Optics and Photonics: A Midyear Look
Market Report

Optics and Photonics: A Midyear Look

The industry will need to remain agile to adapt to a “new normal” of shortages and a possible recession.

01 July 2022
Optics & Art
From the Issue
Optics & Art

In a new feature, OPN highlights works by eight artists inspired by light—and its ability to transform the world around us.

01 July 2022
Nailing Down the Position of Levitated Nanoparticles
Research News
Nailing Down the Position of Levitated Nanoparticles

Technique could extend platform options for quantum experiments and for using levitated particles in quantum sensing.

01 July 2022
II–VI Wraps Up Merger with Coherent
Industry News
II–VI Wraps Up Merger with Coherent

The new combination, which will be re-branded under the Coherent name, targets addressable markets totaling US$65 billion, according to the company.

04 July 2022
Generation, Detection and Processing of Terahertz Signals
Book Reviews
Generation, Detection and Processing of Terahertz Signals

A beautifully illustrated book covering theoretical or experimental aspects of the THz field.

30 June 2022
TIR
Image of the Week
TIR "Spine"

Total internal reflection (TIR) of a 365-nm beam across a glass slide covered with fluorescent dye. Each point of TIR generates fluorescence resembling a vertebra in a spine.

01 July 2022
LATEST NEWS
II–VI Wraps Up Merger with Coherent
Industry News
II–VI Wraps Up Merger with Coherent

The new combination, which will be re-branded under the Coherent name, targets addressable markets totaling US$65 billion, according to the company.

04 July 2022
Nailing Down the Position of Levitated Nanoparticles
Research News
Nailing Down the Position of Levitated Nanoparticles

Technique could extend platform options for quantum experiments and for using levitated particles in quantum sensing.

01 July 2022
Ultrathin Imaging Film Creates Bright 3D Display
Research News
Ultrathin Imaging Film Creates Bright 3D Display

A new fabrication method and algorithm produce a glass-free imaging film that projects 3D images without external illumination or special reading devices.

30 June 2022
Metasurfaces Show Promise for Asymmetric Control of Light
Research News
Metasurfaces Show Promise for Asymmetric Control of Light

Nonlinear frequency conversion allows one image to be seen from the front and another from the back.

29 June 2022
Human-Eye-Inspired Multiwavelength Optoelectronic Synapse
Research News
Human-Eye-Inspired Multiwavelength Optoelectronic Synapse

Researchers develop an all-in-one device for artificial vision that can sense UV, visible, near-infrared and infrared light.

23 June 2022

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EDITOR'S PICKS
Will Satellites Cripple Ground-Based Astronomy?
From the Archive

Will Satellites Cripple Ground-Based Astronomy?

Some worry that the growth of space technology—which originally sprang from humanity’s fascination with the stars—now threatens access to the clear skies vital for research with a new generation of Earth-based telescopes.

01 May 2021
Interviewing and Working in a (Post-)Pandemic World
Career Focus
Interviewing and Working in a (Post-)Pandemic World

In an age of rapid change, effective engagement with others—whether in person or remotely—requires being mindful of the fundamentals.

01 April 2022
Detachable Microscope Could Ease Brain Research
Research News
Detachable Microscope Could Ease Brain Research

Lightweight setup enabling optical-resolution photoacoustic microscopy in the brains of freely moving mice may facilitate long-term study of neurodegenerative diseases.

16 December 2021
Birefringence
After Image
Birefringence

Birefringence from liquid crystals atop nanostructured pixel arrays (under the optical microscope) displays unusual color arrangements.

01 November 2020

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TIR
Image of the Week

TIR "Spine"

Total internal reflection (TIR) of a 365-nm beam across a glass slide covered with fluorescent dye. Each point of TIR generates fluorescence resembling a vertebra in a spine.

01 July 2022
44 Fewer Shades of Gray
Light Touch

44 Fewer Shades of Gray

A historical tour of color theory and the neutral value scale.

01 June 2020
Illuminate your research
Optics in 2022

Illuminate your research

Submit a summary of your best recent peer-reviewed optics research to our “Optics in 2022” special feature. 

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31 August 2021
CAREERS
Senior Member Insights: Luciana Kassab
Careers
Senior Member Insights: Luciana Kassab

A professor talks about the importance of pursuing what you love to do.

28 June 2022
Study: Privileges of White, Able-Bodied, Heterosexual Men in STEM
Careers
Study: Privileges of White, Able-Bodied, Heterosexual Men in STEM

A survey of more than 25,000 full-time STEM professionals reveals how those who do not belong to marginalized groups benefit from systematic advantages.

27 June 2022
Senior Member Insights: Hassen Ghalila
Careers
Senior Member Insights: Hassen Ghalila

A professor talks about the freedom to question everything in scientific research.

14 June 2022
Senior Member Insights: Faezeh Gholami
Careers
Senior Member Insights: Faezeh Gholami

A hardware system architect and senior IBM Quantum Ambassador talks about merging business and photonics.

31 May 2022
Senior Member Insights: Mark Auslender
Careers
Senior Member Insights: Mark Auslender

An adjunct full professor talks about navigating his physics career as an immigrant.

17 May 2022

Enter OPN's 17th Annual Photo Contest
Photo Contest

Enter OPN's 17th Annual Photo Contest

The first-place winner will receive a canvas-stretched print of their winning entry, a $250 Amazon gift card, and publication of the winning image in OPN.

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15 September 2022