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Register for the Optica Annual Meeting.

A Hybrid Conference Format - In Person and Virtual

Meet at the intersection of science and application.

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13 September 2022

Wave hello to Optica.

Image Credit: Kevin J. Mitchell, University of Glasgow, U.K.

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We're excited to introduce Optica, formerly OSA.

20 September 2021

OSA has an exciting new name and look.

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01 October 2022

Present at the premier technical conference in telecom and data center optics.

Abstract and Summary Submission Deadline: 18 October 2022

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Membership

The (Atomic) Clockmaker

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

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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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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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Membership

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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News

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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News

New endoscope uses bendable GRIN lens for 3D microscopy

Opt. Express 30, 36651(2022)

Needle-like flexible imaging endoscope could improve biopsies and cancer treatment

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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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Events | Registration Open

Scott Acton presents reflections on aligning the Webb Telescope.

Frontiers in Optics + Laser Science
17 - 20 October 2022
Rochester, New York, USA

News

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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Variable focus thin lens for augmented and virtual reality headsets

Opt. Express 30, 34655 (2022)

New lens lays groundwork for more comfortable, realistic AR/VR experiences

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Lensless camera creates 3D images from single exposure

Opt. Express 30, 34479 (2022)

Researchers developed a camera that uses a thin microlens array and new image processing algorithms to capture 3D information

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OPN | Image of the Week

Ferris Wheel Light Show

A Ferris wheel in Glasgow, Scotland, photographed through a dual-axis diffraction grating; the constituent wavelengths inside the lighting a

Kevin J. Mitchell, University of Glasgow, Scotland

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OPN | Research News

Slippery Surface for Photocontrol of Droplets

Meeri Kim

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New photodetector design inspired by plant photosynthesis

Optica, 9, 1000 (2022)

Technology uses polaritons to convert light to electrical charge; could boost solar cell efficiency

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Researchers use infrared light to transmit power over 30 meters

Opt. Express 30, 33797 (2022)

New laser charging system could offer safe cordless power for mobile devices and sensors

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OPN | Feature

The Nonreciprocal Adventures of Light

Svetlana V. Boriskina, Morgan Blevins and Simo Pajovic

Reciprocity of light and energy transport is not a fundamental law—and breaking it can enable the “one-way” flow of optical energy...

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News

Researchers design mass producible organic photodetectors

Optica, 9, 992 (2022)

New green-light absorbing photodetectors could be useful for medical sensors, fingerprint recognition and more

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Optica launches campaign to celebrate its global community

Announcing Optica Community, a campaign to present the extraordinary lives of our members and celebrate our global diversity and values.

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Compact QKD system paves the way to satellite-based quantum networks

Optica, 9, 933 (2022)

Researchers demonstrate successful quantum key distribution between space lab and four ground stations

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Industry | Feature

Optical Communications Market – 2022 Survey Results and Analysis

An exclusive, new industry report for Optica Corporate Members. The latest Market Update, focuses on the optical communications market.

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News

Researchers boost sensitivity and speed of Raman microscopy technique

Opt. Express 30, 30135 (2022)

New CARS microscopy approach lays groundwork for label-free, user-friendly clinical device

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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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News

Online Industry Meeting Series connects business leaders

The new Online Industry Meetings Series will connect business leaders in optical technology to discuss and collaborate on industry needs.

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Chip-based beam steering device for smaller, cheaper Lidar

Optica, 9, 903 (2022)

Technology could benefit lidar applications from autonomous driving to virtual reality

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News

Researchers create biosensor by turning spider silk into optical fiber

Biomed. Opt. Express 13, 4483 (2022)

New sensor can measure unknown sugar concentrations in real-time

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News | Event

LAOP covers Raman sectroscopy, nanophotonics and more

The Latin America Optics and Photonics Conference will feature five plenary talks on the latest in fundamental research and applications.

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News

New photoacoustic endoscope fits inside a needle

Biomed. Opt. Express 13, 4414 (2022)

Tiny imaging device lays groundwork for high-resolution 3D imaging during clinical procedures

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Glass-ceramic emits light when under mechanical stress

Opt. Mater. Express 12, 3238 (2022)

Transparent glassy material could be used to provide a light-based readout of stress in the body or buildings

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Flexible method for shaping beams extends depth-of-focus for OCT

Optica, 9, 895 (2022)

Approach poised to make OCT-based medical diagnoses faster and more accurate

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Imaging and Sensing Congresses highlighted applications for innovation

The Congresses covered advances from health monitoring sensors to images revealed by the James Webb Space Telescope.

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Researchers use quantum-inspired approach to increase lidar resolution

Opt. Express 30, 27164

Researchers show a quantum-inspired lidar imaging technique with a much higher depth resolution than conventional approaches.

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Events | Call for Papers

Present your research at OFC and receive global recognition.

OFC
05 - 09 March 2023
San Diego, California, USA

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Environmental and remote sensing to imaging space and life.

The Imaging & Applied Optics Congress & Optical Sensors & Sensing Congress will feature plenary speakers from cutting-edge research areas.

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Advanced Technology Allows Automated 3D Tracking of Leaked Gas

Opt. Express 30, 25581

3D images of gas clouds displayed in mapping software can help pinpoint the source, provide early leak warnings

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Optica Announces 2022 Class of Senior Members

Distinction from the Optica Board of Directors recognizes 170 Optica members for their experience, professional accomplishments

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Researchers Measure Atmospheric Water Vapor Using Open-air Spectros...

A new mid-infrared spectrometer can measure the ratios of different forms of water in atmospheric water vapor through open air.

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Ultra-Thin Film Creates Vivid 3D Images with Large Field of View

Opt. Lett. 47, 13 (2022)

Glass-free technique could enable visual features that don’t require special reading devices or illumination

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Optica’s Quantum 2.0 Convenes Leaders Across the Quantum Ecosystem

From quantum computing to quantum imaging technologies, applications for quantum simulation, Quantum 2.0 united all aspects of quantum.

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Optica, MRS and SPIE Announce Congressional Science Fellows

Two Fellows will contribute their scientific expertise to U.S. policymaking and gain valuable experience

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AI-Based Image Analysis Automatically Detects Serious Heart Condition

Biomed. Opt. Express 14, 3922 (2022)

New method makes it easier to detect plaque erosion using intravascular OCT images

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Optica Foundation Announces Inaugural Class of Women Scholars

Announcing the inaugural class of Women Scholars to provide visibility, community, and resources for women in optics and photonics globally.

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Optica Publishing Group | Spotlight on Optics

Nonlinear phase estimation via nonlinear-linear hybrid interfe...

J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 39, 1323 (2022)

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Researchers Demonstrate 40-Channel Optical Communication Link

Opt. Lett. 47, 12 (2022)

Silicon-based device could help meet ever-growing need to move more data faster

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Researchers Demonstrate Quantum State Measurement in Silicon Carbide

At Quantum 2.0, researchers demonstrated a new technique that enables single-shot readout in the solid-state material silicon carbide.

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Researchers Take Optical Coherence Tomography to the Next Level

Optica, 9, 593 (2022)

With clearer imaging and enhanced resolution, new OCT approach could improve medical diagnostic imaging

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Optica’s Quantum 2.0 Promotes Breakthroughs in Quantum Research

Quantum 2.0 will feature achievements in quantum research, hosting technical presentations, special events, plenaries & industry exhibitors.

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For the First Time in Two Years, CLEO 2022 Returns to San Jose

Plenaries Detail the Latest Developments in Quantum Optics, Optical Imaging, Ultra-fast Lasers, Silicon Photonics, Diversity and Inclusion

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Optica Publishing Group | Call for Papers

3D Image Acquisition and Display feature issue call for submissions...

Optics Express

Submissions Open: 1 August 2022
Submission Deadline: 30 October 2022

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Optica Publishing Group

2021 OMEx Emerging Researcher Best Paper Prize Winner

Optical Materials Express

Congratulations to Julie Carcreff, Université de Rennes, France, winner of the 2021 OMEx Emerging Researcher Best Paper Prize.

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News

Device Creates Different Images Depending on Light and Environment

Opt. Express 30, 19145 (2022)

Metasurface-based technology could be used to optically encrypt information

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“Our Future is Light” Kicks Off 2022 International Day of Light

Sponsored by SPIE, Optica, and IEEE Photonics Society, this year’s celebration showcases career opportunities in optics and photonics

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Public Affairs

Optica, APS Release Joint Report on Methane Emissions

The United States needs a comprehensive approach to tracking methane emissions

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Two Optica Members Inducted to National Inventors Hall of Fame

Patricia Bath and Ming-Jun Li are among those honored for world-changing inventions in the optical sciences

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Using Light for Thermomagnetic Recording on Silicon Waveguide

Opt. Express 30, 18054 (2022)

New approach paves the way to chip-based magneto-optical memory

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Optica Publishing Group

2021 JOSA B Emerging Researcher Best Paper Prize Winner

JOSA B

Congratulations to Yi-Hao Chen, Cornell University, USA, winner of the 2021 JOSA B Emerging Researcher Best Paper Prize.

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Researchers Create Flat Magic Window with Liquid Crystals

Optica, 9, 479 (2022)

Inspired by an ancient light trick, technology could enable a new type of 3D display

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Optica Foundation Announces 2022 Ambassadors

The Optica Foundation is proud to announce our 2022 Class of Ambassadors!

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Optica Publishing Group

2021 JOSA A Emerging Researcher Best Paper Prize Winner

JOSA A

Congratulations to Roi Ronen, Technion - Israel Institute of Technology, winner of the 2021 JOSA A Emerging Researcher Best Paper Prize.

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Events | Webinar

New industry webinars are now available!

Empower your success with virtual learning. Live and on-demand webinars are available.

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News

Adding Antireflection Coatings to 3D Printed Micro-Optical Systems

Opt. Mater. Express 12, 2063 (2022)

Low-temperature coating technique poised to enable 3D printed microlens systems for applications from endoscopes to virtual reality

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OPN | Feature

Complex-Light Lasers

Nir Davidson, Simon Mahler, Asher Friesem and Andrew Forbes

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OPN | Image of the Week

Sunset over the Himalayas

A glimpse of dusk behind the Himalayan cliffs.

Vipin Tiwari, Kumaun University, Nainital, India

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Researchers Demonstrate Label-Free Super-Resolution Microscopy

Optica, 9, 455 (2022)

Imaging method measures particle size and position with nanometer precision

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OPN | Image of the Week

Indicative Silica Gels

Macro photo of indicative silica gels. As the silica gel absorb moisture from the air, cobalt chloride crystal gels turn from blue to pink.

Anastasios D. Koulouklidis, Institute of Electronic Structure and Laser of the Foundation for Research and Technology-Hellas (IESL-FORTH), Heraklion, Greece

Award | News Release

Optica Names 20 Recipients for 2022 Awards and Medals

Optica is pleased to announce the recipients of several of its 2022 awards and medals.

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Researchers Create Miniature Wide-Angle Camera with Flat Metalenses

Optica, 9, 431 (2022)

New design enables high-quality wide-angle cameras that can possibly fit into smartphones

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Polymer Materials for Fabricating Optical Interconnects

Opt. Mater. Express 12, 1932 (2022)

New technology poised to make silicon photonics more practical, which could boost efficiency of Internet data centers

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Generation of High-Quality Quantum Light with Modular Waveguide Device

Opt. Express 30, 141161 (2022)

A new approach could enable faster and more practical optical quantum computers

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OPN | Image of the Week

Sulfide Ceramic Structures

Interface of two phases on the microstructure of a promising optical and thermoelectric sulfide ceramic. Taken using a Zeiss SEM at the

Matthew Havel, University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL, USA

News

A Glass-in-Glass Approach for Making Miniature IR Optics

Opt. Express 30, 13603 (2022)

New technique can create complex 3D optics for infrared spectroscopy, sensing and more

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Dual-Mode Endoscope Offers Unprecedented Insights into Uterine Health

Biomed. Opt. Express 14, 2554 (2022)

Ultrasound-OCT probe could help study and diagnose a common cause of infertility

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Appl. Opt. 61(6), C46 (2022)

Optica Publishing Group | Feature

Radiography, Applied Optics, and Data Science Feature Issue

Applied Optics

This Feature Issue covers five scientific & technological themes of RadIT: physics, sources, detectors, methods & data science.

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Head-Mounted Microscope Reaches Deeper into Mouse Brains

Biomed. Opt. Express 13, 2530 (2022)

Detailed time-lapse images of brain cells could lead to new insights for neurological disorders

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Photonic Technology Enables Calculation of Radio Signal Correlation

Optica, 9, 325 (2022)

Light-based approach can be used to locate phones and other signal-emitting devices.

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Single-Photon Source Paves the Way for Practical Quantum Encryption

Opt. Lett. 47, 7 (2022)

New source is compact and operates at room temperature

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Researchers Use Flat Lenses to Extend Viewing Distance for 3D Display

Optica, 9, 288 (2022)

New approach lays groundwork for compact 3D displays that create more realistic virtual scenes

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Optica Publishing Group | Spotlight on Optics

Polarized spectroscopy and diode-pumped laser operation of dis...

Opt. Mater. Express 12, 673 (2022)

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JOSA B 39(3), A52 (2022)

Optica Publishing Group | Feature

Ultrafast Phenomena and Terahertz Waves Feature Issue

JOSA B

This special issue highlights recent developments in the science and technology of ultrafast phenomena and THz waves.

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News

Optica Welcomes Jose Pozo as Chief Technology Officer

Dr. Pozo will lead efforts to build relationships across the diverse community of optics and photonics companies around the globe.

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Foundation

Optica Foundation Awards Inaugural Amplify Scholarship

The Optica Foundation announces the class of Amplify Scholars, supporting black students in light science with funding and mentoring.

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News

Antenna Turns Ambient Radio Waves into Electric Power

Opt. Mater. Express 12, 1242 (2022)

Technology could make it possible to use radio emissions from cell phone networks to wirelessly power sensors and LEDs

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OPN | Feature

Optical Fiber: Through the Looking Glass

John Ballato

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OPN | Image of the Week

Making Rainbows

Symmetric +/– orders in rainbows patterns produced with a concave grating, reflected on a table surface.

Catalin Florea, Voyage Photonics, USA

Award | News

Congratulations Alain Aspect

Optica names renowned physicist Alain Aspect as an Optica Honorary Member.

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News

Deep Learning Poised to Improve Breast Cancer Imaging

Optica, 9, 264 (2022)

New algorithm allows real-time reconstruction of images that combine optical and magnetic resonance imaging data.

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Award | News Release

James C. Wyant Named 2022 Frederic Ives Medal/Jarus W. Quinn Prize ...

James C. Wyant, University of Arizona, College of Optical Sciences, USA, named 2022 Frederic Ives Medal/Jarus W. Quinn Prize recipient.

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Photonic Technology Enables Fast, Sensitive Saliva Test for COVID-19

Researchers have demonstrated a new low-cost portable instrument for fast and reliable detection of SARS-CoV-2 in saliva samples.

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Events

Attend the 2022 Innovation School.

Learn how to turn your great ideas into viable solutions by joining us for this Optica Foundation NextGen Institute event.

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Join us for a Career Accelerator this January.

Learn what opportunities and careers are available in the optics and photonics industry.

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