Giant Clams Offer Efficiency Clues for Biorefineries
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Giant Clams Offer Efficiency Clues for Biorefineries

The light-conversion processes in the mollusks could inspire improved schemes for extracting energy from biomass.

12 July 2024
Biosensing and Bioimaging with Nanophotonics
Conversations
Biosensing and Bioimaging with Nanophotonics

At the Optica Sensing Congress, Hatice Altug will discuss the latest developments in nanophotonics for applications in the life sciences and biomedicine.

01 July 2024
Customizable, Light-Activated Nanocarriers
Research News
Customizable, Light-Activated Nanocarriers

Size-adjustable polymer nanospheres release their encapsulated contents upon irradiation with UV and visible light for targeted drug delivery.

18 July 2024
Using Light to Break Down Plastics
Research News
Using Light to Break Down Plastics

Process uses a laser and 2D materials to dispose of non-biodegradable plastics—and recycle them into luminescent carbon dots.

17 July 2024
Foundations of Nonlinear Optical Microscopy
Book Reviews
Foundations of Nonlinear Optical Microscopy

A comprehensive textbook that covers from fundamentals to more advanced topics, with detailed mathematical descriptions.

18 July 2024
Sub-Pixel Colors in Silica Gel
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Sub-Pixel Colors in Silica Gel

Transparent silica gel balls, familiar desiccants for food, glitter with sub-pixel colors when placed on a smartphone screen.

19 July 2024
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Halo Industries Grabs US$80 Million in Series B Funding
Industry News
Halo Industries Grabs US$80 Million in Series B Funding

Startup will use the new money to help commercialize laser-based process for producing SiC wafer substrates, used in electronics for E-vehicles, renewable energy and more.

19 July 2024
Customizable, Light-Activated Nanocarriers
Research News
Customizable, Light-Activated Nanocarriers

Size-adjustable polymer nanospheres release their encapsulated contents upon irradiation with UV and visible light for targeted drug delivery.

18 July 2024
Using Light to Break Down Plastics
Research News
Using Light to Break Down Plastics

Process uses a laser and 2D materials to dispose of non-biodegradable plastics—and recycle them into luminescent carbon dots.

17 July 2024
Optical Tweezers Line Up a “Quantum Register”
Research News
Optical Tweezers Line Up a “Quantum Register”

A team in Germany uses tweezers to trap and manipulate a well-ordered array of atoms in an optical cavity—enabling high-efficiency atom-photon entanglement.

16 July 2024
Giant Clams Offer Efficiency Clues for Biorefineries
Research News
Giant Clams Offer Efficiency Clues for Biorefineries

The light-conversion processes in the mollusks could inspire improved schemes for extracting energy from biomass.

12 July 2024

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Quantum Computing Enters the Atomic Realm
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Quantum Computing Enters the Atomic Realm

Atom-based architectures may have a scalability advantage over other platforms in the quest to build more powerful quantum processors.

01 June 2024
Out of the Depths: The Submarine Telescope
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Out of the Depths: The Submarine Telescope

In the 1840s, Sarah P. Mather invented an impressive and unusual optical device that could be used to see underwater.

01 February 2024
A Photonic Neuron
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A Photonic Neuron

The light-driven building block at the heart of computers for next-gen machine learning.

01 June 2021
Analog Metacrystal
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Analog Metacrystal

Sectional views of a solid crystal detailing the inner structure of a computed optical system where encryption is defined by the topological structure.

01 May 2022

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Sub-Pixel Colors in Silica Gel

Transparent silica gel balls, familiar desiccants for food, glitter with sub-pixel colors when placed on a smartphone screen.

19 July 2024
President's Message

Societal Climate Change

Changes in society affect everyone, including scientists.

01 July 2024
Market Report

Integrated Photonics: The Cost of Commercialization

Photonic integrated circuits are promising for many applications, but high front- and back-end costs present challenges to wide adoption.

01 July 2024
CAREERS
Journeys in Optics: Agata Azzolin
Careers
Journeys in Optics: Agata Azzolin

Azzolin talks about what motivates her as a graduate student, her experience as part of an Optica technical group and her work in attosecond science. 

09 July 2024
Standing in Our Potential
Careers
Standing in Our Potential

Janet Fender writes about how the inaugural Optica Women Scholars Conference provided opportunities to encourage the career growth of young women in science.

25 June 2024
From Optical Engineering to Technical Marketing
Careers
From Optical Engineering to Technical Marketing

Cory Boone talks about his journey into marketing at Edmund Optics—and the joy he’s found in scientific outreach through TikTok and YouTube.

18 June 2024
Journeys in Optics: Joseph N. Mait
Careers
Journeys in Optics: Joseph N. Mait

Mait reflects on his career, from academia to 30 years working in the US Army Research Laboratory, and offers advice and lessons learned.

11 June 2024
Thinking Broadly about Collaborations
Careers
Thinking Broadly about Collaborations

Researcher Sarper Ozharar spoke with OPN about his transition from academia to industry and the value in creative partnerships.

14 May 2024

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15 September 2024