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Optica Members Around the World Driving Quantum Science

Celebrate World Quantum Day, and meet five of Optica’s members working in quantum.

Added: 13 Apr 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...

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 mod

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 biki

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

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