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We're excited to introduce Optica, formerly OSA.

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20 September 2021

2023 Election Now Open: vice president candidates james kafka, claudio mazzali. Director at large candidates Julie Sheridan Eng, Hong Liu, Ulrike Fuchs and Thomas Metzger

Election now open

26 July 2022

2023 VP candidates/2023-2025 DAL candidates

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Use photonics. Find a solution. Change the world.

07 July 2022

Ten winning proposals using optics and photonics to solve real-world challenges will receive US$100,000 prizes. Apply by 15 September 2022.

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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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