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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

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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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News

New laser-based instrument designed to boost hydrogen research

Opt. Express 30, 35232 (2022)

Advance could lead to more environmentally friendly rocket fuels

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Variable focus thin lens for augmented and virtual reality headsets

Opt. Express 30, 34655 (2022)

New lens lays groundwork for more comfortable, realistic AR/VR experiences

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Lensless camera creates 3D images from single exposure

Opt. Express 30, 34479 (2022)

Researchers developed a camera that uses a thin microlens array and new image processing algorithms to capture 3D information

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OPN | Image of the Week

Ferris Wheel Light Show

A Ferris wheel in Glasgow, Scotland, photographed through a dual-axis diffraction grating; the constituent wavelengths inside the lighting a

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OPN | Research News

Slippery Surface for Photocontrol of Droplets

Meeri Kim

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New photodetector design inspired by plant photosynthesis

Optica, 9, 1000 (2022)

Technology uses polaritons to convert light to electrical charge; could boost solar cell efficiency

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Researchers use infrared light to transmit power over 30 meters

Opt. Express 30, 33797 (2022)

New laser charging system could offer safe cordless power for mobile devices and sensors

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OPN | Feature

The Nonreciprocal Adventures of Light

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...

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Researchers design mass producible organic photodetectors

Optica, 9, 992 (2022)

New green-light absorbing photodetectors could be useful for medical sensors, fingerprint recognition and more

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Optica launches campaign to celebrate its global community

Announcing Optica Community, a campaign to present the extraordinary lives of our members and celebrate our global diversity and values.

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Compact QKD system paves the way to satellite-based quantum networks

Optica, 9, 933 (2022)

Researchers demonstrate successful quantum key distribution between space lab and four ground stations

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Industry | Feature

Optical Communications Market – 2022 Survey Results and Analysis

An exclusive, new industry report for Optica Corporate Members. The latest Market Update, focuses on the optical communications market.

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Researchers boost sensitivity and speed of Raman microscopy technique

Opt. Express 30, 30135 (2022)

New CARS microscopy approach lays groundwork for label-free, user-friendly clinical device

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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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Online Industry Meeting Series connects business leaders

The new Online Industry Meetings Series will connect business leaders in optical technology to discuss and collaborate on industry needs.

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Chip-based beam steering device for smaller, cheaper Lidar

Optica, 9, 903 (2022)

Technology could benefit lidar applications from autonomous driving to virtual reality

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Researchers create biosensor by turning spider silk into optical fiber

Biomed. Opt. Express 13, 4483 (2022)

New sensor can measure unknown sugar concentrations in real-time

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News | Event

LAOP covers Raman sectroscopy, nanophotonics and more

The Latin America Optics and Photonics Conference will feature five plenary talks on the latest in fundamental research and applications.

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New photoacoustic endoscope fits inside a needle

Biomed. Opt. Express 13, 4414 (2022)

Tiny imaging device lays groundwork for high-resolution 3D imaging during clinical procedures

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Glass-ceramic emits light when under mechanical stress

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

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Flexible method for shaping beams extends depth-of-focus for OCT

Optica, 9, 895 (2022)

Approach poised to make OCT-based medical diagnoses faster and more accurate

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Imaging and Sensing Congresses highlighted applications for innovation

The Congresses covered advances from health monitoring sensors to images revealed by the James Webb Space Telescope.

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Researchers use quantum-inspired approach to increase lidar resolution

Opt. Express 30, 27164

Researchers show a quantum-inspired lidar imaging technique with a much higher depth resolution than conventional approaches.

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Environmental and remote sensing to imaging space and life.

The Imaging & Applied Optics Congress & Optical Sensors & Sensing Congress will feature plenary speakers from cutting-edge research areas.

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Advanced Technology Allows Automated 3D Tracking of Leaked Gas

Opt. Express 30, 25581

3D images of gas clouds displayed in mapping software can help pinpoint the source, provide early leak warnings

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Optica Announces 2022 Class of Senior Members

Distinction from the Optica Board of Directors recognizes 170 Optica members for their experience, professional accomplishments

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Researchers Measure Atmospheric Water Vapor Using Open-air Spectros...

A new mid-infrared spectrometer can measure the ratios of different forms of water in atmospheric water vapor through open air.

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Ultra-Thin Film Creates Vivid 3D Images with Large Field of View

Opt. Lett. 47, 13 (2022)

Glass-free technique could enable visual features that don’t require special reading devices or illumination

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Optica’s Quantum 2.0 Convenes Leaders Across the Quantum Ecosystem

From quantum computing to quantum imaging technologies, applications for quantum simulation, Quantum 2.0 united all aspects of quantum.

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Optica, MRS and SPIE Announce Congressional Science Fellows

Two Fellows will contribute their scientific expertise to U.S. policymaking and gain valuable experience

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AI-Based Image Analysis Automatically Detects Serious Heart Condition

Biomed. Opt. Express 14, 3922 (2022)

New method makes it easier to detect plaque erosion using intravascular OCT images

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Optica Foundation Announces Inaugural Class of Women Scholars

Announcing the inaugural class of Women Scholars to provide visibility, community, and resources for women in optics and photonics globally.

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Optica Publishing Group | Spotlight on Optics

Nonlinear phase estimation via nonlinear-l...

J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 39, 1323 (2022)

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Researchers Demonstrate 40-Channel Optical Communication Link

Opt. Lett. 47, 12 (2022)

Silicon-based device could help meet ever-growing need to move more data faster

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Researchers Demonstrate Quantum State Measurement in Silicon Carbide

At Quantum 2.0, researchers demonstrated a new technique that enables single-shot readout in the solid-state material silicon carbide.

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Researchers Take Optical Coherence Tomography to the Next Level

Optica, 9, 593 (2022)

With clearer imaging and enhanced resolution, new OCT approach could improve medical diagnostic imaging

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Optica’s Quantum 2.0 Promotes Breakthroughs in Quantum Research

Quantum 2.0 will feature achievements in quantum research, hosting technical presentations, special events, plenaries & industry exhibitors.

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For the First Time in Two Years, CLEO 2022 Returns to San Jose

Plenaries Detail the Latest Developments in Quantum Optics, Optical Imaging, Ultra-fast Lasers, Silicon Photonics, Diversity and Inclusion

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Optica Publishing Group

2021 OMEx Emerging Researcher Best Paper Prize Winner

Optical Materials Express

Congratulations to Julie Carcreff, Université de Rennes, France, winner of the 2021 OMEx Emerging Researcher Best Paper Prize.

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Device Creates Different Images Depending on Light and Environment

Opt. Express 30, 19145 (2022)

Metasurface-based technology could be used to optically encrypt information

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“Our Future is Light” Kicks Off 2022 International Day of Light

Sponsored by SPIE, Optica, and IEEE Photonics Society, this year’s celebration showcases career opportunities in optics and photonics

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Public Affairs

Optica, APS Release Joint Report on Methane Emissions

The United States needs a comprehensive approach to tracking methane emissions

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Two Optica Members Inducted to National Inventors Hall of Fame

Patricia Bath and Ming-Jun Li are among those honored for world-changing inventions in the optical sciences

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Using Light for Thermomagnetic Recording on Silicon Waveguide

Opt. Express 30, 18054 (2022)

New approach paves the way to chip-based magneto-optical memory

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Optica Publishing Group

2021 JOSA B Emerging Researcher Best Paper Prize Winner

JOSA B

Congratulations to Yi-Hao Chen, Cornell University, USA, winner of the 2021 JOSA B Emerging Researcher Best Paper Prize.

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