Optica celebrates Engineering Week

Each year, on the third week of February, the United States observes Engineering Week to acknowledge the work of engineers and inspire the future generation of engineering students. Optica is proud to have a vibrant community of both scientists and engineers using optics to solve challenges and bring new ideas to life.

Added: 24 Feb 2023

United Voices: Celebrating International Day for Women and Girls in Science

For International Day for Women and Girls in Science, Optica joins UNESCO and other organizations worldwide to celebrate women in STEM fields and inspire the next generation of female scientists.  A crucial component of supporting women in STEM fields is providing leadership opportunities: organizations should ensure women are given the same opportunities as men to lead research groups or...

Added: 09 Feb 2023

Roundup Review: Optica's Career Accelerator Driving the future forward by empowering optics leaders of tomorrow

The Optica Foundation Career Accelerator brought together students and early career professionals for a program to develop their skills and learn how to use their expertise to compete and suceed in the optics and photonics field.

Added: 27 Jan 2023

Staying on target in 2023: Workplace values from the exhibition floor

As we head into 2023, we look at how to improve our meetings and provide a venue for members of the community to highlight their latest work, network, and connect with new collaborators. 

Added: 12 Jan 2023

Nanowires in thin-film: a toolbox for ultra-fast and quantum optics

Optica Fellow and Stanford University Dean of Applied Optics Martin Fejer spoke at the 2022 Laser Congress on new directions for the dynamic field of guided wave nonlinear optics. 

Added: 09 Jan 2023

Mid-Infrared fiber-optics leading the future for early cancer detection

At the 2022 Laser Congress, plenary speaker Angela Seddon discussed a new 'window of opportunity' for real-time mid-infrared medical sensing, imaging, and endoscopy for early cancer detection. 

Added: 05 Jan 2023

That changes everything: How lasers are transforming the economics of industrial production

The 2022 Laser Congress plenary from Dahv Kliner revealed how the laser is transforming the economics of industrial production and how fiber lasers are capturing an increasing fraction of the nearly US$80 billion global tool market. 

Added: 22 Dec 2022

Student reflections at Frontiers in Optics + Laser Science 2022

Optica's Student Leadership (SLC) brought together 100 student members from around the world at this year's annual Frontiers in Optics + Laser Science (FiO) conference. The Student Leadership program allowed students to immerse themselves in an environment full of professional development, technical content, and networking and fun. 

Added: 30 Nov 2022

In support of Iranian women, Iranian youth, and all Iranians in their fight for freedom and justice

Optica Fellow, Professor Ebrahim Karimi and collaborators share support of Women.Life.Freedom in a guest blog.

Added: 28 Nov 2022

Optica Corporate Member Profile: Vertilas

Vertilas is one of the leading global providers in the field of long-wavelength vertical-cavity surface-emitting laser (VCSEL) diodes. Based in Garching, Germany, the company supplies laser products for gas sensing, optical communications and customer-specific applications. Optica enjoyed an engaging discussion with CEO Christian Neumeyr to learn more.

Added: 20 Nov 2022

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