After years of exploration, researchers have discovered that pushing the limits of nonlinear
optics allows them to produce ultra-short XUV laser pulses.
Microspiral resonators allow for unidirectional lasing and the direct coupling of light to the device’s microcavity—two characteristics that aren’t possible with conventional microresonators.
Researchers have recently demonstrated various approaches for constructing practical, compact adaptive-focus lenses. This article summarizes the advantages and drawbacks of each.
These authors describe a unique approach to safeguarding data transmission over the
Internet—by embedding messages within optical chaos.
Scientists predict that this last round of repairs will finally allow astronomers to realize the full potential of the orbiting telescope.
An elegant optical design from the 17th century could lead to a high-efficiency alternative for computer monitors.
Tiny gold nanoshells—known for their surface plasmonic properties—may someday help guide cancer-seeking heat therapy to its target.
Increasing the spatial resolution of X-ray microscopy.
Recently, the CIE has published an updated version of its ubiquitous lighting standard, the CIE 127. Among other things, the new standard refines the technique for measuring total radiant flux and introduces a concept called partial LED flux.
The Petaluma, Calif., start-up is taking the ultrashort pulse laser industry toward small, smart technology and big markets.
Our conversation with Anton Zeilinger, quantum mechanics pioneer and FiO keynote speaker.
At a recent congressional briefing, research and industry experts described the tremendous potential of solar power as a way to meet the world’s energy needs.
Optical research in Mexico has come into its own, with active programs in metrology, fiber optics, optical materials, interferometry, and more.
Before the era of Google, print indexing was its own complicated art and science. Through the efforts of two dedicated volunteers, OSA created several comprehensive—and functional—cumulative indexes of its journal contents.
Remembering Jean M. Bennett and Robert F. Wagner.