Friday, February 09, 2018

twisted light

Lenses in your cameras, spectacles, or other optical devices are still exactly the same as those used by Galilei and van Leeuwenhoek, a surviving example of analogue technology in a digital world. Physicists have come up with various alternative technologies that can shape light in other ways, independent of the limitations of traditional optics.

In a rare excursion into the scary world of physics, I have written a short feature about these alternative approaches, which is out now in Chemistry & Industry:

Light without lenses

Chemistry & Industry Volume 82, Issue 01, pages 34-35


open access to full (HTML) text
via SCI website

restricted access to PDF file via Wiley Online Library (coming soon)

And my story also made the lovely cover:




Oh, and no page 42 of the same issue there is my long essay review of the book:


Astrochemistry
by Claire Vallance
World Scientific Press 2017

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