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


Seeing the world—and the universe: Scott Acton talks phasing the James Webb Space Telescope and biking across continents

At the 2022 FIO Conference, plenary speaker Scott Acton (Ball Aerospace & Technologies) summarized the months-long phasing process of the James Webb Space Telescope mirrors and his quest to bike around the world. 

Added: 28 Oct 2022


Biofluids expert travels to India to share latest research on sickle cell anemia

Viviana Clavería, a postdoctoral researcher at the Active Matter Physics Millennium Nucleus at the University of Chile, visited the Muhammed Abdurahiman Memorial Orphanage College (MAMOC) student chapter in Kerala, India, as a traveling lecturer.

Added: 28 Sep 2022


Q&A with Brandon Rodenburg: Quantum's disruptive potential and the impact of NQI

Brandon Rodenburg, Quantum team leader at MITRE and Optica Ambassador, sat down with Discover Optica to talk about challenges facing the quantum industry, where quantum computing could go next, and the impact of the U.S. National Quantum Initiative.

Added: 26 Aug 2022


Harnessing Digital Holography for Disease Diagnosis

As a keynote speaker at Optica’s 2022 Digital Holography and Three-Dimensional Imaging Topical Group meeting, Optica Fellow Bahram Javidi described the development of inexpensive, portable devices that can reliably detect abnormalities in red blood cells that indicate diseases through 3D and 4D imaging.

Added: 11 Aug 2022


The Connection of Well-Being

At Optica, we know that ensuring our optics community thrives depends on all of us staying emotionally, financially, mentally, and physically healthy. The chance to take a break from email, connect with family, friends and nature – and prioritize personal well-being—is important at all career levels.

Added: 29 Jul 2022


My story from the Siegman School on Lasers 2022

The Siegman International School on Lasers was a marvelous experience that I know I will never forget. I was so thrilled when I got accepted to attend back in 2020, but due to the worldwide Pandemic COVID-19 it was postponed/canceled. However, I realize that a lot of good things came out of that delay.

Added: 25 Jul 2022


Phasing the James Webb Space Telescope

Scott Acton, and his team at Ball Aerospace, were responsible for the Wavefront Sensing and Controls commissioning process for the James Webb Space Telescope. Acton’s plenary presentation at Optica’s Imaging and Applied Optics Congress described the process from the initial deployment of the optics to the final alignment of the mirrors.

Added: 20 Jul 2022


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