Vodafone Highlights Silicon Photonics Push
Industry News

Vodafone Highlights Silicon Photonics Push

Amid announcement of an R&D facility expansion in Spain, the international telecom company unveiled partnerships with two startups to help embed silicon photonics in its future.

27 September 2023
The Multifaceted Laser Market
Market Report
The Multifaceted Laser Market

The laser industry’s variety of sectors makes prediction difficult—but also provides opportunities for growth.

01 October 2023
Wearable Sentinel for a Silent Maternal Killer
Research News
Wearable Sentinel for a Silent Maternal Killer

Wrist-worn prototype uses laser speckle imaging to detect postpartum hemorrhage before it becomes a medical emergency.

27 September 2023
More Efficient Optical Microcombs
Research News
More Efficient Optical Microcombs

New approach using two microresonators paves the way toward compact chip-scale devices.

28 September 2023
Interference: The History of Optical Interferometry
Book Reviews
Interference: The History of Optical Interferometry

An exciting and accessible book for students interested in interferometry.

28 September 2023
Hawaiian Rainbow
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Hawaiian Rainbow

One end of a strong rainbow captured in Honolulu, HI, USA, in November 2008.

29 September 2023
LATEST NEWS
LightPath Tapped for Defense Imaging Work
Industry News
LightPath Tapped for Defense Imaging Work

Niche optical and IR company’s recently acquired Visimid subsidiary will partner with Lockheed Martin in three-year design-and-development contract.

02 October 2023
Dutch Sensor Startup Gains Seed Funding
Industry News
Dutch Sensor Startup Gains Seed Funding

MantiSpectra will use the €4.0 million venture-capital infusion to scale up processes and build custom sensing solutions in target markets.

29 September 2023
More Efficient Optical Microcombs
Research News
More Efficient Optical Microcombs

New approach using two microresonators paves the way toward compact chip-scale devices.

28 September 2023
Wearable Sentinel for a Silent Maternal Killer
Research News
Wearable Sentinel for a Silent Maternal Killer

Wrist-worn prototype uses laser speckle imaging to detect postpartum hemorrhage before it becomes a medical emergency.

27 September 2023
Vodafone Highlights Silicon Photonics Push
Industry News
Vodafone Highlights Silicon Photonics Push

Amid announcement of an R&D facility expansion in Spain, the international telecom company unveiled partnerships with two startups to help embed silicon photonics in its future.

27 September 2023

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EDITOR'S PICKS
Fusion’s Direct Drive
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Fusion’s Direct Drive

An underdog laser scheme may be best placed to deliver competitive fusion energy.

01 June 2023
Owning the Problem
Career Focus
Owning the Problem

Employees who “exceed expectations” are often the ones who take the initiative and get the job done—despite roadblocks.

01 December 2021
Battery-Free Microfliers Inspired by Plants and Origami
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Battery-Free Microfliers Inspired by Plants and Origami

Small robotic devices harvest energy with an array of thin-film solar cells to “snap” from a flat to folded configuration.

14 September 2023
A light painting
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A light painting

A light painting of residential lights taken at night with a cell phone using a 1-second exposure. The sinusoidal pattern was generated by hand during the exposure.

01 May 2021

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Hawaiian Rainbow

One end of a strong rainbow captured in Honolulu, HI, USA, in November 2008.

29 September 2023
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The Road to GPT

In November 2022, OpenAI debuted ChatGPT, an AI chatbot with an extensive knowledge base and deductive abilities capable of producing natural language responses. 

01 October 2023
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A Visible-Light Femtosecond Fiber Laser

Advances in ZBLAN fiber and diode pump lasers enable a milestone.

01 October 2023
CAREERS
Senior Member Insights: Mohammed Elamassie
Careers
Senior Member Insights: Mohammed Elamassie

An assistant professor talks about embracing change and creativity throughout his career.

19 September 2023
A Smooth Transition from Ph.D. to Postdoc
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A Smooth Transition from Ph.D. to Postdoc

An Optica Ambassador gives her advice for a successful start to your postdoc journey.

12 September 2023
Senior Member Insights: Ori Henderson-Sapir
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Senior Member Insights: Ori Henderson-Sapir

A physicist talks about his experience with commercialization and building a startup.

05 September 2023
Benefits of Volunteering in Scientific Publishing
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Benefits of Volunteering in Scientific Publishing

Researcher and professor Alfred U’Ren spoke with OPN about his experience as a journal editor and reviewer and how others can get involved.

29 August 2023
Senior Member Insights: Georgios E. Arnaoutakis
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Senior Member Insights: Georgios E. Arnaoutakis

A researcher talks about the power of connecting with other people.

22 August 2023

Photo Contest

Enter OPN’s 18th Annual Photo Contest

We’re looking for high-impact images that showcase an aspect of optics. First place will receive a canvas-stretched print of their entry, a $250 gift card and publication in OPN.

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15 September 2023