This special issue of Optics & Photonics News highlights exciting peer-reviewed optics research that has emerged over the past year.
Congratulations to the winners of OPN’s 16th annual After Image photo contest.
Israel-based team demonstrates simplified production method that could facilitate rapid prototyping and mass production of complex optics with sub-nanometer roughness.
Imaging technology improves resolution under lower levels of light without damaging the sample.
A comprehensive reference for grad students and scientists in the physical sciences.
Looking south for the “green flash” at sunset entering Nantucket Harbor, Mass., USA.
Plant-based structural color and roll-to-roll processing enable colorful films, offering an alternative to plastics for festive decorations, cosmetics, pigments and more.
Neural-network computing is used to generate sharp, speckle-free images from partially coherent light.
Selected firms’ financials for most recently ended quarter highlight sharp increases in orders and backlogs.
Summit in Glasgow, held in parallel with COP26, focused on how real-time tracking of urban emissions—via photonically enabled sensors—could constitute a vital tool in climate action.
The Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite is surveying the solar neighborhood for Earth-like exoplanets—and reaping a data harvest with potential impact far beyond the search for life.
A proof-of-concept solar rooftop refinery converts carbon dioxide and water into jet fuel.
Phase-shifted interferograms that were captured with a four-phase optical coherence microscopy setup. This is false-colored raw data that would later be used for image reconstruction.
Employees who “exceed expectations” are often the ones who take the initiative and get the job done—despite roadblocks.
OPN asked several contributors to the December “Optics in 2021” feature for thoughts on areas that might advance in 2022.
An associate professor talks about being courageous when faced with uncertainty in your career.
A general manager and associate professor talks about starting a business and offers advice for early-career professionals.
A faculty director and professor talks about how astronomy first piqued her interest in science, and the lessons she’s learned throughout her career.
A professor at Shibaura Institute of Technology, Japan, talks about her passion for interdisciplinary research.
Research suggests that uncertainty about their place in STEM disciplines can create a negative feedback loop for students in some underrepresented groups.
View images from OPN's 16th annual contest—from an ultra close-up of laser engraving to birefringence in white sand to the summer solstice, filtered through a glass of cognac.