Feature Articles

Fourier Ptychographic Microscopy: A Gigapixel Superscope for Biomedicine

A simple modification, combined with computational optics, can boost the resolving power of standard microscopes by more than an order of magnitude—and open up new applications in both the lab and the clinic.

by Guoan Zheng, Xiaoze Ou, Roarke Horstmeyer, Jaebum Chung and Changhuei Yang
Expanding OCT: Quanitifying the Cornea’s Optical Performance

Optical coherence tomography, a well-known method for imaging the retina, may allow physicians to perform quantitative metrology of the eye’s own optics.

by Ryan P. McNabb, Anthony N. Kuo and Joseph A. Izatt
Optics on the Brain: OSA’s Mulitphoton and Patterned Optogenetics Incubator

A December 2013 OSA incubator meeting highlighted the role of cutting-edge optics and photonics in solving the mysteries of neuroscience—and helped forge connections between researchers in the two communities.

by Hillel Adesnik, Laura Waller and Shy Shoham

Departments and Columns


Headliners, policy news and industry updates.

Career Focus
Keeping Tabs on Your Online Reputation

Today’s networked information environment is creating new responsibilities for “curating” your online record—and new tools to help do just that.

Looking Inward with Optics

OSA Fellow Xingde Li, one of the BIOMED 2014  plenary speakers, talks with OPN about label-free imaging of tissue histology.

Determining Tissue Health with Light

OSA Fellow and BIOMED 2014 plenary speaker Adam Wax talks with OPN about his work on assessing tissue health based on coherent detection of multiply scattered light.

Global Optics
Optics in Armenia

Yuri Kivshar experiences science in the shade of Mt. Ararat.

Light Touch
The Monocle

Is the monocle a legitimate optical device or merely an affectatious accessory?


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