Photonics Focus Magazine Vol. 4 Issue 4

July/August 2023 | Vol. 4 | Issue 4

This issue of Photonics Focus explores the world of fluids and their interactions with optics and photonics, including how photonics is helping us find microplastics in the world's oceans, and how innovative optics designs enabled the CIA to find a sunken Soviet submarine for its daring Project Azorian. We also look at the undersea world of Dimitri Rebikoff whose inventions like the first waterproof flash enabled an Oscar-winning film by explorer Jacques Cousteau. 

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Microplastics pose a range of environmental problems that affect ecosystems in various ways
Shining light on the microplastics mess in our oceans
Innovative optics system helped the CIA's top secret Project Azorian image and retrieve a sunken Soviet Submarine in the 1970s
Project Azorian: cutting-edge underwater optics and a real-life CIA spy thriller
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