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11. Accurate, inexpensive testing of handheld lasers for safe use and operation
Topic: Optical Physics
Published: 3/7/2013
Authors: Marla L Dowell, Joshua Aram Hadler
Abstract: An accurate, inexpensive test bed for measurements of optical power emitted from handheld lasers is described. Our test bed consists of a thermopile detector, bandpass optical filters, an adjustable iris, and self-centering holders for mounting of th ...
http://www.nist.gov/manuscript-publication-search.cfm?pub_id=912781

12. Experimental demonstration of a receiver beating the standard quantum limit for multiple nonorthogonal coherent-state discrimination
Topic: Optical Physics
Published: 1/6/2013
Authors: Francisco E. Becerra Chavez, Jingyun Fan, Gerald Baumgartner, Julius Goldhar, Jonathan Kosloski, Alan L Migdall
Abstract: The measurement of the state of a quantum system with inherent quantum uncertainty (noise) approaching the ultimate physical limits is of both technological and fundamental interest. Quantum noise prevents any mutually nonorthogonal quantum states ...
http://www.nist.gov/manuscript-publication-search.cfm?pub_id=912063

13. Ultrafast element-specific magnetization Dynamics of complex magnetic materials on a table-top
Topic: Optical Physics
Published: 12/21/2012
Authors: Thomas J Silva, Justin M Shaw, Hans T. (Hans) Nembach, Chan La-O-Vorakiat, Henry C. Kapteyn, Margaret M. Murnane, Stefan Mathias, Roman Adam, Patrik Grychtol, Martin Aeschlimann, Claus M. Schneider, Emrah Turgut, Dennis Rudolf
Abstract: We review recent progress in femtosecond magnetization dynamics probed by extreme ultraviolet pulses from high-harmonic generation. In a transverse magneto-optical Kerr geometry, we establish an ultrafast, element-specific experimental capability - ...
http://www.nist.gov/manuscript-publication-search.cfm?pub_id=904322

14. Remote sensing of chiral signatures on Mars
Topic: Optical Physics
Published: 11/1/2012
Authors: William Sparks, James H. Hough, Thomas Avery Germer, Frank Robb, Ludmilla Kolokolova
Abstract: We describe circular polarization as a remote sensing diagnostic of chiral signatures which may be applied to Mars. The remarkable phenomenon of homochirality provides a unique biosignature which can be amenable to remote sensing through circular ...
http://www.nist.gov/manuscript-publication-search.cfm?pub_id=910692

15. Quasianalytical modal approach for computing Casimir interactions in periodic nanostructures
Topic: Optical Physics
Published: 10/3/2012
Authors: Francesco Intravaia, Paul S Davids, Ricardo Decca, Vladimir A Aksyuk, Daniel Lopez, Diego A. R. Dalvit
Abstract: We present an almost fully analytical technique for computing Casimir interactions between 1D periodic lamellar gratings based on a modal approach. Our method improves on previous work on Casimir modal approaches for nanostructures by using the exa ...
http://www.nist.gov/manuscript-publication-search.cfm?pub_id=912110

16. Extending single-photon optimized superconducting transition edge sensors beyond the single-photon counting regime
Topic: Optical Physics
Published: 10/2/2012
Authors: Thomas Gerrits, Brice R. Calkins, Nathan A Tomlin, Adriana Eleni Lita, Alan L Migdall, Richard P Mirin, Sae Woo Nam
Abstract: Typically, transition edge sensors resolve photon number of up to 10 or 20 photons, depending on the wavelength and TES design. We extend that dynamic range up to 1000 photons, while maintaining sub- shot noise detection process uncertainty of the n ...
http://www.nist.gov/manuscript-publication-search.cfm?pub_id=911617

17. Book Review: Nonlinear Laser Dynamics: From Quantum Dots to Cryptography
Topic: Optical Physics
Published: 9/24/2012
Author: Gregg M. Gallatin
http://www.nist.gov/manuscript-publication-search.cfm?pub_id=911990

18. Performance of the NIST goniometer with a broad-band source and multichannel CCD based spectrometer
Topic: Optical Physics
Published: 9/20/2012
Authors: Vyacheslav B Podobedov, Maria E Nadal, Carl C Miller
http://www.nist.gov/manuscript-publication-search.cfm?pub_id=909880

19. On-chip, photon-number-resolving, telecom-band detectors for scalable photonic information processing
Topic: Optical Physics
Published: 7/30/2012
Authors: Thomas Gerrits, Nick Thomas-Peter, James Gates, Adriana Eleni Lita, Benjamin Metcalf, Brice R. Calkins, Nathan A Tomlin, Anna R.E. Fox, Antia A. Lamas-Linares, Justin Spring, Nathan Langford, Richard P Mirin, Peter Smith, Ian Walmsley, Sae Woo Nam
Abstract: We demonstrate the operation of an integrated photon number resolving transition edge sensor (TES), operating in the telecom band at 1550 nm, employing an evanescently coupled design that allows the detector to be placed at arbitrary locations within ...
http://www.nist.gov/manuscript-publication-search.cfm?pub_id=911599

20. A versatile light-emitting-diode-based spectral response measurement system for photovoltaic device characterization
Topic: Optical Physics
Published: 6/29/2012
Authors: Behrang H Hamadani, John F Roller, Brian P Dougherty, Howard W Yoon
Abstract: An absolute differential spectral response measurement system for solar cells is presented. The system couples an array of light emitting diodes (LEDs) with an optical waveguide to provide large area illumination. Two unique yet complementary measur ...
http://www.nist.gov/manuscript-publication-search.cfm?pub_id=910849



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