Feature Articles

The Anamorphic Stretch Transform: Putting the Squeeze on “Big Data”

Coping with a deluge of digital information will require more efficient ways to capture, sample and store data. One new approach works by selectively “warping” the data to provide better resolution of the fine details—while still reducing total data size.

by Bahram Jalali and Mohammad H. Asghari
Erwin Schrödinger’s Path to Wave Mechanics

In 1926, Schrödinger invoked Hamilton’s optical-mechanical analogy that related ray optics and particle mechanics: His invention of wave mechanics related to particle mechanics as wave optics related to ray optics.

by Barry R. Masters
Meet OSA’s 2014 Fellows

OSA is pleased to announce the 2014 class of Fellows. This distinction was awarded to 71 OSA members for their significant contributions to the advancement of optics and photonics. The selection of these candidates was confirmed by the Board of Directors at its meeting in October 2013.

by Kari Apter and Belinda Acre

Departments and Columns


Headliners, policy news and industry updates.

Reflections in Diversity
Making Physics Cool

Getting past misconceptions to get young minorities interested in physics.

Conversations in Optics
The Network of Tomorrow

Gary Smith, one of the OFC 2014 plenary speakers, talks with OPN about new network architecture.

Global Optics
Biomedical Optics in Kyrgyzstan

Sharing ideas and forming new partnerships in a central Asian country.

Light Touch
Light, as a Feather

A history of using feathers to create diffraction patterns.


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