The director of the Southampton’s Optoelectronics Research Center touches on the center’s future, the outlook for silicon photonics, and the importance of photonics in the UK economy.
Congratulations to the winners of OPN’s 18th annual After Image photo contest!
Researchers leverage stimulated Brillouin scattering in integrated chalcogenide waveguides to create a high-bandwidth, low-loss electro-optic silicon chip.
An Optica Ambassador shares advice on finding and succeeding in your first job post-graduation.
This introductory textbook explores the fundamentals of light and X-ray optics and relevant applications.
Picture of the Ring Nebula (M57) taken with a Canon T2i DSLR and an RSpec Star Analyser 100 diffraction grating on a 10-inch Ritchey-Chretien telescope at f/9.
New biocompatible imaging tool based on multi-labeled oligomeric proteins offers nanometer-level accuracy.
Partnerships with three distributors in China, Korea and Europe aim at boosting availability of the company’s metasurface-based beam-steering chip.
The London-based startup in photonic quantum systems is providing two quantum accelerators to Poland’s Poznań Supercomputing and Networking Center.
Superlatives strain to characterize the excellent performance of the astronomical community’s latest infrared telescope, which is beaming back dazzling and confounding images of the universe.
The inventor of the Finsen light made strides in understanding the effects of ultraviolet light in the treatment of disease.
The idea of using sunlight to generate electricity has been around since the 1800s, but solar cells with a practical level of conversion efficiency arrived only in the 1950s.
Output light field of a tapered tip of an optical single-mode fiber, in which blue light and green light are coupled, reflected by a sheet of paper.
Since the first gratings were constructed, there have been a number of attempts to commercialize their color-producing effects as decorative elements.
Each December, OPN looks at interesting research results of the past year. But what about the year ahead? We asked several contributors to our “Optics in 2023” feature for thoughts on 2024.
An assistant professor talks about the joy of mentoring students and the value of a supportive research community.
A senior researcher talks about learning from failure.
A professor talks about using optics and photonics for societal applications.
Although neurodivergent people often face challenges in scientific education and workplaces, they also bring unique strengths and assets.