UV-Emitting Glass Prevents Biofilm Growth
Research News

UV-Emitting Glass Prevents Biofilm Growth

Modification with nanoparticles results in biofilm-resistant surface that scatters UV rays.

10 April 2024
Mapping Biology with Spatial Omics
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Mapping Biology with Spatial Omics

A recent explosion of spatial profiling techniques—largely enabled by optics and photonics technologies—gives biologists an unprecedented view of single cells and tissues.

01 April 2024
Structural Color in Nature
Infographic
Structural Color in Nature

Much of the vibrant color present in nature results from the physical interaction of light with nanostructured materials—producing some of the beautiful displays of color seen here.

01 April 2024
Laser Ablation Helps Track Origin of Medieval Metals
Research News
Laser Ablation Helps Track Origin of Medieval Metals

Portable technology is revealing the ancestry of the silver used in coins from the early Middle Ages.

11 April 2024
Quintessent Targets Lasers for AI
Industry News
Quintessent Targets Lasers for AI

In the wake of an US$11.5 million funding round, a US-based startup is leveraging quantum dots and silicon photonics to improve system reliability, power efficiency and bandwidth scalability.

12 April 2024
Solar Eclipse
Image of the Week
Solar Eclipse

The solar eclipse of 8 April 2024 seen through the ocular of a reflective telescope. The photo was taken with a cell phone in Aguascalientes, Mexico. 

12 April 2024
LATEST NEWS
Quintessent Targets Lasers for AI
Industry News
Quintessent Targets Lasers for AI

In the wake of an US$11.5 million funding round, a US-based startup is leveraging quantum dots and silicon photonics to improve system reliability, power efficiency and bandwidth scalability.

12 April 2024
Laser Ablation Helps Track Origin of Medieval Metals
Research News
Laser Ablation Helps Track Origin of Medieval Metals

Portable technology is revealing the ancestry of the silver used in coins from the early Middle Ages.

11 April 2024
UV-Emitting Glass Prevents Biofilm Growth
Research News
UV-Emitting Glass Prevents Biofilm Growth

Modification with nanoparticles results in biofilm-resistant surface that scatters UV rays.

10 April 2024
Mechanical Metamaterial Delivers Sonic Boost
Research News
Mechanical Metamaterial Delivers Sonic Boost

A chain of nanoresonators linked by laser light achieves exponential amplification of sound.

04 April 2024
A Cut Above for Laser Processing
Research News
A Cut Above for Laser Processing

New radial polarization technique tailors light field to minimize spot size inside glass.

03 April 2024

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EDITOR'S PICKS
Adaptive Optics: Assessing Vision, Disease and Treatment
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Adaptive Optics: Assessing Vision, Disease and Treatment

Recent research in using adaptive optics techniques for the human eye enables new scientific insights and clinical applications.

01 November 2023
William A. Eddy and His Aerial Vistascope
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William A. Eddy and His Aerial Vistascope

Eddy’s kite-borne camera obscura allowed real-time imaging.

01 July 2023
Optical Brain Imaging
Then and Now
Optical Brain Imaging

The beginnings of optical brain imaging focused on overcoming light scattering and inventing effective techniques.

01 June 2023
Infrared Ultrafast Laser
After Image
Infrared Ultrafast Laser

An intense infrared ultrafast laser focuses in a low-vacuum dusty plasma chamber. The formed supercontinuum light then scatters off the dust in the background. 

01 July 2023

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Image of the Week

Solar Eclipse

The solar eclipse of 8 April 2024 seen through the ocular of a reflective telescope. The photo was taken with a cell phone in Aguascalientes, Mexico.

12 April 2024
Market Report

The Two Biomedical Markets

The optics technologies used in both patient care and medical research provide an opportunity to help underserved populations.

01 April 2024
Infographic

Structural Color in Nature

Much of the vibrant color present in nature results from the physical interaction of light with nanostructured materials—producing some of the beautiful displays of color seen here.

01 April 2024
CAREERS
Taking Advantage of Informational Interviews
Careers
Taking Advantage of Informational Interviews

Often underappreciated, these conversations can be extremely valuable in your career planning and job search.

02 April 2024
Inclusion in STEM Careers
Careers
Inclusion in STEM Careers

Optica Ambassadors offer their reflections on building an inclusive, successful career and community.

08 March 2024
Senior Member Insights: Junqing Zhao
Careers
Senior Member Insights: Junqing Zhao

A researcher learns to be persistent and follow his passion.

30 January 2024
Senior Member Insights: Rosario Porras-Aguilar
Careers
Senior Member Insights: Rosario Porras-Aguilar

An assistant professor talks about embracing small steps and the importance of self-care.

09 January 2024
Senior Member Insights: Ulrich H. P. Fischer
Careers
Senior Member Insights: Ulrich H. P. Fischer

A professor and CEO discusses the importance of finding the right path.

26 December 2023