News

2022 Optica election results.

Congratulations to James Kafka, Spectra-Physics/MKS, USA; Julie Sheridan Eng, Coherent Corp, USA; and Ulrike Fuchs, asphericon GmbH, Germany.

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18 October 2022

[Image] Setsuko Ishii

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Community

Magician of Light

17 November 2022

How a scientist from Tokyo became one of the most prolific hologram artists in the world.

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Donna Strickland
Award

Congratulations,
Donna Strickland – 2023 Optica Honorary Member.

19 October 2022

Donna is recognized for her pioneering research, exemplary leadership and exceptional service.

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Advocacy

Optica supports Ukraine.

Optica strongly condemns the invasion of Ukraine by the Government of the Russian Federation and supports our community in Ukraine.

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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

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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)

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Optica Publishing Group
| Optics Letters

Dual stage fiber amplifier operating near ...

Opt. Lett. 46, 4506 (2021)

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

OPN | Image of the Week

Interferograms

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

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Credit: Samuel Pellicori, OSA Senior Member

OPN | Image of the Week

Soap Bubbles

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

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Optica Publishing Group

All-dielectric thermonanophotonics

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

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

OPN | Image of the Week

Floral Optics

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

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Optica Publishing Group

Single-photon avalanche diode imaging sensor for subsurface fluorescence LiDAR

Optica 8, 1126 (2021)

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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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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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Events | Information

2022 Optics & Photonics Congresses and Topical Meetings

View the list of 2022 Optica Meetings, and request information for events of interest.

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News | Research news

Mid-IR Pulses Create Terahertz Fields That...

Optica Laser Congress

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Optica Publishing Group
| Optical Materials Express

Researchers Integrate Optical Devices Made...

Opt. Mater. Express 11(10) 3567 (2021)

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News | Research news

New Technology Lays Groundwork for Large-S...

Opt. Lett., 46, 17 (2021)

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News | Applied Optics

New Imaging System Reveals Solar Panel Def...

Appl. Opt 60(28) 8875 (2021)

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News | Announcement

OSA Becomes Optica, the Society Advancing Optics and Photonics Worl...

Today marks a historic day for OSA, as the organization changes its name to Optica, the society advancing optics and photonics worldwide.

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Blog | Advocacy

Advocating for Optics and Photonics

Julia H. Majors, OSA Ambassador

While it may not seem like the work going on in Washington has a direct impact to the photonics community, that couldn’t be farther from the

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Events | News

Plenary Speakers Announced

Photonics in Switching and Computing
27 - 29 September 2021
Virtual event

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