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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
Celebrate LightDay2022 and the #OpticaFoundation20th and share an idea for how light could be used to impact our world.
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.
Laser Congress and Exhibition
11 – 15 December 2022
Barcelona International Convention Centre
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
View the Recordings from the Optica Technology Showcase & Find Your Next Product Solution
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.
Hone your skills for a job in the optics and photonics industry at this Optica Foundation NextGen Institute event.
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.
High-Brightness Sources and Light-Driven Interactions Congress
23 - 25 March 2022
A visible rainbow of hues in a near-infrared (NIR) continuous-wave Raman fiber laser, formed due to 2nd- and 3rd-harmonic conversion...
Santosh Aparanji, Centre for Nano Science and Engineering, Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru, India
Optica and the University of Arizona announced the establishment of The Jean M. Bennett Optica Endowed Chair.
Optica celebrates recipients of the 2021 Queen Elizabeth Prize for Engineering, Shuji Nakamura, Nick Holonyak, Jr. & Russell Dupuis!
Opt. Lett. 47, 2 (2022)
Researchers have developed a lightweight and simple adaptive liquid lens that can converge light using an electrically responsive fluid.
Opt. Mater. Express 12, 13 (2021)
Although the Journal has a new name, its mission of publishing high-quality results from diverse research groups worldwide remains the same.
Optica, 9 63 (2022)
Biomed. Opt. Express 13, 633 (2022)
Appl. Opt. 60, 10087 (2021)
Five Optica members have been elected as Fellows of the National Academy of Inventors in recognition of their extraordinary inventions.
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
LED holiday lights at the National Zoo, shot with continuous change in zoom lens focal length.
Michael D. Duncan, Optica, USA
A vivid snow summit with a blizzard in dark night sky?
hijun Xu, College of Science, Zhejiang University of Technology, Zhejiang, China
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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Optica Publishing Group is pleased to announce the new Editors-in-Chief of OMEx, JOSA A & BOEx: Andrea Alù, Olga Korotkova, & Ruikang Wang
Opt. Lett. 46, 6019 (2021)
An optical engineer talks about what makes a good leader and shares their dream career.
Opt. Lett., 46, 2055 (2021)
Researchers have developed the first detachable head-mounted photoacoustic microscope for imaging brain activity in freely moving mice.
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
Watch John Bowers, University of California, Santa Barbara, present at the OFC 2022 Plenary Session.
Talk: Exploration Technologies: Communicating with Spacecraft, Landers, Rovers and Human Missions
Optica, 8, 1501 (2021)
Researchers have developed a way to create freeform optical components that can enable faster prototyping of customized optical components.
Join us in celebrating International Volunteer Day by thanking our amazing volunteers and learn how you can get involved with Optica today!
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
Image: Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Optics and Precision Engineering, Jena, Germany
Fluorescent tubes go through one on-off-on cycle every 1/120 second.
Dan Deptuck, CMC Microsystems, Ontario, Canada
Amy Eskilson, of Inrad Optics, shares career advice, what excites her about our industry and discusses her hobbies and passions.
Looking south for the “green flash” at sunset entering Nantucket Harbor, Mass., USA.
Jerome Vigil, OSA, APS, USA,
5G and the Promise of Industry 4.0
Foundational technology required for the autonomous world.
B. Droguet / University of Cambridge
J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 38, 3360 (2021)
J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 38, 3646 (2021)
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
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
Download our new infographic brochure Optics and Photonics: The Impact on a Global Economy.
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)
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