A “Time Lens” for On-Chip Femtosecond Pulses
Research News

A “Time Lens” for On-Chip Femtosecond Pulses

Researchers use temporal analog of a spatial lens to integrate an ultrafast source onto a lithium niobate chip.

24 November 2022
Optics in 2022
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Optics in 2022

Now in its 40th year, OPN’s annual feature highlights some of the most interesting research in optics and photonics published in recent months.

01 December 2022
After Image Photo Contest
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After Image Photo Contest

Congratulations to the winners of OPN’s 17th annual After Image photo contest.

01 December 2022
Optics in 2023 & Beyond
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Optics in 2023 & Beyond

We asked several contributors to our “Optics in 2022” feature for thoughts on areas that might advance in 2023.

01 December 2022
Project IDEA Advances Industrial 3D Printing
Industry News
Project IDEA Advances Industrial 3D Printing

German initiative reportedly demonstrates approach that enables cost-effective laser additive manufacturing in “medium batch sizes.”

30 November 2022
Krypton Clusters
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Krypton Clusters

Krypton clusters are irradiated by a high-power, few-cycle laser to produce soft X-rays, emitted in all directions.

02 December 2022
Optics & Photonics News Magazine
December 2022 Issue
LATEST NEWS
Radio Holography Tests Telescope Optics
Research News
Radio Holography Tests Telescope Optics

Researchers build a 2-m-tall cryostat to evaluate a detector’s optical response in cryogenic environment.

07 December 2022
Partnership Targets Green VCSELs
Industry News
Partnership Targets Green VCSELs

Early-stage firm Ganvix will team up with semiconductor manufacturing specialist BluGlass to develop GaN VCSELs that emit at 515-nm-to-525-nm wavelengths.

02 December 2022
Multifocus Microscope Offers Fast 3D Imaging
Research News
Multifocus Microscope Offers Fast 3D Imaging

A prototype enables fast, high-resolution 3D imaging that is less damaging to live cells.

01 December 2022
Statement on Human Rights for Women
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Statement on Human Rights for Women

A statement from the Optica Ambassadors.

01 December 2022
Project IDEA Advances Industrial 3D Printing
Industry News
Project IDEA Advances Industrial 3D Printing

German initiative reportedly demonstrates approach that enables cost-effective laser additive manufacturing in “medium batch sizes.”

30 November 2022

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EDITOR'S PICKS
From Nonlinear Optical Imaging to Pulse Oximeters
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From Nonlinear Optical Imaging to Pulse Oximeters

The PROBE Lab of Optica Fellow Kimani Toussaint Jr. leverages interdisciplinary expertise to tackle wide-ranging problems.

01 November 2022
Erbium: The Qubit for Tomorrow’s Quantum Networks?
Research News
Erbium: The Qubit for Tomorrow’s Quantum Networks?

Erbium atoms embedded in silicon can emit in a narrow range and at fairly high temperatures.

16 November 2022
Avoiding the Valleys of Death
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Avoiding the Valleys of Death

A “System Readiness Level” metric could provide a baseline for lean product development.

01 September 2022
Blood Moon
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Blood Moon

The longest total lunar eclipse of the 21st century (103 minutes) took place on 27 July 2018. Image taken on the Feldberg, the highest mountain of the Black Forest in Germany.

01 September 2018

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Krypton Clusters

Krypton clusters are irradiated by a high-power, few-cycle laser to produce soft X-rays, emitted in all directions.

02 December 2022
From the Issue

Creativity on Demand

The myths of the “creative genius” and the “Eureka moment” in science.

01 December 2022
Then and Now

Evolution of Eyeglasses

The story of eyeglasses is a far-flung tale spanning centuries. Here are a few milestones in the shaping of optical materials to assist human vision.

01 December 2022
CAREERS
Senior Member Insights: Maumita Chakrabarti
Careers
Senior Member Insights: Maumita Chakrabarti

An R&D manager talks about strengthening her leadership skills.

29 November 2022
Talking About Creativity
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Talking About Creativity

Dennis Sherwood, the author of a new book on creativity for scientists and engineers, spoke with OPN about what goes into building a process for developing creative ideas.

20 November 2022
Senior Member Insights: Jovana Petrovic
Careers
Senior Member Insights: Jovana Petrovic

A research professor talks about blending her passion for science and helping people.

15 November 2022
Senior Member Insights: Katie Schwertz
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Senior Member Insights: Katie Schwertz

A design engineer talks about product development and the satisfying feeling of solving problems.

01 November 2022
Senior Member Insights: Akhilesh Kumar Pathak
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Senior Member Insights: Akhilesh Kumar Pathak

A postdoctoral researcher talks about his work in fiber optics.

18 October 2022