The industry will need to remain agile to adapt to a “new normal” of shortages and a possible recession.
In a new feature, OPN highlights works by eight artists inspired by light—and its ability to transform the world around us.
Technique could extend platform options for quantum experiments and for using levitated particles in quantum sensing.
The new combination, which will be re-branded under the Coherent name, targets addressable markets totaling US$65 billion, according to the company.
A beautifully illustrated book covering theoretical or experimental aspects of the THz field.
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.
A new fabrication method and algorithm produce a glass-free imaging film that projects 3D images without external illumination or special reading devices.
Nonlinear frequency conversion allows one image to be seen from the front and another from the back.
Researchers develop an all-in-one device for artificial vision that can sense UV, visible, near-infrared and infrared light.
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.
In an age of rapid change, effective engagement with others—whether in person or remotely—requires being mindful of the fundamentals.
Lightweight setup enabling optical-resolution photoacoustic microscopy in the brains of freely moving mice may facilitate long-term study of neurodegenerative diseases.
Birefringence from liquid crystals atop nanostructured pixel arrays (under the optical microscope) displays unusual color arrangements.
A historical tour of color theory and the neutral value scale.
Submit a summary of your best recent peer-reviewed optics research to our “Optics in 2022” special feature.
A professor talks about the importance of pursuing what you love to do.
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.
A professor talks about the freedom to question everything in scientific research.
A hardware system architect and senior IBM Quantum Ambassador talks about merging business and photonics.
An adjunct full professor talks about navigating his physics career as an immigrant.
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.