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Why are we talking about the talent shortage in quantum, and what can we do about it?

Quantum information science and technology (QIST) is poised to change the world, but harnessing its potential requires a breadth and depth of talent that is difficult to recruit and retain. What can we do about it?

Added: 22 Jun 2023

At the quantum limit of gravitational wave detection

At Optica Quantum 2.0, Victoria Xu, the inaugural recipient of the Theodor W. Hänsch Prize in Quantum Optics, presented her work in quantum optics to fundamentally improve metrology through large-scale interferometers and advanced gravitational wave detection.

Added: 22 Jun 2023

My Story from the 2022 Amplify Optics Immersion Program

In the field of optics, diversity and representation have been long-standing challenges. However, thanks to Optica, recent initiatives and programs have begun to bridge this gap, creating opportunities for underrepresented groups to excel in the scientific community. Read about Maimuna's experiences with two of these programs. 

Added: 18 Jun 2023

Imaging the space observatories of the future

At the 2023 Optica Design and Fabrication Congress, Dr. Jonathan Arenberg, Chief Engineer for Space Science Missions at Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems, took the plenary stage to share the pioneering design of NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope (JWST).

Added: 13 Jun 2023

Optical technologies enabling fusion ignition at the National Ignition Facility

At the Optica Design and Fabrication Congress, Optica Fellow Dr. Tayyab Suratwala, program director for Optics and Materials Science and Technology (OMST), Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, discussed the first successful controlled fusion experiment to achieve fusion ignition. Also known...

Added: 12 Jun 2023

Min Qiu on Westlake University, international partnerships and optics shaping the future

Min Qiu, Optica Fellow and Director-at-Large, sat down with Discover Optica and shared his perspective on the growth of Westlake Univestity—where he is Vice President for Research and Chair Professor of Photonics—the importance of international partnerships and the role of optics in shaping the future.

Added: 07 Jun 2023

June Pride Month recognizes progress in inclusivity

Pride is now widely celebrated, yet the journey to an inclusive optics and photonics community is ongoing. At Optica, we work to support our community to ensure people feel safe, supported, and have access to the resources they need to grow and develop. Everyone in our community deserves to feel valued and included.

Added: 31 May 2023

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