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The Optical Society - Photo Contest Winners

September 23, 2010 —

Maria Chistiakova, a Chemical Engineering PhD student, and Professor Andrea Armani won an honorable mention in the 2010 After Image photo contest sponsored by the Optical Society of America (OSA).

Andrea M. Armani
University of Southern California, Los Angeles, Calif., U.S.A.

A 633-nm light coupled into a microsphere resonant cavity. Due to surface defects on the cavity, the light is scattering out of the cavity. "If I would not have read the title, I would have thought it was a photograph of a firework in the sky," said judge Yanina Shevchenko. "Besides having great visual appeal, it also has considerable scientific relevance."


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