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Multimedia presentations: Hot Topics and plenary talks from SPIE Photonics West 2015

Covering a variety of topics, these presentations by innovators in optics and photonics are a highlight of the symposium. In 2015, several Nobel Prize winners were featured.

Using native substrates for gallium nitride LEDs offers unique performance advantages.
6 March 2015
Silicon nanoplasmonic waveguides accelerate ballistically, sweep and multiply electrons with ultrafast speed, and emit bright white light.
6 March 2015
A method using targeted fluorescent probes in cerebrospinal fluid could detect Alzheimer's disease several years earlier than current exams.
4 March 2015

Using focused light beams to suspend and autonomously control microscopic tools in 3D enables novel ways to investigate the microscale world.

3 March 2015
Fabrication of a saturable absorber via the optical deposition of 2D molybdenum disulfide enables the development of a fiber laser with ultrashort pulses.
2 March 2015
Chemical compatibility between constituents of the active layer in bulk heterojunction solar cells affects its morphology, which in turn correlates with open-circuit voltage tunability.
2 March 2015
Fiber focus for new petawatt laser design
Thales collaborates with leading research group at École Polytechnique on new coherent amplification network approach to high-power systems.
5 March 2015
Software-defined optical switches to drive Bristol's Smart City network
Polatis providing photonic foundation for an "open programmable smart city".
5 March 2015
Laser-based aircraft defense system approved for global sale
US Department of Defense green-lights BAE Systems’ anti-missile protection system.
4 March 2015
 
Eric Betzig: Beyond the Nobel Prize -- Developing new microscopy techniques

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