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21. 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

22. Photon-number uncertainty in a superconducting transition-edge sensor beyond resolved-photon-number determination
Topic: Optical Physics
Published: 9/10/2014
Authors: Zachary H Levine, Boris L. Glebov, Alan L Migdall, Thomas Gerrits, Brice R. Calkins, Adriana Eleni Lita, Sae Woo Nam
Abstract: As part of an effort to extend fundamental single-photon measurements into the macroscopic regime, we explore how best to assign photon-number uncertainties to output waveforms of a superconducting Transition Edge Sensor (TES) and how those assignmen ...
http://www.nist.gov/manuscript-publication-search.cfm?pub_id=916283

23. Precision spectroscopy with frequency combs at 3.4 {mu}m
Topic: Optical Physics
Published: 8/2/2011
Authors: Esther Baumann, Fabrizio Raphael Giorgetta, William C Swann, Alexander M. Zolot, Ian R Coddington, Nathan Reynolds Newbury
Abstract: We discuss precision spectroscopy with a comb-based spectrometer at 3.4 {mu}m. Our goal is to explore comb-based spectroscopy as an alternative method for fast, highly resolved, accurate measurements of gas line shapes. The spectrometer uses dual 1.5 ...
http://www.nist.gov/manuscript-publication-search.cfm?pub_id=909488

24. 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 Thomas 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 ...
http://www.nist.gov/manuscript-publication-search.cfm?pub_id=903191

25. Quantum Nonlinear Optics Near Optomechanical Instabilities
Topic: Optical Physics
Published: 1/9/2015
Authors: Xunnong Xu, Michael Gullans, Jacob M Taylor
Abstract: Optomechanical systems provide a unique platform for observing quantum behavior of macro- scopic objects. However, efforts towards realizing nonlinear behavior at the single photon level have been inhibited by the small size of the radiation pressure ...
http://www.nist.gov/manuscript-publication-search.cfm?pub_id=915960

26. 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 ...
http://www.nist.gov/manuscript-publication-search.cfm?pub_id=903181

27. 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

28. Random testing reveals excessive power in commercial laser pointers
Topic: Optical Physics
Published: 5/1/2013
Authors: Joshua Aram Hadler, Edna L Tobares, Marla L Dowell
Abstract: In random testing of 122 commercial laser pointers, we observed that 89.7 % of green pointers and 44.4 % of red pointers were not in compliance with the Code of Federal Regulations, producing laser power in excess of the Accessible Emission Limit at ...
http://www.nist.gov/manuscript-publication-search.cfm?pub_id=912603

29. Real-time polarization microscopy for probing local distributions of biomolecules
Topic: Optical Physics
Published: 2/28/2011
Authors: Jeeseong Hwang, Ji Y. Lee, John F. Lesoine, Hyeong Gon Kang, Matthew Lawrence Clarke, Robert C. Chang
Abstract: We present real-time, full-field, fluorescence polarization microscopy and its calibration and validation methods to monitor the absorption dipole orientation of fluorescent molecules. A quarter-wave plate, in combination with a liquid crystal varia ...
http://www.nist.gov/manuscript-publication-search.cfm?pub_id=907839

30. 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



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