Publication Update W44 2018

Another Nature Photonics paper and two thesis related to Kerr frequency combs and integrated photonics microresonators in general:

And as usual the [download id=”1013″] for the paper.

Dual-comb spectroscopy

The dual-comb approach (also called multiheterodyne approach) that is used in dual-comb spectroscopy1,2 allows for fast and precise scans over a broad frequency (or wavelength) range without any moving parts. While this technique can of course be used for spectroscopy3–5 it has by now found many more applications where it can replace scanning lasers and conventional broad-band light sources and optics. Examples are distance measurements (lidar)6 and rapid spatial scanning for imaging7,19. Here we will look into a few aspects of dual-comb schemes and why Kerr frequency combs are a very suitable light source.

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Publication Update W43 2018

Here is what’s new this week:

And the [download id=”982″].

Below a review on optical technologies in data centers which also features an outside perspective on Kerr frequency combs and a paper on the next logical step after dual-comb spectroscopy.

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Curiosity driven research

Chicken and chick cartoon on curiosity driven vs directed research.
Curiosity driven research cartoon by Theodor Hänsch. Rights remain with the author.

After being reminded of this cartoon by Pascal Del’Haye, I could not find a proper version of it on the internet. So I asked the author directly and here it is with some digital polishing applied: the curiosity driven research, chicken-and-chick cartoon by Theodor Haensch.

Publication Update W42 2018

The new papers and one thesis from last week:

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Publication Update W41 2018

Kerr frequency combs remain a hot topic. Two more high impact publications appeared last week:

Here is the [download id=”963″].

Below one more paper on a new way to make micro-toroids-like microresonators.

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Published Peer Reviews

Peer reviewing is a crucial part of science today but it is also much debated. The perfect system does probably not exist but the current system can certainly be improved. One way to do so might be published peer reviews that have gotten some attention lately. Published reviews means that the written reviews of the paper and the replies of the authors are published alongside the paper. Nature Communications has had this option for a few years now and some Kerr frequency comb papers have published peer reviews:

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Publication Update W40 2018

Last week’s additions to the body of Kerr frequency comb literature:

Here as usual the [download id=”930″].

And a paper on EOM combs below.

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