Silver
Abstract: Recent developments in optical microscopy promise to advance optical metrology and imaging to unprecedented levels through theoretical and experimental development of a new measurement technique called "scatterfield optical imaging". ". Current met ...

49. Vector characterization of high-speed components using linear optical sampling with milliradian resolution
Topic: Optical Physics
Published: 12/1/2008
Authors: Paul A Williams, Tasshi Dennis, Ian R Coddington, William C Swann, Nathan Reynolds Newbury
Abstract: We demonstrate linear optical sampling measurements optimized for characterization of the signals produced by optical components. By sampling the optical electric field before and after the component, we isolate the full vector field (phase and ampli ...

50. Computational Parameters in Simulation of Microscope Images
Topic: Optical Physics
Published: 11/28/2008
Authors: Egon Marx, James Edward Potzick
Abstract: The simulation of microscope images computed from scattered fields determined using integral equations depend on a number of parameters that are not related to the scatterer or to the microscope but are choices made for the computation method. The ...

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