Magneto-Optics for Ultracold Data Transfer
Research News

Magneto-Optics for Ultracold Data Transfer

Modulator with a garnet crystal may improve communication between room-temperature electronics and cryogenic supercomputers.

22 September 2022
Art and Light in Ukraine
From the Issue
Art and Light in Ukraine

After a brief interruption, Mykola Kabluka and his team at Ukraine-based Expolight are once again finding a way forward with light.

01 October 2022
Coherent to Make Transceivers for DARPA Space Program
Industry News
Coherent to Make Transceivers for DARPA Space Program

The company will build technology to improve satellite communications for the US government’s defense program.

27 September 2022
Balanced Genders, Better Results
Careers
Balanced Genders, Better Results

Study suggests women and men working together are more effective than single-gender research teams.

27 September 2022
Symmetry, Broken Symmetry and Topology in Modern Physics
Book Reviews
Symmetry, Broken Symmetry and Topology in Modern Physics

A must-have book for university libraries with helpful problems and solutions.

29 September 2022
New York City Colors
Image of the Week
New York City Colors

Double rainbow with a backdrop of the New York City skyline.

23 September 2022
LATEST NEWS
UK Research Funding: Time for “Plan B”?
Research News
UK Research Funding: Time for “Plan B”?

Amid post-Brexit political turmoil, the British government lays out alternatives to participating in the EU’s big Horizon Europe research-funding program.

29 September 2022
Nanophotonic Material Remains Stable in Hot Spots
Research News
Nanophotonic Material Remains Stable in Hot Spots

The heterostructure made of alternating layers of two refractory minerals reflects infrared light.

28 September 2022
Coherent to Make Transceivers for DARPA Space Program
Industry News
Coherent to Make Transceivers for DARPA Space Program

The company will build technology to improve satellite communications for the US government’s defense program.

27 September 2022
Magneto-Optics for Ultracold Data Transfer
Research News
Magneto-Optics for Ultracold Data Transfer

Modulator with a garnet crystal may improve communication between room-temperature electronics and cryogenic supercomputers.

22 September 2022
Two Data Streams over a Single Optical Path
Research News
Two Data Streams over a Single Optical Path

The innovation relies on tailor-made coatings added to quantum well diodes.

21 September 2022

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EDITOR'S PICKS
Optics & Art
From the Archive

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
Toward Multilingualism in Science
Careers
Toward Multilingualism in Science

Researchers analyze the cost of having a single universal scientific language and recommend tools for breaking down linguistic barriers.

02 September 2022
Checking In with the GEMM Initiative
Conversations
Checking In with the GEMM Initiative

OPN talks with three scientists involved in an Optica-led effort that puts optical sensors to work in the battle against both local pollution and global climate change.

01 April 2022
The Soyuz MS-15 spacecraft
After Image
The Soyuz MS-15 spacecraft

The Soyuz MS-15 spacecraft ascending into space after its launch from Kazakhstan on Wednesday, 25 September 2019, photographed from aboard the International Space Station.

01 February 2020

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Image of the Week

New York City Colors

Double rainbow with a backdrop of the New York City skyline.

23 September 2022
Infographic

Lasers & the Human Eye

Accidental exposure to a single direct or reflected laser beam can cause irreversible damage to the human eye—depending on the wavelength, output and exposure duration.

01 October 2022
Then and Now

Making Lasers Tunable

Since the laser’s first demonstration in 1960, scientists have worked to expand the range of wavelengths the devices can emit.

01 October 2022
CAREERS
Balanced Genders, Better Results
Careers
Balanced Genders, Better Results

Study suggests women and men working together are more effective than single-gender research teams.

27 September 2022
Senior Member Insights: Raluca Negres
Careers
Senior Member Insights: Raluca Negres

A researcher talks about following your passion rather than material things.

20 September 2022
Senior Member Insights: Laeticia Petit
Careers
Senior Member Insights: Laeticia Petit

A professor talks about the benefits of international work.

06 September 2022
Toward Multilingualism in Science
Careers
Toward Multilingualism in Science

Researchers analyze the cost of having a single universal scientific language and recommend tools for breaking down linguistic barriers.

02 September 2022
Senior Member Insights: Amalia Martínez-García
Careers
Senior Member Insights: Amalia Martínez-García

A researcher talks about being an independent woman and mother in academia.

23 August 2022