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


One giant leap for optics

Artemis I has launched, carrying with it vital photonics technology to solve mysteries on the moon. The Artemis Mission will revolutionalize optical communications between space and earth and put astronauts on the moon again.

Added: 16 Nov 2022


Optica reflections on science, life and freedom

“Iranian women are showing the world what courage looks like, standing up for their very basic human rights in a historic movement, freedom of thought, freedom of speech, and autonomy as human beings are cornerstones of a just society and essential for the advancement of science,” 2022 Chemistry Nobel Laureate Carolyn Bertozzi

Added: 14 Nov 2022


FIO plenary highlights: opportunities in optical imaging by wavefront shaping with spatial light modulators

At the 2022 FIO Conference, plenary speaker Monika Ritsch-Marte discussed opportunities in optical imaging by wavefront-shaping with Spatial Light Modulators (SLMs) and her recent work in Innsbruck.

Added: 02 Nov 2022


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