Undersea photographer Emory Kristof helped develop imaging equipment that can operate in the extreme pressures, toxic temperatures and total darkness of the ocean floor.
Two antique volumes—A Compleat System of Opticks and The Edinburgh Encyclopedia—provide an excellent means for learning about optical design before 1800.
Optical fibers have found a new niche—as photonic non-thermal filaments that can be used for applications ranging from glowing fashion to infrared security systems to clinical devices.
Bioluminescent marine organisms such as dinoflagellates enable engineers and oceanographers to study complex fluid dynamics and demonstrate the important role of light emission in ecology.
Optical Sciences Center becomes the College of Optical Sciences.
OSA 2001 and 1993 presidents describe their travels in South Africa, where they visited colleagues at a national laboratory and three universities.
Optics Letters was launched in an effort to promote quick publication of breakthroughs in the field.