Optical Waveguide Brings 2D Light Emission into View
Research News

Optical Waveguide Brings 2D Light Emission into View

Integrated waveguide could offer new ways to understand and harness the properties of 2D heterostructures.

22 February 2024
Embracing One-on-One Feedback
Career Focus
Embracing One-on-One Feedback

Timely course corrections are vital to professional success.

01 March 2024
A Prototype Pacemaker Powered by Light
Research News
A Prototype Pacemaker Powered by Light

Ultra-thin silicon membrane uses photovoltaics to regulate heartbeats.

28 March 2024
Visualizing Brain Imaging Data with Color and Music
Research News
Visualizing Brain Imaging Data with Color and Music

A new approach creates captivating movies from neuroimaging data to help facilitate pattern-seeking.

29 February 2024
Singularities in Physics and Engineering
Book Reviews
Singularities in Physics and Engineering

An introduction to the rapidly expanding field of singular optics, aimed at those who want to familiarize themselves with the topic.

29 February 2024
Laser-Stimulated Luminescence
Image of the Week
Laser-Stimulated Luminescence

Emission near green wavelength of NaYF4 codoped with Yr3+/Er3+, stimulated with a 977-nm CW laser.

01 March 2024
LATEST NEWS
Visualizing Brain Imaging Data with Color and Music
Research News
Visualizing Brain Imaging Data with Color and Music

A new approach creates captivating movies from neuroimaging data to help facilitate pattern-seeking.

29 February 2024
A Prototype Pacemaker Powered by Light
Research News
A Prototype Pacemaker Powered by Light

Ultra-thin silicon membrane uses photovoltaics to regulate heartbeats.

28 February 2024
Metalenz Partners with Samsung on Face-Recognition Technology
Industry News
Metalenz Partners with Samsung on Face-Recognition Technology

Metasurface pioneer hopes collaboration with the global electronics giant will provide the scale needed to bring compact, polarization-based biometrics to millions of smartphones.

26 February 2024
VoxelSensors Acquires EyeWay Vision IP
Industry News
VoxelSensors Acquires EyeWay Vision IP

Belgian startup hopes that gaining the intellectual and industrial property of the Israeli XR-tech firm will assist in development of “spatial and empathic computing experiences.”

25 February 2024
Optical Waveguide Brings 2D Light Emission into View
Research News
Optical Waveguide Brings 2D Light Emission into View

Integrated waveguide could offer new ways to understand and harness the properties of 2D heterostructures.

22 February 2024

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EDITOR'S PICKS
Photonic Computing for Sale
From the Archive

Photonic Computing for Sale

Companies are increasingly being set up to commercialize optical processors—a technology with huge potential benefits, as well as some sticking points.

01 January 2023
Adaptive Optics
Then and Now
Adaptive Optics

Adaptive optics was first proposed as a way to improve astronomical measurements, but later it transformed into a tool for ophthalmology and beyond.

01 June 2022
Raphael’s Tourmaline Tongs
Light Touch
Raphael’s Tourmaline Tongs

Stephen R. Wilk tells the story of a historical optical tool with a peculiar name.

01 March 2023
A Shooting Star
After Image
A Shooting Star

Close-up view of a shooting star produced in a plasma windtunnel. These facilities are used to simulate the extreme conditions during the entry of spacecraft into the atmosphere.

01 July 2018

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Image of the Week

Laser-Stimulated Luminescence

Emission near green wavelength of NaYF4 codoped with Yr3+/Er3+, stimulated with a 977-nm CW laser.

01 March 2024
Conversations

Fiber Technology for the Future

Microsoft’s David Richardson will speak at the upcoming OFC conference about recent progress in emerging transmission fibers.

01 March 2024
Light Touch

A Frozen Moment of Motion

The story of how William Henry Fox Talbot’s markedly unremarkable photograph may have been the first demonstration of strobe photography.

01 March 2024
CAREERS
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
Senior Member Insights: Ferda Canbaz
Careers
Senior Member Insights: Ferda Canbaz

A group leader talks about the importance of creating a work–life balance.

12 December 2023
Looking Beyond the Ph.D.
Careers
Looking Beyond the Ph.D.

An Optica Ambassador shares advice on finding and succeeding in your first job post-graduation.

05 December 2023