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2022 Optica election results.

Congratulations to James Kafka, Spectra-Physics/MKS, USA; Julie Sheridan Eng, Coherent Corp, USA; and Ulrike Fuchs, asphericon GmbH, Germany.

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18 October 2022

[Image] Setsuko Ishii

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Community

Magician of Light

17 November 2022

How a scientist from Tokyo became one of the most prolific hologram artists in the world.

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Donna Strickland
Award

Congratulations,
Donna Strickland – 2023 Optica Honorary Member.

19 October 2022

Donna is recognized for her pioneering research, exemplary leadership and exceptional service.

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Advocacy

Optica supports Ukraine.

Optica strongly condemns the invasion of Ukraine by the Government of the Russian Federation and supports our community in Ukraine.

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Glass-like shells of diatoms help turn light into energy

Opt. Mater. Express 12, 4665 (2022)

Information gleaned from the optical analysis of diatom shells might one day improve a variety of light-based devices and components

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Advocacy

Optica honors Alain Rousset with Advocate of Optics recognition

Rousset is honored for his visionary investment in the optics industry in Nouvelle-Aquitaine, France.

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Rainer Blatt Named 2023 Herbert Walther Award Recipient

Announcing the recipient of the Herbert Walther Award, Rainer Blatt, for his contributions to quantum science and leadership in the field.

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Optica Publishing Group | Webinar

Free Webinar: Career Conversations with Prof. John Bowers

Join us on 28 Nov. at 20:00 (EST, UTC−05:00) for an insightful discussion with Prof. John Bowers, a renowned expert in integrated photonics.

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New Photonics Research to Solve for Environmental Challenges

Optica Foundation Challenge winners are working to solve environmental challenges: Improving CO2 monitoring, water sensing & thermal power.

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Optica Laser Congress to uncover high power fiber lasers and more

Co-located meetings focus on advanced solid-state laser, laser applications and applications for sensing and free space communications.

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New way to make telescope mirrors could sharpen our view of the universe

Optica 9, 1163

Femtosecond lasers used to fabricate ultrathin mirrors for space telescopes that capture high-energy space events

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Announcing the Theodor W. Hänsch Prize in Quantum Optics

Menlo, Hamamatsu Photonics and Thorlabs partner with the Optica Foundation to establish the Theodor W. Hänsch Prize in Quantum Optics.

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[Image: J. Zhao, Nanjing University]

OPN | Research News

Computer-Guided Drawing Machine Fabricates...

Edwin Cartlidge

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EnFocus Intraoperative OCT Development Team Wins Forman Team Engine...

Leica Microsystems's team is recognized for their impactful work to improve the outcomes of ophthalmic surgeries .

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OPN | Careers

Senior Member Insights: Akhilesh Kumar Pathak

Hannah Greenwood

A postdoctoral researcher talks about his work in fiber optics.

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Optica names Diversity and Inclusion Advocacy Recognition recipients

Individual and organizational awards recognize efforts to increase diversity and inclusivity

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Optica Publishing Group signs Read and Publish agreements with IReL and Jisc

Multi-year deals will enable authors to have ongoing access to read and to publish in leading optics journals

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Credit: Karen Severin, CA, USA,

OPN | Image of the week

Prism Spectrum

Three prisms lit up by sunlight passed through a beam splitter.

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[Image: Courtesy of S. Kim]

OPN | Careers

A Photonics Researcher’s Advice for Students

Karen Kwon

OPN talks with Sejeong Kim, a co-author of the book Things I Wish I Knew Before Graduate School 2.

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OPN | Research News

Building “Living” 3D Microstructures with Laser Light

Meeri Kim

New ink formulation enables two-photon laser printing to fabricate dynamic, complex yet tiny structures.

C. Spiegel (Heidelberg University). Adapted from Y. Jia et al., Adv. Funct. Mater. 2207826 (2022); CC BY 4.0

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Automatic drawing machine for making paper-based metamaterials

Opt. Mater. Express 12, 4299 (2022)

New approach creates metamaterials that are light, thin and flexible

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Amplifying Black voices in science with a new program for students

The Amplify Optics Immersion Program will host 50 Black physics & engineering students to explore research & career opportunities at FiO LS.

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C. Silberhorn et al. / Paderborn Univ.

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Stitching Together Photons for Scalable En...

Stewart Wills

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OPN | Image of the week

Crystal Art

Polarized-light image of crystals formed after heating an ethanol-and-water solution containing L-glutamine and beta-alanine

Justin Zoll, Justin Zoll Photography, Ithaca, NY, USA, [Nikon Small World 2020 Photomicrography Competition, 13th place]

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Optica and Consortium for On-Board Optics announce inaugural co-packaged optics and pluggable summit

This unique in-person event will feature presentations from Microsoft, Google, Meta, Intel, NVIDIA, Arista, Juniper Networks, and more. 

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Fluorescence imaging system lays groundwork for better tumor removal

Biomed. Opt. Express 13, 5628 (2022)

Portable and easy-to-use NIR system provides quantitative tumor depth information

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OPN | Careers

Senior Member Insights: Ni Chen

Hannah Greenwood

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OPN | Industry News

Q-CTRL Targets Enterprise-Scale Quantum Training

Stewart Wills

Company specializing in control software for quantum technology has expanded its Black Opal platform to serve large companies building “quan

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OPN | Industry News

Groupe Gorgé Finalizes iXblue Acquisition

Stewart Wills

French industrial firm hopes merger will open opportunities in autonomous systems, navigation, quantum and other areas.

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Researchers fabricate beam shaper directly onto optical fiber

Opt. Lett. 47, 20 (2022)

3D laser printing approach replace bulky optics with inexpensive microscopic devices

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OPN | New Issue

October 2022

A new issue of Optics & Photonics News is available.

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Optica Publishing Group

Polarization discrimination and surface sensing with a near-IR nanostructured hybrid mirror

Opt. Lett. 47, 4036 (2022)

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Bullet jet as a tool for soft matter piercing and needle-free liquid injection

Biomed. Opt. Express 13, 5202 (2022)

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Credit: Mark Douvidzon, Technion - Israel Institute of Technology, Israel

OPN | Image of the Week

Light Trapped in a Drop

A liquid oil droplet in water with light trapped inside. An optical fiber (diagonal line) launches light inside a droplet.

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Optica announces 2022 Treasurer’s Award recipient

Announcing the 2022 recipient of the Optica Treasurer's Award, Kari Apter, for her service to the community!

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First images of carbon dioxide emissions from commercial aircraft

Applied Optics, 61, 8540 (2022).

Chemical-specific emissions information poised to aid development of greener airplane engines and fuels

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Optica Fellows elected to the Royal Academy of Engineering

Optica Fellows Chennupati Jagadish, Adrian Podoleanu and Sergei Turitsyn are elected fellows of the Royal Academy of Engineering.

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Metasurface displays three different images depending on illumination

Opt. Express 30, 37554 (2022)

New technology could offer a double safeguard to guard against counterfeiting

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The (Atomic) Clockmaker

How a woman from Colombia overcame obstacles to become a leading theoretical physicist & develop the world’s most accurate atomic clock

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Imaging technique could speed up development of eye disease treatments

Optica, 9, 1100 (2022)

Simplified optoretinography approach makes measuring retinal function easier and faster

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Optica to support the Wyant Challenge Matching Program at the University of Rochester’s Institute of Optics

Optica announces an $800,000 gift to fund an endowed position at the University of Rochester’s Institute of Optics.

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Optica special events highlights at ECOC 2022

Optica will host special events at the upcoming European Conference on Optical Communications.

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2013 president Donna Strickland wins Golden Goose Award

2013 Optica President and 2018 Nobel Laureate Donna Strickland is recognized with the 2022 Golden Goose Award.

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Events | OFC

OFC 2023 Plenary Speakers Announced

Leaders from Arista Networks, Corning Incorporated, and Vodaphone Ghana take the stage 07 March 2023 in San Diego, California.

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Multi-channel light communication system uses single optical path

Opt. Lett. 47, 4802 (2022)

New design saves cost and space, could lead to compact light-based computer processors

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New laser-based instrument designed to boost hydrogen research

Opt. Express 30, 35232 (2022)

Advance could lead to more environmentally friendly rocket fuels

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