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Optics

Known as: Optical, optic, science of light and vision 
The branch of physics that describes the behavior and properties of light and the interaction of light with matter.
National Institutes of Health

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Review
2014
Review
2014
Conventional optical components such as lenses, waveplates and holograms rely on light propagation over distances much larger… Expand
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Highly Cited
2011
Highly Cited
2011
Simulations show that control of the conductivity of a region within a graphene sheet could guide optical waves. Metamaterials… Expand
Review
2007
Review
2007
The design and realization of metallic nanostructures with tunable plasmon resonances has been greatly advanced by combining a… Expand
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Highly Cited
2006
Highly Cited
2006
1. Introduction 2. Theoretical foundations 3. Propagation and focusing of optical fields 4. Spatial resolution and position… Expand
Review
2005
Review
2005
Coherent preparation by laser light of quantum states of atoms and molecules can lead to quantum interference in the amplitudes… Expand
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Review
2005
Review
2005
A surface plasmon polariton (SPP) is an electromagnetic excitation existing on the surface of a good metal. It is an… Expand
Highly Cited
2003
Highly Cited
2003
Surface plasmons are waves that propagate along the surface of a conductor. By altering the structure of a metal's surface, the… Expand
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Highly Cited
2001
Highly Cited
2001
Quantum computers promise to increase greatly the efficiency of solving problems such as factoring large integers, combinatorial… Expand
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Review
1981
Review
1981
An integrated review of the transfer of optical radiation into human skin is presented, aimed at developing useful models for… Expand
Highly Cited
1962
Highly Cited
1962
A composite thin film resistor is disclosed, including an electrically inert substrate upon which is deposited a nickel-chromium… Expand