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We're excited to introduce Optica, formerly OSA.

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20 September 2021

Portraits from top left to bottom right: Tatjana Pladere, Ian Walmsley, Lester A, Lee Sr., and Ling Fu
History

Celebrating the people of Optica

20 September 2021

A portrait gallery providing an extraordinary look at who we are and the innovation that emerges from our diversity.

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A collection of images highlighting the history of Optica, formerly OSA, from the October 2021 issue of OPN.
OPN

The Story of Optica

20 September 2021

A century-old society adopts a new name and brand—and looks ahead to the next 100 years.

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Optica Publishing Group | News

OSA Continuum is now Optics Continuum

Although the Journal has a new name, its mission of publishing high-quality results from diverse research groups worldwide remains the same.

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News

Researchers Develop System to Detect Liver Cancer

Biomed. Opt. Express 13, 633 (2022)

Researchers have developed an optical biopsy system that can distinguish between cancerous & healthy liver tissue.

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Industry | Event

The Modern Telco

Hear Keri Gilder, CEO, Colt Technology Systems speak at the Executive Forum Keynote Session

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Industry | Event

Executive Forum Registration is Open

07 March 2022
San Diego, California, USA

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Optica Publishing Group | Spotlight on Optics

Simultaneous measurement of liquid-film th...

Appl. Opt. 60, 10087 (2021)

OPN | Image of the Week

Polychromatic Sand

White sand from Chapoquoit Beach (Falmouth, MA, USA) in transmitted light under polychromatic polarization microscope

Michael Shribak, Marine Biological Laboratory, University of Chicago, IL, USA

NTU Singapore

OPN | Research news

How to Block the Cosmic Chill in Wintertime

Edwin Cartlidge

OPN | Image of the Week

How LEDs Really Work

LED holiday lights at the National Zoo, shot with continuous change in zoom lens focal length.

Michael D. Duncan, Optica, USA

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Events | CLEO

Preview the technical program.

CLEO
15 - 20 May 2022
San Jose, California, USA

Events | Information

Save the date.

Frontiers in Optics + Laser Science
16 - 20 October 2022
Rochester, New York, USA

Zoox

OPN | Image of the Week

Snow Summitt

A vivid snow summit with a blizzard in dark night sky?

hijun Xu, College of Science, Zhejiang University of Technology, Zhejiang, China

News

Color-Sorting Metalenses Boost Imaging Sensitivity

Optica, 8, 1596 (2021)

Researchers have developed pixel-scale metasurface lenses to enhance signal levels without sacrificing image quality or resolution.

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[Image: Jack Clarke]

OPN | Research news

Light Provides Hints of Quantum Sound

Edwin Cartlidge

Image: Courtesy of Lightelligence

OPN | Industry News

Lightelligence Puts New Chip Through Its P...

Stewart Wills

News

Optica Publishing Group Announces New Editors-in-Chief for Three Jo...

Optica Publishing Group is pleased to announce the new Editors-in-Chief of OMEx, JOSA A & BOEx: Andrea Alù, Olga Korotkova, & Ruikang Wang

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Optica Publishing Group | Spotlight on Optics

180 Gbit/s Si3N4-waveguide coupled germani...

Opt. Lett. 46, 6019 (2021)

OPN | Careers

Senior Member Insights: José M. Medina

Hannah Greenwood

An optical engineer talks about what makes a good leader and shares their dream career.

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News

Head-Mounted Microscope Allows Long-Term Brain Imaging

Opt. Lett., 46, 2055 (2021)

Researchers have developed the first detachable head-mounted photoacoustic microscope for imaging brain activity in freely moving mice.

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OPN | Image of the Week

OAM Beam Reconstruction

An orbital angular momentum (OAM) beam with charge L=2, reconstructed using the extended Gerchberg Saxton phase retrieval technique.

Matthew N. Jacobs, The University of Colorado Boulder, CO, USA

Events | OFC

Present and Future Silicon Photonics

Hear John Bowers, University of California, Santa Barbara, speak at the OFC Plenary Session.

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Events | OFC

James Green, NASA, speaks at the OFC Plenary.

OFC
Talk: Exploration Technologies: Communicating with Spacecraft, Landers, Rovers and Human Missions

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Events | OFC

Registration now open!

OFC
06 - 10 March 2022
San Diego, California, USA

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News

Researchers Fabricate Optical Components from Fluids

Optica, 8, 1501 (2021)

Researchers have developed a way to create freeform optical components that can enable faster prototyping of customized optical components.

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Get Involved

There is a place for you!

Join us in celebrating International Volunteer Day by thanking our amazing volunteers and learn how you can get involved with Optica today!

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OPN | Feature

Optics in 2021

This special issue of Optics & Photonics News highlights exciting peer-reviewed optics research that has emerged over the past year.

Illustration by Michael Osadciw, University of Rochester

Image: Heqing Huang and Cheng-Chia Tsai/Columbia Engineering

OPN | Research news

Tiny Resonators Modulate Visible Light

Edwin Cartlidge

Image: Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Optics and Precision Engineering, Jena, Germany

OPN | Industry News

Research / Industry Partnership on Climate...

Sarah Michaud

OPN | Image of the Week

Time-Resolved Emission

Fluorescent tubes go through one on-off-on cycle every 1/120 second.

Dan Deptuck, CMC Microsystems, Ontario, Canada

Industry | Feature

Spotlight—Women in Industry

Jessica DeGroote Nelson, Optimax Systems, shares career advice, what excites her about our industry and discusses her hobbies and passions.

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Industry | Webinar

A Look Ahead:
2022 Market Update

What to Expect for the Optics and Photonics Market in 2022
09 December 2021
11:00 - 12:00 (EST, UTC-05:00)

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Award | News Release

Jun Ye Named 2022 Herbert Walther Award Recipient

Jun Ye, JILA University of Colorado Boulder, USA, has been named the recipient of the 2022 Herbert Walther Award.

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Award | News Release

Meint Smit Named 2022 John Tyndall Award Recipient

Meint Smit, Eindhoven Univ of Technology, Netherlands, has been named the 2022 John Tyndall Award recipient.

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Award | News Release

Announcing the 2022 Fellows Class

Congratulations to the 106 members from 24 countries elected to the Society’s 2022 Fellow Class.

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Award | News Release

Joseph H. Eberly Named Honorary Member

Joseph H. Eberly, University of Rochester, USA, has been named an Honorary Member.

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OPN | Image of the week

Looking for the Green Flash

Looking south for the “green flash” at sunset entering Nantucket Harbor, Mass., USA.

Jerome Vigil, OSA, APS, USA,

Events | OFC

Introducing OFC Plenary speaker Elise Neel, Verizon.

5G and the Promise of Industry 4.0

Foundational technology required for the autonomous world.

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Foundation

Apply to attend the Siegman School

Applications are open until 15 January 2022

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B. Droguet / University of Cambridge

OPN | Research News

Nanocrystals Give Sparkle to Eco-Friendly ...

Mara Johnson-Groh

Optica Publishing Group | Spotlight on Optics

Gain in time-dependent media—a new mechanism

J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 38, 3360 (2021)

Optica Publishing Group | Spotlight on Optics

Inner shell excitation by strong field las...

J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 38, 3646 (2021)

Membership | Senior Members

Optica Senior Member 2022 Applications Now Open.

Applications for the Optica 2022 Senior Member Class are open. Nominate a colleague today!

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OPN | Image of the Week

Photonic Transformer

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

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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Award | News Release

Infinera's Optical Innovation Team Awarded 2021 Paul F. Forman Team...

Infinera's Optical Innovation Team, USA, has received the 2021 Paul F. Forman Team Engineering Excellence Award.

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Optica Publishing Group

Droplet microfluidic generation of a million optical microparticle barcodes

Opt. Express 29, 38109 (2021)

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Optica Publishing Group

2021 Outstanding Reviewers

This recognition is given annually to commend the top reviewers for their outstanding peer review efforts over the past year.

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Optica Publishing Group | Spotlight on Optics

Resetting directional couplers for high-fi...

Opt. Lett. 46, 5181 (2021)

[Getty Images]

OPN | Feature

The First 3D Movies

Stephen R. Wilk

OPN | Image of the Week

Supercontinuum Light

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

L. Goddard

Award | Fellows

Fellow Spotlight

“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.

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Membership | Feature

Ones to Watch Report Series

An overview of selected early-stage photonics businesses whose story singles them out as exciting, innovative and worthy of note.

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Optica Publishing Group

Anomalous spatial coherence changes in radiation and scattering

Opt. Express 29, 21300 (2021)

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Optica Publishing Group

On-sky results for the integrated microlens ring tip-tilt sensor

J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 38, 2517 (2021)

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Optica Publishing Group

Hybrid vanadium dioxide-liquid crystal tunable non-reciprocal scattering metamaterial smart window for visible and infrared radiation control

Opt. Mater. Express 11, 3023 (2021)

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Optica Publishing Group

Laser cladding of transparent fused silica glass using sub-µm powder

Opt. Mater. Express 11, 3056 (2021)

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Optica Publishing Group

Wave-optics simulation of dynamic speckle: I. In a pupil plane

Appl. Opt. 60, G64 (2021)

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Optica Publishing Group

Analysis and optimization of light outcoupling in OLEDs with external hierarchical textures

Opt. Express 29, 23701 (2021)

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Optica Publishing Group

Miniature non-contact photoacoustic probe based on fiber-optic photoacoustic remote sensing microscopy

Opt. Lett. 46, 5767 (2021)

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Optica Publishing Group

Tailoring the light distribution of micro-LED displays with a compact compound parabolic concentrator and an engineered diffusor

Opt. Express 29, 39859 (2021)

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Optica Publishing Group

Detachable head-mounted photoacoustic microscope in freely moving mice

Opt. Lett. 46, 6055 (2021)

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Optica Publishing Group

In situ x-ray-induced acoustic computed tomography with a contrast agent: a proof of concept

Opt. Lett. 47, 90 (2022)

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Optica Publishing Group

180 Gbit/s Si3N4-waveguide coupled germanium photodetector with improved quantum efficiency

Opt. Lett. 46, 6019 (2021)

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Optica Publishing Group

Enhanced multimodal luminescence and ultrahigh stability Eu3+-doped CsPbBr3 glasses for X-ray detection and imaging

Photon. Res. 9, 2369 (2021)

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Optica Publishing Group

Octave-spanning supercontinuum generation from off-axis Raman oscillation in a monolithic KTP crystal

Opt. Lett. 46, 5990 (2021)

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Optica Publishing Group

Few pulses femtosecond laser exposure for high efficiency 3D glass micromachining

Opt. Express 29, 35054 (2021)

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Optica Publishing Group

Generating non-uniformly correlated twisted sources

Opt. Lett. 46, 5100 (2021)

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Optica Publishing Group

Coherent self-control of free-space optical beams with integrated silicon photonic meshes

Photon. Res. 9, 2196 (2021)

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Optica Publishing Group

Kilowatt power scaling of an intrinsically low Brillouin and thermo-optic Yb-doped silica fiber

J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 38, F38 (2021)

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Optica Publishing Group

Ultrafast 2 × 2 green micro-LED array for optical wireless communication beyond 5  Gbit/s

Photon. Res. 9, 2077 (2021)

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Optica Publishing Group

Templated dewetting for self-assembled ultra-low-loss chalcogenide integrated photonics

Opt. Mater. Express 11, 3717 (2021)

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Optica Publishing Group

Sensorless astigmatism correction using a variable cross-cylinder for high lateral resolution optical coherence tomography in a human retina

Appl. Opt. 60, 9553 (2021)

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Optica Publishing Group

Thulium-doped tellurium oxide microring lasers integrated on a low-loss silicon nitride platform

Opt. Mater. Express 11, 3656 (2021)

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Optica Publishing Group

Laser safety assessments supported by analyses of reflections from metallic targets irradiated by high-power laser light

Appl. Opt. 60, F71 (2021)

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Optica Publishing Group
Spotlight on Optics

Barium nonlinear optical crystals for the mid-IR: characterization and some applications

J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 38, B46 (2021)

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Optica Publishing Group

Ultrahigh-definition volumetric light field projection

Opt. Lett. 46, 4212 (2021)

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Optica Publishing Group
| Editor's Pick

Reflection terahertz time-domain spectrosc...

Appl. Opt. 60, 6828 (2021)

Optica Publishing Group

High-absorption grating–insulator–metal structures

Appl. Opt. 60, 480 (2021)

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Optica Publishing Group
| Editor's Pick

Plankton reconstruction through robust sta...

J. Opt. Soc. Am. A, 38(9) 1320 (2021)

Optica Publishing Group
| Editor's Picks

F-mode ultraviolet photoacoustic remote se...

Optica Publishing Group

Mitigating the effect of atmospheric turbulence on orbital angular momentum-based quantum key distribution using real-time adaptive optics with phase unwrapping

Opt. Express 29, 31078 (2021)

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OPN | Image of the Week

Wavy Waters

Striped pattern reflected in surface of milk with a few wild berries.

Anatoliy A. Kosterev, Yokogawa Corporation of America

Optica Publishing Group
Spotlight on Optics

Plasmonic enhancement of photoacoustic-induced reflection changes

Appl. Opt. 60(24) 7304 (2021)

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Optica Publishing Group
| Spotlight on Optics

Spectroradiometer spectral calibration, IS...

Appl. Opt. 60(18) 5405 (2021)

Optica Publishing Group

Space-division multiplexing for optical fiber communications

Optica 8, 1186 (2021)

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Optica Publishing Group

Photonic crystal lasers: from photonic crystal surface emitting lasers (PCSELs) to hybrid external cavity lasers (HECLs) and topological PhC lasers [Invited]

Opt. Mater. Express 11, 3245 (2021)

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Optica Publishing Group

Microwave-optical quantum frequency conversion

Optica 8, 1050 (2021)

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Optica Publishing Group
| Spotlight on Optics

Analysis of lens fracture in precision gla...

Appl. Opt. 60, 8022 (2021)

Optica Publishing Group

Wave theory of virtual image [Invited]

Opt. Mater. Express 11, 3646 (2021)

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Optica Publishing Group

Demonstrating Arago–Fresnel laws with Bessel beams from vectorial axicons

J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 38, 1248 (2021)

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Optica Publishing Group

Coherent coupling of laterally coupled quantum dot lasers

J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 38, 3048 (2021)

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Image: American Chemical Society video screenshot

OPN | Research news

Long-Term Data Storage—In Glowing Dyes

Meeri Kim

Optica Publishing Group
Spotlight on Optics

Easy-to-make-and-use gold nanotrench arrays for surface-enhanced Raman scattering

Opt. Mater. Express 11, 3363 (2021)

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Optica Publishing Group
| Spotlight on Optics

Hybrid-integrated diode laser in the visib...

Opt. Lett. 46, 4904 (2021)

Optica Publishing Group
| Optics Letters

Dual stage fiber amplifier operating near ...

Opt. Lett. 46, 4506 (2021)

Optica Publishing Group

Feedback-based positioning and diffusion suppression of particles via optical control of thermoviscous flows

Opt. Express 29, 30272 (2021)

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Optica Publishing Group

Label-free skin penetration analysis using time-resolved, phase-modulated stimulated Raman scattering microscopy

Biomed. Opt. Express 12, 6545 (2021)

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OPN | Image of the Week

Interferograms

Phase-shifted interferograms that were captured with a four-phase optical coherence microscopy setup.

Mantas Zurauskas, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA

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