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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

Ericsson's Mischa Dohler to headline Optica Executive Forum

Mischa Dohler of Emerging Technologies will discuss what technology enablers need to be implemented for the next-gen internet at OFC.

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OPN | Research News

X-Ray Fluorescence Imaging in Color

Patricia Daukantas

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OPN | New Issue

February 2023

A new issue of Optics & Photonics News is available.

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Events | Event

Call for Papers:
Submit a paper for consideration to present.

Optica Advanced Photonics Congress
09 - 13 July 2023
Busan, Republic of Korea

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Events | Registration Open

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OFC Conference & Exhibition
05 - 09 March 2023
San Diego, California, USA

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Toptica Photonics AG

OPN | Industry News

Toptica to Acquire Azurlight Systems

Stewart Wills

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News

A non-invasive method for assessing burn injuries

Biomed. Opt. Express 14, 918 (2023)

Neural network based on terahertz spectroscopy data predicts burn healing with 93% accuracy

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Industry | Event

Register Now and Save on the 2023 Optica Executive Forum

Optica Executive Forum
06 - 06 March 2023
San Diego, California, USA

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Credit: Prathmesh Deshmukh, Rezlind Bushati and Sitakanta Satapathy, Laboratory for Nano and Micro Photonics (LaNMP), City University of New York, NY, USA,

OPN | Image of the week

Molecular Picasso

A scanning electron micrograph

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News

New detector could enable high-speed quantum communication

Optica, 10, 183 (2023)

Researchers use a superconducting nanowire design for fast and precise photon counting.

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Industry | Information

Optical Communications Market – 2023 Trends to Watch

The new Optica Market Update features essential information related to the 2023 Trends to Watch in the optical communications market.

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News

Shield blocks electromagnetic interference and allows wireless signals

Opt. Mater. Express 13, 469 (2023)

Transparent flexible silver mesh could enable remote sensing and improve operation of shielded devices

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Credit: Tanjir Alam, Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), Gjøvik, Norway,

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Rainbow over Lake Mjøsa

A semicircular rainbow with dua

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Credit: Michael Shribak, Marine Biological Laboratory, Woods Hole, MA, USA ,

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A Diatom, Up Close

Label-free quantitative-phase image of the diatom Trigonium. Image was taken with an orientation-independent differential interf

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News

Optical coating approach prevents fogging and unwanted reflections

Applied Optics, 62, 112 (2023).

Technology helps sensor and camera systems perform optimally by keeping optics transparent

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News

Optical tractor beam pulls macroscopic objects

Opt. Express 31, 2665 (2023)

Expanding laser pulling beyond the microscopic scale could be useful for scientific and space applications

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Credit: Susanne Viezens, Max Planck Institute for the Science of Light, Erlangen, Germany,

OPN | Image of the week

Superimposition of Light

As demonstrated by Isaac Newton, prisms deflect light rays to varying degrees depending on the color of the light.

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OPN | Research News

Upconversion Boosts Weak NIR Signals

Patricia Daukantas

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D.D. Karnaushenko/Chemnitz University of Technology

OPN | Research News

Optical Möbius Strips Yield New Secrets

Stewart Wills

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OPN | President's Message

Moving Forward in 2023

Michal Lipson

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OPN | New Issue

January 2023

After decades of anticipation, recent years have seen a flurry of interest in commercializing optical and photonic computing...

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Credit: Michele Gianella, Empa, Dübendorf, Switzerland,

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Cold Plasma

A cold atmospheric-pressure plasma jet in a helium/deuterated-water (HDO) mixture in the lab of Grant Ritchie, University of Oxford, UK.

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Courtesy of Jesse Delia, Duke University

OPN | Research News

Photoacoustic Imaging Illuminates See-Thro...

Sarah Michaud

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OPN | Industry News

ams Osram Sells Entertainment Lighting Unit

Stewart Wills

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Andrea Bancora / EPFL

OPN | Research News

2D Optomechanical Lattice Mimics Graphene ...

Edwin Cartlidge

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Microsoft Corp.

OPN | Industry News

Microsoft Buys Hollow-Core-Fiber Startup

Stewart Wills

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AIM Photonics, courtesy of NIST

OPN | Industry News

NIST and AIM Photonics Target Faster PICs

Stewart Wills

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Credit: Robert Schalck, Optica Senior Member (Emeritus)

OPN | Image of the week

Dancing Holiday Lights

Holiday LED lights in motion

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Industry | Research news

Industry Briefing with Mike Campbell on Breakthrough in Fusion

Physicists from the NIF at the Lawrence Livermore Facility in California announced a breakthrough in the race to recreate nuclear fusion.

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Community

An Uncertain World

How a quest to understand nature created a world-renowned nanophotonics expert.

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M.-K. Kim, Korea University

OPN | Research News

All-Optical Pumping of Nanolaser Arrays

Patricia Daukantas

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Credit: Amit Agrawal, Cindy Regal and Scott Papp, NIST, JILA-CU Boulder, CO, USA

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Metasurface Atom Trapping

An optical setup, showcasing the science cell with an integrated metasurface lens at the center, used to capture and image single Rb atoms.

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News

An all-optical approach to pumping chip-based nanolasers

New technology could aid in meeting the ever-growing need to move more data faster

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News

U.S. Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson Named Advocate of Optics

Optica recognizes Johnson for her long-time support of science and the National Quantum Initiative

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Increasing the global bandwidth of optical communications

Optica Foundation Challenge winners are advancing research in information technology to address increasing global bandwidth requirements.

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