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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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News

Researchers Fabricate Optical Components from Fluids

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

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Events | Call for Papers

Optical technologies that are driving discoveries in biomedicine.

Biophotonics Congress:
Biomedical Optics


Abstract and Summary Submission Deadline: 14 December 2022

Events | Event

Exhibit at OFC

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

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Events | Call for Papers

New, extended submission deadline!

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

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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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Optica Publishing Group | Call for Papers

Biological Cells as Natural Biophotonic Devices: Fundamental and Ap...

Biomedical Optics Express

Submission Deadline: 1 January 2022

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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

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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Events | Registration Open

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Frontiers in Optics + Laser Science
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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,

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

Events | Call for Papers

Submit your research.

High-Brightness Sources and Light-Driven Interactions Congress

Abstract and Summary Submission Deadline: 21 December 2021

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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)

Foundation

Harvey M. Pollicove Memorial Scholarship Recipient: Tyler Peterson

Congratulations Tyler Peterson, University of Arizona, 2021 recipient of the Harvey M. Pollicove Memorial Scholarship in Precision Optics.

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History

Amplify Black Voices in Optics

Meet George Dwapanyin, one of the scientists from all over the world who represent Black achievement in science.

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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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Foundation

Introducing the Amplify Scholarship for Black scientists and engineers

The Amplify Scholarship is awarded annually to 10 Black undergraduate or graduate level students.

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)

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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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Events | Registration Open

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Laser Congress
03 - 07 October 2021

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

Opt. Express 29, 23701 (2021)

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Simultaneous measurement of liquid-film thickness and solute concentration of aqueous solutions of two urea derivatives using NIR absorption

Appl. Opt. 60, 10087 (2021)

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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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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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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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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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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)

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| 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 | Call for Papers

Aids for Color Vision Deficiency

Optics Express

Submission Deadline: 15 December 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

OPN | Image of the Week

Soap Bubbles

Interference images of a window in soap bubbles of different sizes.

Samuel Pellicori, OSA Senior Member

Optica Publishing Group

Unsupervised learning polarimetric underwater image recovery under nonuniform optical fields

Appl. Opt. 60, 8198 (2021)

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Optica Publishing Group

All-dielectric thermonanophotonics

Adv. Opt. Photon. 13, 643 (2021)

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OPN | Image of the Week

Floral Optics

The inside petal pattern of a flower, Shore Acres State Park, Oregon coast

[From 2018 OPN Photo Contest] —Robert Schalck, Senior Member (Emeritus)

Optica Publishing Group

Single-photon avalanche diode imaging sensor for subsurface fluorescence LiDAR

Optica 8, 1126 (2021)

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Credit: Dirk C. Heinecke, SpaceTech GmbH

Events | Highlights

Test your skills in design, manufacturing, or measurement.

Optical Interference Coatings Conference
19 - 24 June 2022
Whistler Convention Center, Whistler, British Columbia, Canada

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Foundation

Apply to attend the Subsea OFC School

Application Opens 15 November 2021 and closes 16 January, 2022

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Outreach

Fujitsu, first company Diversity & Inclusion Advocacy Recognition w...

Fujitsu is recognized for moving beyond simple statements to truly champion diversity and inclusion polices and programs.

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Outreach

ICFO's wins the Diversity & Inclusion Advocacy Recognition

ICFO is recognized for their work to empower and promote diversity in order to enhance innovation, creativity and excellence.

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News

Optica Announces Election Results

Elections

Gerd Leuchs elected as Optica's 2022 Vice President; Judith Dawes elected 2022-2024 Director-At-Large.

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News

Virtual Histology Approach Lays Groundwork...

Opt. Lett., 46, 5153 (2021)

Obituary | News

In Memoriam: Valentin Gapontsev, 1939-2021

Valentin Gapontsev, Optica Fellow and founder, chairman, and former CEO of IPG Photonics (IPG), passed away on 22 October at the age of 82.

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News

Chip-Based Quantum Microcomb Creates Entanglement

FiO LS

At FiO LS, researchers will present a microcomb that can provide a scalable physical platform for continuous-variable quantum computing.

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Events | Registration Open

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Laser Congress
03 - 07 October 2021

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News

Quantum-Encrypted Information Transmitted Over Fiber

FiO LS

Toshiba Europe Limited and University of Leeds researchers have developed a method that achieves quantum communication over long distances.

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