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We're excited to introduce Optica, formerly OSA.

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20 September 2021

We at Optica are deeply concerned for the safety, health, and well-being of our members and their families in Ukraine. Optica staff and volunteers are connecting with members in Ukraine to offer assis

Optica on Ukraine

23 March 2022

We're taking action on the war in Ukraine.

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Optica Store

Meet Opticat.

26 April 2022

Loves quantum, lasers, and appearing in merch in the Optica Store.

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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

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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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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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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Optica Announces Election Results


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

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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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Chip-Based Quantum Microcomb Creates Entanglement


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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Quantum-Encrypted Information Transmitted Over Fiber


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.

News | Research news

Mid-IR Pulses Create Terahertz Fields That...

Optica Laser Congress

Optica Publishing Group
| Optical Materials Express

Researchers Integrate Optical Devices Made...

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

News | Research news

New Technology Lays Groundwork for Large-S...

Opt. Lett., 46, 17 (2021)

News | Applied Optics

New Imaging System Reveals Solar Panel Def...

Appl. Opt 60(28) 8875 (2021)

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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News | Industry

New Powerful Laser Passes Field Test

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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