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Alexander Albrecht
Alexander Albrecht

Postdoc Student Alexander Albrecht Wins First Place in OPN's Photo Contest

Congratulations to our postdoc student, Alexander Albrecht, on winning OPN's (Optics and Photonics News) 7th annual After Image photo contest.

Laser beams of three primary colors are guided inside streams of liquid into a ceramic bowl, where they combine to form white light. "This image beautifully demonstrates total internal reflection and three-color mixing, creating a visceral, interactive tutorial for optical fiber technology, modern display technology, Rayleigh scattering, and even integrating sphere technology," says just Brian Monacelli. According to judge Carlos Lopez-Mariscal, "It captures simultaneously the working principle of fiber optics and additive color in one simple experiment".

Congratulations to Alexander on this honor!

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