20 September 2021
A portrait gallery providing an extraordinary look at who we are and the innovation that emerges from our diversity.
A century-old society adopts a new name and brand—and looks ahead to the next 100 years.
Meet Mulundumina Shimaponda-Nawa, one of the scientists from all over the world who represent Black achievement in science.
Congratulations Brandon Buscaino, Infinera Corporation, recipient of the Ivan P. Kaminow Outstanding Early Career Professional Prize.
Fluorescent tubes go through one on-off-on cycle every 1/120 second.
Dan Deptuck, CMC Microsystems, Ontario, Canada
Meet Joshua Burrow, one of the scientists from all over the world who represent Black achievement in science.
Jessica DeGroote Nelson, Optimax Systems, shares career advice, what excites her about our industry and discusses her hobbies and passions.
15 - 20 May 2022
San Jose, California, USA
What to Expect for the Optics and Photonics Market in 2022
09 December 2021
11:00 - 12:00 (EST, UTC-05:00)
Meint Smit, Eindhoven Univ of Technology, Netherlands, has been named the 2022 John Tyndall Award recipient.
Frontiers in Optics + Laser Science
Access Technical Session videos and papers for a limited time only.
Congratulations to the 106 members from 24 countries elected to the Society’s 2022 Fellow Class.
Joseph H. Eberly, University of Rochester, USA, has been named an Honorary Member.
Looking south for the “green flash” at sunset entering Nantucket Harbor, Mass., USA.
Jerome Vigil, OSA, APS, USA,
Applications are open until 15 January 2022
B. Droguet / University of Cambridge
High-Brightness Sources and Light-Driven Interactions Congress
Abstract and Summary Submission Deadline:
21 December 2021
J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 38, 3360 (2021)
J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 38, 3646 (2021)
Applications for the Optica 2022 Senior Member Class are open. Nominate a colleague today!
A 200-micron oil drop submerged in water and deformed to a triangle with optical tweezers.
Mark Douvidzon, Technion - Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel
Empower your success with virtual learning. Live and on-demand webinars are available.
Infinera's Optical Innovation Team, USA, has received the 2021 Paul F. Forman Team Engineering Excellence Award.
The Amplify Scholarship is awarded annually to 10 Black undergraduate or graduate level students.
Opt. Express 29, 38109 (2021)
This recognition is given annually to commend the top reviewers for their outstanding peer review efforts over the past year.
Opt. Lett. 46, 5181 (2021)
Stephen R. Wilk
Through a photonic-crystal fiber pumped by a high-intensity Q-switched laser, we generated a supercontinuum light source...
Martínez-Navarro, Vázquez-López, Camarillo-Avilés, Instituto de Investigación en Comunicación Óptica, Universidad Autónoma de San Luis Potosí, Mexico
“A lot of us see the successful stories … but haven’t really understood that it’s not a straight path,” says 2020 Fellow Lynford Goddard.
03 - 07 October 2021
An overview of selected early-stage photonics businesses whose story singles them out as exciting, innovative and worthy of note.
Opt. Express 29, 21300 (2021)
J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 38, 2517 (2021)
Opt. Mater. Express 11, 3023 (2021)
Opt. Mater. Express 11, 3056 (2021)
Appl. Opt. 60, G64 (2021)
Opt. Express 29, 23701 (2021)
Opt. Lett. 46, 5100 (2021)
Photon. Res. 9, 2196 (2021)
J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 38, F38 (2021)
Photon. Res. 9, 2077 (2021)
Biophotonics Congress: Biomedical Optics
Abstract and Summary Submission Deadline:
14 December 2022
Opt. Mater. Express 11, 3717 (2021)
Appl. Opt. 60, 9553 (2021)
Opt. Mater. Express 11, 3656 (2021)
Appl. Opt. 60, F71 (2021)
J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 38, B46 (2021)
Opt. Lett. 46, 4212 (2021)
Appl. Opt. 60, 6828 (2021)
Appl. Opt. 60, 480 (2021)
J. Opt. Soc. Am. A, 38(9) 1320 (2021)
Opt. Express 29, 31078 (2021)
Striped pattern reflected in surface of milk with a few wild berries.
Anatoliy A. Kosterev, Yokogawa Corporation of America
Appl. Opt. 60(24) 7304 (2021)
Appl. Opt. 60(18) 5405 (2021)
Optica 8, 1186 (2021)
Opt. Mater. Express 11, 3245 (2021)
Optica 8, 1050 (2021)
Submission Deadline: 15 December 2021
Appl. Opt. 60, 8022 (2021)
Opt. Mater. Express 11, 3646 (2021)
J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 38, 1248 (2021)
J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 38, 3048 (2021)
Image: American Chemical Society video screenshot
Opt. Mater. Express 11, 3363 (2021)
Opt. Lett. 46, 4904 (2021)
Opt. Lett. 46, 4506 (2021)
Opt. Express 29, 30272 (2021)
Biomed. Opt. Express 12, 6545 (2021)
Phase-shifted interferograms that were captured with a four-phase optical coherence microscopy setup.
Mantas Zurauskas, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA
Interference images of a window in soap bubbles of different sizes.
Samuel Pellicori, OSA Senior Member
Appl. Opt. 60, 8198 (2021)
Adv. Opt. Photon. 13, 643 (2021)
The inside petal pattern of a flower, Shore Acres State Park, Oregon coast
[From 2018 OPN Photo Contest] —Robert Schalck, Senior Member (Emeritus)
Optica 8, 1126 (2021)
Credit: Dirk C. Heinecke, SpaceTech GmbH
Optical Interference Coatings Conference
19 - 24 June 2022
Whistler Convention Center, Whistler, British Columbia, Canada
Application Opens 15 November 2021 and closes 16 January, 2022
Fujitsu is recognized for moving beyond simple statements to truly champion diversity and inclusion polices and programs.
ICFO is recognized for their work to empower and promote diversity in order to enhance innovation, creativity and excellence.
Gerd Leuchs elected as Optica's 2022 Vice President; Judith Dawes elected 2022-2024 Director-At-Large.
Optica, 8, 1365 (2021)
Opt. Lett., 46, 5153 (2021)
Valentin Gapontsev, Optica Fellow and founder, chairman, and former CEO of IPG Photonics (IPG), passed away on 22 October at the age of 82.
At FiO LS, researchers will present a microcomb that can provide a scalable physical platform for continuous-variable quantum computing.
Optica 8, 1359 (2021)
Toshiba Europe Limited and University of Leeds researchers have developed a method that achieves quantum communication over long distances.
View the list of 2022 Optica Meetings, and request information for events of interest.
Optica Laser Congress
Opt. Mater. Express 11(10) 3567 (2021)
Opt. Lett., 46, 17 (2021)
Appl. Opt 60(28) 8875 (2021)
Today marks a historic day for OSA, as the organization changes its name to Optica, the society advancing optics and photonics worldwide.