Meet at the Intersection of Science and Applications.
13 September 2022
Image Credit: Kevin J. Mitchell, University of Glasgow, U.K.
20 September 2021
OSA has an exciting new name and look.
17 September 2022
Join Optica in celebrating and honoring those making outstanding contributions to the field and our community. Nominate by 1 October.
How a woman from Colombia overcame obstacles to become a leading theoretical physicist and develop the world’s most accurate atomic clock.
Optica strongly condemns the invasion of Ukraine by the Government of the Russian Federation and supports our community in Ukraine.
How a woman from Colombia overcame obstacles to become a leading theoretical physicist & develop the world’s most accurate atomic clock
Optica, 9, 1100 (2022)
Simplified optoretinography approach makes measuring retinal function easier and faster
Opt. Express 30, 36651(2022)
Needle-like flexible imaging endoscope could improve biopsies and cancer treatment
Optica announces an $800,000 gift to fund an endowed position at the University of Rochester’s Institute of Optics.
Optica will host special events at the upcoming European Conference on Optical Communications.
2013 Optica President and 2018 Nobel Laureate Donna Strickland is recognized with the 2022 Golden Goose Award.
Leaders from Arista Networks, Corning Incorporated, and Vodaphone Ghana take the stage 07 March 2023 in San Diego, California.
Opt. Lett. 47, 4802 (2022)
New design saves cost and space, could lead to compact light-based computer processors
Frontiers in Optics + Laser Science
17 - 20 October 2022
Rochester, New York, USA
Opt. Express 30, 35232 (2022)
Advance could lead to more environmentally friendly rocket fuels
Opt. Express 30, 34655 (2022)
New lens lays groundwork for more comfortable, realistic AR/VR experiences
Opt. Express 30, 34479 (2022)
Researchers developed a camera that uses a thin microlens array and new image processing algorithms to capture 3D information
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
Optica, 9, 1000 (2022)
Technology uses polaritons to convert light to electrical charge; could boost solar cell efficiency
Opt. Express 30, 33797 (2022)
New laser charging system could offer safe cordless power for mobile devices and sensors
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...
Optica, 9, 992 (2022)
New green-light absorbing photodetectors could be useful for medical sensors, fingerprint recognition and more
Laser Congress and Exhibition
11 – 15 December 2022
Announcing Optica Community, a campaign to present the extraordinary lives of our members and celebrate our global diversity and values.
Optica, 9, 933 (2022)
Researchers demonstrate successful quantum key distribution between space lab and four ground stations
An exclusive, new industry report for Optica Corporate Members. The latest Market Update, focuses on the optical communications market.
Opt. Express 30, 30135 (2022)
New CARS microscopy approach lays groundwork for label-free, user-friendly clinical device
The new Online Industry Meetings Series will connect business leaders in optical technology to discuss and collaborate on industry needs.
Optica, 9, 903 (2022)
Technology could benefit lidar applications from autonomous driving to virtual reality
Biomed. Opt. Express 13, 4483 (2022)
New sensor can measure unknown sugar concentrations in real-time
The Latin America Optics and Photonics Conference will feature five plenary talks on the latest in fundamental research and applications.
Biomed. Opt. Express 13, 4414 (2022)
Tiny imaging device lays groundwork for high-resolution 3D imaging during clinical procedures
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
Optica, 9, 895 (2022)
Approach poised to make OCT-based medical diagnoses faster and more accurate
The Congresses covered advances from health monitoring sensors to images revealed by the James Webb Space Telescope.
Opt. Express 30, 27164
Researchers show a quantum-inspired lidar imaging technique with a much higher depth resolution than conventional approaches.
05 - 09 March 2023
San Diego, California, USA
The Imaging & Applied Optics Congress & Optical Sensors & Sensing Congress will feature plenary speakers from cutting-edge research areas.
Opt. Express 30, 25581
3D images of gas clouds displayed in mapping software can help pinpoint the source, provide early leak warnings
Distinction from the Optica Board of Directors recognizes 170 Optica members for their experience, professional accomplishments
A new mid-infrared spectrometer can measure the ratios of different forms of water in atmospheric water vapor through open air.
Opt. Lett. 47, 13 (2022)
Glass-free technique could enable visual features that don’t require special reading devices or illumination
From quantum computing to quantum imaging technologies, applications for quantum simulation, Quantum 2.0 united all aspects of quantum.
Two Fellows will contribute their scientific expertise to U.S. policymaking and gain valuable experience
Biomed. Opt. Express 14, 3922 (2022)
New method makes it easier to detect plaque erosion using intravascular OCT images
Announcing the inaugural class of Women Scholars to provide visibility, community, and resources for women in optics and photonics globally.
J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 39, 1323 (2022)
Opt. Lett. 47, 12 (2022)
Silicon-based device could help meet ever-growing need to move more data faster
At Quantum 2.0, researchers demonstrated a new technique that enables single-shot readout in the solid-state material silicon carbide.
Optica, 9, 593 (2022)
With clearer imaging and enhanced resolution, new OCT approach could improve medical diagnostic imaging
Quantum 2.0 will feature achievements in quantum research, hosting technical presentations, special events, plenaries & industry exhibitors.
Plenaries Detail the Latest Developments in Quantum Optics, Optical Imaging, Ultra-fast Lasers, Silicon Photonics, Diversity and Inclusion
Submissions Open: 1 August 2022
Submission Deadline: 30 October 2022
Optical Materials Express
Congratulations to Julie Carcreff, Université de Rennes, France, winner of the 2021 OMEx Emerging Researcher Best Paper Prize.
Opt. Express 30, 19145 (2022)
Metasurface-based technology could be used to optically encrypt information
Sponsored by SPIE, Optica, and IEEE Photonics Society, this year’s celebration showcases career opportunities in optics and photonics
The United States needs a comprehensive approach to tracking methane emissions
Patricia Bath and Ming-Jun Li are among those honored for world-changing inventions in the optical sciences
Opt. Express 30, 18054 (2022)
New approach paves the way to chip-based magneto-optical memory
Congratulations to Yi-Hao Chen, Cornell University, USA, winner of the 2021 JOSA B Emerging Researcher Best Paper Prize.
Optica, 9, 479 (2022)
Inspired by an ancient light trick, technology could enable a new type of 3D display
The Optica Foundation is proud to announce our 2022 Class of Ambassadors!
Congratulations to Roi Ronen, Technion - Israel Institute of Technology, winner of the 2021 JOSA A Emerging Researcher Best Paper Prize.
Empower your success with virtual learning. Live and on-demand webinars are available.
Opt. Mater. Express 12, 2063 (2022)
Low-temperature coating technique poised to enable 3D printed microlens systems for applications from endoscopes to virtual reality
Nir Davidson, Simon Mahler, Asher Friesem and Andrew Forbes
A glimpse of dusk behind the Himalayan cliffs.
Vipin Tiwari, Kumaun University, Nainital, India
Optica, 9, 455 (2022)
Imaging method measures particle size and position with nanometer precision
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
Optica is pleased to announce the recipients of several of its 2022 awards and medals.
Optica, 9, 431 (2022)
New design enables high-quality wide-angle cameras that can possibly fit into smartphones
Opt. Mater. Express 12, 1932 (2022)
New technology poised to make silicon photonics more practical, which could boost efficiency of Internet data centers
Opt. Express 30, 141161 (2022)
A new approach could enable faster and more practical optical quantum computers
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
Opt. Express 30, 13603 (2022)
New technique can create complex 3D optics for infrared spectroscopy, sensing and more
Biomed. Opt. Express 14, 2554 (2022)
Ultrasound-OCT probe could help study and diagnose a common cause of infertility
Appl. Opt. 61(6), C46 (2022)
This Feature Issue covers five scientific & technological themes of RadIT: physics, sources, detectors, methods & data science.
Biomed. Opt. Express 13, 2530 (2022)
Detailed time-lapse images of brain cells could lead to new insights for neurological disorders
Optica, 9, 325 (2022)
Light-based approach can be used to locate phones and other signal-emitting devices.
Opt. Lett. 47, 7 (2022)
New source is compact and operates at room temperature
Optica, 9, 288 (2022)
New approach lays groundwork for compact 3D displays that create more realistic virtual scenes
Opt. Mater. Express 12, 673 (2022)
JOSA B 39(3), A52 (2022)
This special issue highlights recent developments in the science and technology of ultrafast phenomena and THz waves.
Dr. Pozo will lead efforts to build relationships across the diverse community of optics and photonics companies around the globe.
The Optica Foundation announces the class of Amplify Scholars, supporting black students in light science with funding and mentoring.
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
Symmetric +/– orders in rainbows patterns produced with a concave grating, reflected on a table surface.
Catalin Florea, Voyage Photonics, USA
Optica names renowned physicist Alain Aspect as an Optica Honorary Member.
Optica, 9, 264 (2022)
New algorithm allows real-time reconstruction of images that combine optical and magnetic resonance imaging data.
James C. Wyant, University of Arizona, College of Optical Sciences, USA, named 2022 Frederic Ives Medal/Jarus W. Quinn Prize recipient.
Researchers have demonstrated a new low-cost portable instrument for fast and reliable detection of SARS-CoV-2 in saliva samples.
Learn how to turn your great ideas into viable solutions by joining us for this Optica Foundation NextGen Institute event.
Learn what opportunities and careers are available in the optics and photonics industry.
Opt. Lett. 47, 5 (2022)
J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 39, 248 (2022)
Opt. Lett. 47, 5 (2022)
Researchers have shown that solar cells can be used to achieve underwater wireless optical communication with high data rates.